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Design Hill Cafe

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Cafe, European, International, Scandinavian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Updated 05/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed 9 April 2022 via mobile

We arrived for a late lunch a few minutes before 1500, lunch ends at three, after waiting in line for 5 minutes we were told there is no lunch even if the time was exactly three… so even after this mild dissapoinent we decided to...have a foccacia an a hampie.. none of wich one would write home about… not worth your time or money.. went to nearby shell to pick up a decently priced coffee…More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 18 September 2021

The food isn't so good anymore, not worth of the money. The salad wasen't as fresh as before. Fish soup also tasted and smelled a little bit weird. The soup was also very salty and the fish wasen't in pieces (as usually in fish soup),...it was more like smashed. Also the lady put my cake piece in a plate with bare hands and she touched the cake with her hands. The prices were also higher than before. And the cake would have needed something more than just dark chocolate and marengue. In my opinion it would have been much better with whipped cream(as before). The actual cake was good as were the customer servise.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 15 July 2020

Design Hill Cafe is located close to Salo next to Highway 1 adjacent to design outlet. The cafe has limited but very well thought menu selection. The food (i.e. soups and salads) is taste and quality wise excellent. This is most likely the best option...for break when driving between Helsinki and Turku. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 13 July 2020

The cafe is great! Excellent selection of cakes, pies, etc. Whatever you take it looks and taste great. If you enjoy fine dining, this is "fine caking". :)

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 18 February 2020

Design Hill on selkeästi paras pysähdyspaikka ykköstien varrella. Loistava keitto- ja salaattilounas (kuvat puhuvat puolestaan), loistavat kahvit, teet, kylmät juomat ja konditoriatuotteet. Myymälässä monipuolinen valikoima merkkituotteita ja erikoisuuksia. Vahva suositus: kannattaa poiketa, kauempaakin. Design Hill is clearly the best place to stop by the road...#1 Turku-Helsinki. Excellent lunch of soups and salads (have a look at the pics...), outstanding coffee, tea and beverages, as well as pastries and buns. The shop features a wide selection of branded products and specialties. A strong suggestion: take a break at Design Hill.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Tour40917116064, Omistaja at Design Hill Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2020
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Kiitos!:)

Reviewed 12 February 2020

Unexpected! When usually people wait for the waiter to just pour the coffee and hand out the mug, here they ask you kindly to go and sit and wait. Then, only ordered a simple coffee, I was given a mug on a wooden plate with...decorations and a couple of small chocolates. WOW!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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133anup, Omistaja at Design Hill Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2020

Thanks! 😊

Reviewed 27 June 2019 via mobile

In the middle of a wonderful shop with many products of finnish and foreign designers, you can have really tasty lunch or a range of coffees with tasteful cakes. Old fashioned finnish limonade is also offered. Really nice place to stop by.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 June 2019 via mobile

Great coffee and lunch menu. Great staff and fast service. Lover of the Finnish designer kitchen stuff. It can be some what more expensive but it also is good quality.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 26 May 2019 via mobile

Very good coffee which is served nicely. Friendly service. The shop has all sorts of interesting for sale.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

We visited the place for the second time. The toilets were now clean and well designed. The soup of the day along with salad was awesome. They have good prices and lovely staff. The food is designed with care. I definitely recommend the place.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

You can trink many kind of coffees and enjoy lovely sweet cakes or salty tasteful sandwiches. Chocolate and the soup of the day you must eat.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

Wonderful cafe to have lunch or coffee break; also local residents seem to appreciate the great variety of sweet and savory pastries. You choose and pay first and they serve to the table your choice, with most beautiful details. Definitely worth a stop here.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Brilliant design stuff with reasonable prices and lots of variety. Good service and lovely dishes with personal details, yet simple enough and delicious (we had soup & salad + smoothies). A great place for a pause if you are passing by!

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Delicious lunch with lovely shopping possibilities. Always good and healthy choices for eating, which are nicely displayed.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

This cafeteria is situated in a design boutique, next to Shell Salo Halikko, by the highway 1 (E18). You can buy Finnish design products, eat lunch and taste delicious pastries, cakes, pies, smoothies, milkshakes and coffees here. The selection is much better than in ordinary...roadhouses. Besides, every cake or fancy cake is a piece of art itself. It was peak time, when we visited Design Hill Cafe. We had to wait a free table and we watched those boutiques meanwhile. Actually we found very good purchases and it was worth waiting a free table. We ordered our cakes at the desk and then we went to a table. Soon they delivered fantastic cakes for us. Those eye-catching cakes were both beautiful and extremely delicious! This will be my favorite cafeteria between Helsinki and Turku.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Design Hill Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4