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Max's Cafe

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Munkkiniemen Puistotie, Helsinki 00330, Finland
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10:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:30
Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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Helsinki, Finland
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109 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Max's cafe is a great little european style sidewalk place with friendly staff, lots of goodies to choose from (including light lunch) and tables outside. You get a cup of roast for two euros and generally speaking the menu won't bust your budget. If you are in the area, it's a good option.

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Thank AndyLA76
CLT
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Nice place; very dog friendly. Food looked delicious. Good selection of drinks and coffee. Seemed to be a local favorite.

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Vallejo, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We arrived with 30 minutes to eat. The service was excellent, the Reuben sandwich superb, topped-off by friendly pianist taking our requests--- and an operatic server! Who could ask for more?

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Helsinki, Finland
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

A lot of good pastries for a cheap price in a cosy local cafe. Years ago, Max's Cafe was favourite cafe in Munkkiniemi while living in the area in a nearby house. I still visit the place while visiting the district or cycling through the area during summer trips.

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Thank SurffariLarusta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

Max's Café provides an amazing cake and pastry selection. You'll be able to find traditional desserts as well as some extravagant self-made cakes. I had pineapple cheese cake and my girlfriend had blueberry pie. They were both so tasty! The owner is a lively lady, who is very passionate about her work. Definitely worth a visit!

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Thank Matikjmk
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Fresh cakes, good coffee and friendly lady at the counter helping. When staying at the Hilton hotel with breakfast at 27 euro, absolutely a much better option to walk 5 min. to Max for breakfast. A lot of locals seem to come here too, relaxed atmosphere. Open at 7am its the only good coffee bar in the area, so the... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015 via mobile

This small two-storey café is excellent for a snack, coffee or tea in kettle. They are delicious homemade cakes (cheesecake and country ham cake are the best) and nice service.

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Thank Denis R
Turku, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2014 via mobile

As a tourist you don't stumble into this place by misstanke as it's a bit outside of the city center. Well, if you like to discover the outer end of the center, Munkkiniemi is pleasant area to stroll around and whilst there don't miss this local gem. This is a place that don't try to attract customers with a fancy... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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144 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

You see the same faces. Most of them are old timers who have lived in the area for decades and care what happens in the area. They contribute to the local paper and try - and succeed in making a difference. So much for the clients. Max´s bakes on site and the scent wafts outside temptingly. The daily menu is... More 

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Soto de la Marina, Spain
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013 via mobile

Small café with a variety of food, coffee and snacks at a very good price. Charming atmosphere which makes you feel at home.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$11
Cuisine
Cafe, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
Monday
07:00 - 17:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 17:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 17:30
Thursday
07:00 - 17:30
Friday
07:00 - 17:30
Saturday
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Munkkiniemen Puistotie, Helsinki 00330, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki

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