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Cafe Esplanad

Pohjoisesplanadi 37, Helsinki 00100, Finland
+358 9 665496
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good47%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cinnamon buns” (12 reviews)
“pastry” (12 reviews)
“salads” (21 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 21:00All hours
Cafe, European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Pohjoisesplanadi 37, Helsinki 00100, Finland
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1 - 10 of 197 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate lunch at this popular restaurant several times. I loved the fresh vegetables, steamed salmon filet, and some sweets. This is a casual, bustling place with outdoor seating. Great people watching on the busy sidewalk.

Thank Tirebiter8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very delicious coffee. but that is all. cinnamon roll was just a tasteless big pastry and a disappointment.

Thank bornin1971
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sitting on the sidewalk of the esplanad, sun is going down and you can follow the hustle of the city. Coffee and cakes are delicious but most importantly - you can also have a beer or a glass of wine. Swift service but obviously a...More

Thank John19091975
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

This legendary cafe is famous for its massive Korvapuusti cinnamon rolls. Good salads, too, to which you can choose two to three fillings. Very busy, popular and hectic at times. In the summertime try to take a table outside, but beware of the greedy seagulls.

Thank HannaTee
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

The best morning coffee. Really good place, friendly service. I really liked that place. Next time will visit it one more time.

Thank AlexZhemkov
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

The pastries are really good! And the interior brings to mind a Paris Café. Love this place! Recently they also had a pastry named and modelled after the presidents dog which was cute. Location also great. A little prizy but worth it.

Thank Madeline-Elena V
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We ate enormous cinnamon buns here and enjoyed watching people go by in the hot sunshine- a real treat. The staff were so friendly and polite, we were very happy! The salads looked lovely and there was a lot of choice!

Thank Funbund
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Quite a vast place with lots of seating and a central service counter offering salads, cakes and pastries and assorted drinks. Well priced and good service. An ideal place to find a good range of inexpensive ( Helsinki prices) cakes/pastries. Three sorts of coffee to...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We came across this rather large cafe quite by accident but ended up eating there three times while we were in Helsinki. No table service, you choose from a very good selection of salads or pastries etc, and then order and pay at the counter....More

Thank Elseymelbourne
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Pies and pies really tasty, salad and soup also available. Good location, but sometimes really full of people.

Thank Japanoidi
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2 August 2016|
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Response from Tojo E | Reviewed this property |
I had visited the place last year (and multiple times in the past). They seemed to have only dining options or take away but no reservations or delivery options. Their website seems to have an email id that you may want to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 22
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pohjoisesplanadi 37, Helsinki 00100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 9 665496
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