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Bear Park Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Scandinavian, European
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Karhupuisto, Helsinki 00550, Finland
+358 44 5760679
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Helsinki, Finland
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

If you feel for a cup of coffee and the sun is shining, this is a nice alternative in Kallio. The surroundings are nice and people very bohemian, but if the latter does not bother you this is a nice place to sit down. Like a little part of Berlin in Helsinki. Just one thing: This is not for a... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Good coffee, colorful and bohemic interior. Possibility to sit outside of you want. Offers coffee, pie, sandwiches etcetera.

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Joisey - the Corruption State
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129 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

We were killing time in this very nice neighborhood and happened upon this lovely little park with this cafe. Proprietor couldn't have been nicer and the food was very good too. We weren't the only ones who felt this way as it was quite crowded for a weekday early-afternoon.

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Thank Marriott_Devotee
Helsinki, Finland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

Bohemian and happy feeling to the place, easygoing. Personally a big draw back for me is that one waiter has really long, yellow dirty looking fingernails. Don´t know if he makes the sandwiches or not, but can´t eat there anymore because of this unfortunately. Feels very unhygienic. Other wise a lovely little place!

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Thank LindenSA
London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

I went here the other day and had a vet nice cup of coffee and a large fresh croissant. The owner very friendly and it has nice view over Bear park

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Helsinki, Finland
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410 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

Nothing special here, coffee, buns and people. But the place is magic, in the middle of Kallio, you can sit down and see world go by..

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Helsinki, Finland
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82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

Yes we do have hot summer days in Helsinki, at least in Kallio, when asphalt gets sticky and the seagulls stop screaming. This is the place to be then. Bear Park Cafe has made a act of culture by keeping the old kiosk alive, they also have an indoor facility next to the laundry. Real cups (no paper) and table... More 

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El Jadida, Morocco
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412 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2013

Well, I never noticed it open in the winter, but then I wouldn't sit in the park in the cold. It's a friendly eclectic place in the summer, reflecting the Bohemian character of the neighbourhood. Don't make a trip from the centre to come here, but if you're around, then the park and cafe are a nice retreat from traffic... More 

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Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2011

My wife and I visited Bear Park Cafe when we did laundry next door at Pesula Vic. After trying the abominably poor coffee at the hotel (Hilton Strand), we hoped that Bear Park would do better, and they did. While we would have liked stronger coffee, Bear Park served us quite good cappuccino in a friendly environment at a location... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2010

Fabulous outdoor café at summer time. Now they have year-round café next to bear-statue called Kulma. With Latte/espresso/fair trade/decaf/cappucino/etc ;)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 15
Cuisine
Cafe, Scandinavian, European
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Karhupuisto, Helsinki 00550, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 44 5760679

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?