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“Always good to go!”
Review of Cafe Engel

Cafe Engel
Ranked #20 of 1,537 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Vironniemi
Helsinki, Finland
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Always good to go!”
Reviewed 9 November 2013

Cosy place for a nice breakfast! Nice to come back every now and then. And still possible to park your car nearby!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Mahejaha
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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  • Norwegian first
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  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Rovaniemi, Finland
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A tasty café with great view”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

I went there for breakfast as a recommendation of a Finnish friend. A small café quite modern perfectly located right in front of the Senate place. The food was really tasty and the staff friendly. Indeed the prices are a bit expensive but you pay the quality and location so don't be surprised! For the early-birds or as a dessert I highly recommend the fruit-salad really tasty and generous.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Mary0n
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Helsinki, Finland
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great cafe experience at the heart of Helsinki!”
Reviewed 3 October 2013 via mobile

This is a cafe with character. The food is excellent, and the serving staff is helpful and friendly. The breakfasts are really nice, and the view over Senate Square is lovely. Make sure to grab one of the tables by the windows! Some reviewers complained about the price, but I should like to remind them that the prices at this cafe are not that much higher than the Helsinki average. Also, table service is not available during the peak summer season, but that has never been an issue during my over 10 visits to this establishment.

Bottom line: great place to visit for a nice atmosphere and great food

Visited October 2013
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Thank Fufen E
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Wales
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Waiter waiter ?”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

At these prices you should expect waiter service and not DIY self service. Eur 37:10 for three hot drinks and three cakes. Now don't get me wrong, the cakes were excellent, but then again at circa 7 Euro a pop they should have been. Irrespective of the prices, I enjoyed our brief visit to Cafe Engel. I had spotted the courtyard and wanted to go into that cafe, but the girls continued to search. So it was a pleasant surprise when we went into the cafe on the side facing the church and I found the same courtyard out the back. The staff spoke English.

  • Visited August 2013
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Helsinki, Finland
Level 6 Contributor
206 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Good for special events”
Reviewed 21 August 2013

This is a very touristy location across from the Great White Church so expect high prices. It is very informal with some tables inside and outdoor seating in a small courtyard in back. It can get very busy at lunch and breakfast so expect to wait a little, but usually they are very good at getting you the food if you order something that will be brought to the table - otherwise they get you through the line quickly. The serve a variety of quality "pulla" Finnish sweet rolls and other pastries (had some great carrot cake there. The other specials are very good. Since it is more touristy I go there when there is a special event in the evenings - we attended a very wonderful performance of an Argentine tango singer during the Arts week in August, but the also have first run movies in the courtyard in the late evenings during the summer - which is great fun to nosh and have drinks with friends

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Timotraveler
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