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Ateneum Bistro

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Cafe, European, Scandinavian
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Kaivokatu 2-4, Helsinki, Finland
+358 9 17226231
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Sunday
Closed
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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Pirkkala, Finland
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good coffee, cake, food and fruits here. Fast and friendly service as a bonus. Lunches Are very good as well.

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Thank Shampanja
Helsinki, Finland
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244 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

The art on display in Ateneum was so overwhelmingly interesting I had to take a coffee break before continuing. The sandwiches and pies looked delicious and I chose a fresh and moist salmon pie with my coffee. More information in the glass display would have been helpfull, now it was only in Finnish without anything about the ingredients. There is... More 

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Thank Heli P
Tampere, Finland
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56 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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 

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Victoria, Canada
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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 

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Thank SyrinxSounds
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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291 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 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.

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Thank Helen K
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290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 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 

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Thank Haarud
Helsinki, Finland
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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.

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Thank MsKlimt
Tampere, Finland
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377 reviews
165 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.

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Thank pepics
Helsinki, Finland
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221 reviews
86 restaurant 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.

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Thank lmsk2014
Helsinki, Finland
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88 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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).

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Thank Maria R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$20
Cuisine
Cafe, European, Scandinavian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Buffet, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 20:00
Thursday
10:00 - 20:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?