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Cafe, European, Scandinavian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Vironniemi
0.4 km from The Esplanadi Park
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Reviewed 22 August 2022

Saw this place while over the road looking at the white church and it seemed very popular so gave it a go for lunch. Friendly staff and quick service. I had the salmon soup which was very nice and you also got free tea or...coffee included. Overall a great little lunch stop with friendly local vibe.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 9 August 2022 via mobile

We visited today for coffee and lunch. Where in the world would they suggest you have free water rather than buying a bottle. Also free tea and coffee with a meal. Excellent Ceasar Salads and delighted cakes. Such friendly helpful service. I would absolutely recommend...this cafe. Right opposite the Cathedral on the main square. Excellently priced and such good value. Thank you to the pleasant team running it. We very much enjoyed our visitMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 29 July 2022

This isa grast plce for a meal or just coffee and pastry. IT is Helsinki at its best. I had reindeer

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 22 March 2022

We were in a rush for lunch and asked to be served quickly. We were and the food was alright. The location and setting are quite nice.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 25 December 2021 via mobile

A supercozy, friendly, atmospheric old style cafe in the best neigbourhood in old Helsinki, Torikorttelit. The view is amazing, you have the big white churchTuomionkirkko, right in front if you. The Senatsquare as well. On winter nights it looks spectacular, try to get a window...seat. The staff is friendly and professional. The cakes and buns are to die for- mouthwatering, one of the best in town. Good soups and other foods as well. My personal favorite is the legendary beet root steak-its handmade from fresh beetroots, never fails in taste ! Im always happy here, a rare gem in town.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 14 November 2021

This is terrible customer service, a dirty, crowded cafe and ruined Father's Day. We wanted to visit this cafe at 14.11 at 14.45. The first time here, when I went inside, I saw an empty table, asked the waiter if I could take it. The...table is free until 17, he said that yes, we can sit down, removed the dishes. We undressed, laid out our things. After that, a girl ran up to us and said that the four of us should empty the table, since other people were waiting for him, and we should stand at the end of the line at the window and wait. Until we were allowed to sit down. There was no information about this in the hall, she raised us for the sake of one person who wanted this table. There were no excuses, no offers to change seats. I asked permission to sit down, the other staff allowed, she kicked out. guide to understand this situation. Cafe is not just a place with cups and a view from the window, dirty tables and a bunch of people. It is also a place where a person receives services and not rudeness. A complete lack of customer service, inability to solve problems. Check this situation on cameras and give explanations. Thank youMore

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 27 April 2021 via mobile

It would be much more pleasant to visit a cafe if you could not hear what they are talking about and how they chew at the next table. Please turn on the music.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 23 January 2021

This is a small and lovely place to meet friends and eat well. I was here right after my workout. Food was delicious and the size of the doze fit. I think the price level was suitable. This is placed in the center of Helsinki...and easy to find. They offer table service and people are friendly. I will surely come back again.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 3 January 2021

Cafe Engle is located in the opposite of Cathedral of Helsinki in the street level of an old building. The atmosphere is cozy and service smooth. There is table service which is not so common in Helsinki. The dishes are traditional and at good quality,...but the price level is very high. For primary location you may be willing to pay for this, but you may also take an option to walk few block and to get way more with same money.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 26 November 2020

The place is very cozy, with great views of Helsinki Cathedral. Polite, a bit slow service. High quality portions, but small and moderately expensive. I left hungry.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 30 July 2020 via mobile

Great breakfast and service; I had bacon and eggs breakfast and it really was nice. Enough both and besides vegetables and fresh fruit. Definitely will return next time.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 13 January 2020

We stopped in to warm up on an afternoon after returning from Suomenlinna. It was a quiet afternoon, and we sat unhurriedly, drinking hot chocolate and savoring a piece of berry tart. Perfection.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 17 November 2019

I wanted to take a quick snack with a colleague- we opted for the soup of the day- full of fresh fish/salmon especially. With some bread and coffee count 17 euros/head- not cheap but worth if you want a nice location

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 13 October 2019

Very nice place to have a rest and enjoy salmon soup. I would definitely recommend it to any traveller staying in Helsinki. Localities are delicious and the atmosphere is truly cozy.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 29 September 2019 via mobile

We had diner with a group of 16. In advance we had choosen our 2-course menu. Of course people forgot what they had choosen. Staff handled it very kind and professional. Soup with fresh salmon was delicious. Main course of vegetarian beetrootburger was also very...good.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Cafe Engel is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4