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Ateneum Bistro

$$ - $$$Cafe, , European
Kaivokatu 2-4, Helsinki, Finland
+358 40 5638430
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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good57%
  • Average25%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
19 Sep 2017
“Popular and elegantly stylish cafe bar”
18 Sep 2017
“Convenient Choice in the Museum and Inexpensive”
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Cafe, Scandinavian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Kaivokatu 2-4, Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by to meet up friends at the Ateneum café. Nothing much to say: crowded, very, very noisy, and the worst coffee I have drank in Helsinki. Does it even qualify as coffee? Warm brownish water.... Shameful.More

Thank Claude_B15
SoupsterFamily, PR-johtaja at Ateneum Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Claude, a shame to hear your visit wasn't a success! I'm not sure what happened with the coffee, perhaps there was a mistake with the brewing process. Our beans come from Holmen Coffee which is a local roastery here in Helsinki. We grind the...More

Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Located in groundfloor and next to entrance to Ateneum museum. Good selection of cakes, simple bistro style menu. Situated near train station. Good and practical meeting point.More

Thank SakiJR
SoupsterFamily, PR-johtaja at Ateneum Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Hi, so lovely to hear good feedback, thank you! :) Have you tried our afternoon tea yet? If not give it a go, savory and sweet snacks for two people served on a tiered tray and of course a pot of tea for 25€. Wishing...More

Reviewed 18 September 2017

We spent several hours in the museum and this was a convenient place to grab lunch. You order from the counter and it is a slow process. We each got the spinach and feta quiche with the finnish butter roll which were very good. The...More

1  Thank Trek-Always
SoupsterFamily, PR-johtaja at Ateneum Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Hi, thank you for visiting and leaving a review! :) Nice to hear you enjoyed your visit, have a lovely autumn!

Reviewed 6 September 2017

I wasn’t to the Ateneum Museum this time, but I visited their bookshop and when I was there I decided to have lunch at their restaurant, Ateneum Bistro, which has tasty buffet lunch to moderate prices. Friendly staff.More

Thank leffex
SoupsterFamily, PR-johtaja at Ateneum Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Hi, nice to hear you visited the restaurant on a whim and enjoyed our lunch! We also serve dinner from our à la carte menu during the evenings and this week we started our afternoon tea! It's served for two people and has sweet and...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

After visiting the Gallery we thought about having a lunch break and went to the Ateneum Bistro. The Mango Cheesecake I ordered was very delicious. They also had a lot of glutenfree and lactosefree options which were also good labeled.

Thank Marianne I
SoupsterFamily, PR-johtaja at Ateneum Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Hi Marianne, nice to hear you had a lovely coffee moment at the bistro! :) Thank you for leaving a review and have a nice autumn!

Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

This the perfect lunch spot in the center of Helsinki. Even if you don't visit the museum. € 10,50 for a complete buffet lunch, coffee included.

Thank Ronald B
SoupsterFamily, PR-johtaja at Ateneum Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Hi Ronald, cheers for the review and nice that you visited us!

Reviewed 28 May 2017

After pounding the galleries for more than two hours our feet needed a rest and we needed a "tea and a bun". This Bistro is really nice, excellent cake, friendly service PLUS bottomless ups of coffee and free iced water.

Thank BobandJosie
Reviewed 29 March 2017

At the lunchtime buffet type table! Coffee/tea/drinks and bakery products also available. Beutiful place to visit eventhough you wouldn't go to see art collections. The best entrance from Ateneuminkuja.

Thank Maari100
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Dirty disheson the tables, difficult to find a spot to sit on. Too little staff. Quite expensive, but quality ok.

Thank Hyasintti
Reviewed 28 March 2017

A spot of tea and a piece of cake, with the gift shop temptations nearby ... the little bistro was busy but not crowded and there was an art installation overhead to enjoy as well.

Thank KLsWanderlust
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kaivokatu 2-4, Helsinki, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 40 5638430
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