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La Torrefazione

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Aleksanterinkatu 50 B, Helsinki 00100, Finland
+358 9 42890648
09:00 - 19:00
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Sun 10:00 - 18:30
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 20:00
Sat 09:00 - 19:00
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Aachen, Germany
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92 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

My wife and I went on a Saturday morning for Brunch. The coffee was perfect! We even bought a bag to take home. The brunch choices were amazing and perfectly prepared. It is a small place but that added to the charm. The staff are amazing and friendly. I highly recommen a visit here for the whole package.

Thank Wayne I
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

I have been to this coffee shop quite a few times. Indeed a good place in Helsinki center which has a little atmosphere too. I recommend you to try their sandwiches with multigrain bread. Yes, sometime it's difficult to the table there as this place is always packed, but staffs will help you to find one.

Thank JoDewan
Helsinki, Finland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2016

You always know you will get an excellent coffee when you come here. They also make excellent toasted sandwiches and house made wholemeal croissants and Korvapussti (Cardamon cinnamon rolls). The only downside is that there are very few places to sit at, however most of the time they will manage to find you a table by the time your order... More 

Thank TheMolecularBotanist
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 January 2016

First I got my salmon bagel, I was embarrassed for the seperated plate. But soon I realized it was the best way to enjoy the bagel. I can customize my sandwich and enjoy myself! Taste was terrific of course. I will definitely visit here again on my next trip.

Thank jiwook2016
Fort McMurray
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143 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

This place is busy, but for good reason! The sandwiches are great ( they even have a reindeer option). The coffees are excellent, don't be put off by the crowd!

Thank MrsLudlow
Sodankyla, Finland
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 December 2015

We were at a loss for a lunch spot as the first place we walked into was a dud and left. We stumbled across La Torrefazione and it is a door in a wall and up some stairs - we like places that are a little hidden away. What a gem! They have a small and simple menu which is... More 

Thank ArcticAussie
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2015

Not only excellent coffee, but I keep on returning for very nice lunch. Usually full and packed, but staff manage to seat you in reasonable time.

Thank Commandantefurioso
Helsinki, Finland
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Three choises for a brunch American, Finnish and European 21 EACH, lot of selection in each and comes with coffee of your choise and juice + pancake or smoothie as an afterthought. They make the best coffees!

Thank Tuula H
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2015

If you love coffee you must go to the trouble to find this place when you're in Helsinki. It's really the only good coffee we could find, though I'm sure there must be others - we were there for only 3 days. The task you have is to find the doorway on Aleksanterinkatu - it's just a doorway, though there... More 

Thank Jennifer F
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89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Hidden in the busy shopping streets of the centre of Helsinki is La Torrefazione, which, in my opinion, is likely the best coffee houses in Helsinki. It is often quite busy and "tight" inside, but finds a way to have a nice atmosphere overall. It also has a great brunch on Sunday which I highly recommend checking out. Enjoy your... More 

Thank Tsku188

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:30
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
09:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aleksanterinkatu 50 B, Helsinki 00100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 9 42890648
La Torrefazione is a third wave coffee shop; by knowing our supply chain we can guarantee the quality and taste of our coffees. All of our baristas have taken a barista exam, they both know how to make coffee but also the story behind each of our coffees. To us, a great cup of coffee is a piece of art and all the steps on the beans way to the cup are important. We serve breakfast, lunch, salads and sandwiches. Our popular brunch is served during the weekend.

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