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Ateneum Bistro

££ - £££
Cafe, European, Soups, Scandinavian
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Kaivokatu 2-4, Helsinki, Finland
+358 9 17226231
11:00 - 17:00
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All hours
Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed - Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
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Tampere, Finland
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Decided to drop in for a lunch ex tempore at the café of the National Gallery in Helsinki. I had been there couple of times before and had a reminiscence of a bit noisy, echoy buffer lunch. I have no critic to offer for the food, which was a soup with a small salad buffet or antipasti: a bit pricey... More 

Thank Sami H
Victoria, Canada
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208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

We were thrilled that the Ateneum had a Cafe. Our timeline had gotten crunched and we had hoped to get in and out quckly to be on our way for more sightseeing. I can't swear that the service was quick, but it was attentive and oh-so personable. My husband opted for a simple soup and salad, which Ithought was too... More 

Thank SyrinxSounds
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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292 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

There is table service for lunchtime food, which is tasty and hearty, and also self service for delicious snacks. I love the cakes. It's a relaxed atmsophere and the staff are very helpful and friendly, and you can while the time away chatting without any hassle.

Thank Helen K
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368 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Overall: 3+ Comments: part of the Atenum art museum, providing easy cafe and pastry, preferably after visiting the museum. Fairly modest and easy, yet tasty in a pleasant environment. Reservation: - Location: 4 Menu: 3 Knowledge: 3 Originality: 3 Presentation: 4 Taste: 3-4 Coffee: 4 Atmosphere: 3-4 Service: 3 Timing: 3-4 Cleanliness: 4 WiFi: 4 Price: 3 Price/value: 3 Revisit:... More 

Thank Haarud
Helsinki, Finland
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130 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

The chevre salad seemed a bit expensive in comparison to the other products on the list, but was worth it. Also the moussaka on the lunch menu was very good.

Thank MsKlimt
Tampere, Finland
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365 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

Busy cafe with hard-working personnel. Nice, strong espresso. Prices are typical museum cafe prices. Hardly a place to relax but good for quick coffee between admiring the exhibitions.

Thank pepics
Helsinki, Finland
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202 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

Tablo Ateneum is a roomy cafe with plenty of natural light at the ground floor of the art museum. They also offer a fairly good lunch and their selection of sweet and salty treats is good. Try out the berry smoothies. -- Valoisa ja avara kahvila Ateneumin alakerrassa. Myös lounastarjoilu. Ruoka on kohtalaista, usein hyvääkin, leivonnaiset samaten.

Thank lmsk2014
Helsinki, Finland
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76 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2015

Lunch is ok, nothing special. But this is a nice place to have an espresso or latte and some very good cakes, after visiting the museum (which is now under construction btw).

Thank Maria_and_Juha
Helsinki, Finland
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2014

Good lunch, moday-friday good fish and meat portions as well as vegetarian options. Staff is friendly, but sometimes you have towait service. Atmosphire is nice, bacause there is mixt of people: from art to business. Only minus is room environment which is quite noisy.

Thank Irene346
Uppsala, Sweden
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78 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2014

Strawberry mousse cake. Oooooh - so good! Need I write more?! ;-) Apparently. A bit noisy atmosphere around noon. But still. Cake.....

Thank Stina_Uppsala

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$20
Cafe, European, Soups, Scandinavian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Buffet, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kaivokatu 2-4, Helsinki, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 9 17226231

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