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Pohjoisesplanadi 37, Helsinki 00100, Finland
+358 9 665496
10:00 - 21:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 21:00
Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The service was very poor. There were a lot of tables full of dirty plates and cups as they didn't have enough staff. It's pity that they are so arrogant and famous that they have clients no matter how terrible customer service they have. Coffee and food is over prices and average quality. If you want to have a nice... More 

Thank Hanna P
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is a traditional café, and not a fancy, modern place. The clients are mixed, but with more older people, but that shouldn't stop you from going there! The pastry is very good, and comes in generous sizes. I had a really good green tea, and my colleagues were positive about the coffee. Shout out to Emil, the cute... More 

Thank Morten F
Nurmijarvi, Finland
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154 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cafe Esplanad is a nice cafe with good selection of pastries. Coffee and tea selection is also good. The cafe is cozy and the location is good.

Thank niinan2
Manama, Bahrain
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always same standards. Bit pricy but not over. Always busy and difficult to find a seat and sometimes having to wait for table to clear up. Still it's one of my favorite cafes for a coffee and danish.

Thank noracassandra
The Hague, The Netherlands
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173 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great. You enter and are immediately greeted by a central counter with savoury on the right side and sweet on the left side. The service is at the counter with quick pick up and self service for cutlery and other assortments at the end of the counter. The prices are okay, count €9,40 for a salmon soup... More 

Thank Nicolas_Kar
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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326 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Nice place to drop in for quick bit to eat or just a café latte. Wifi. located along the Esplanadi in the middle of a nice shopping district. Friendly and quick self service. good looking sandwiches and pastries.

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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I went to the Café Esplanad for breakfast. The place is nice enough and certainly the location (in Pohjoisesplanadi) is beautiful, but the cappuccino was below standard and the pastry big but totally forgettable. There's no waiter service (at least when I was there, at 10.30 in the morning): you have to go to the counter to order and then... More 

Thank Silvia T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I went for a coffee and danish with my friend. The cappuccino and pastry I had were average. I found it to be a more touristy place rather than a great cafe, but its nice to sit down on patio and enjoy esplanad park.

Thank abanulescu
Riga, Latvia
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166 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

From outside and inside here gives an idea about traditional feelings. Not modern place, here is such classic place. I love decoration and classic old material. Taste are average for deserts and coffee. There is free water on desk and it is very common in Helsinki. Price is more than average. Location is very central. After 2-3 hours trip in... More 

Thank Emre D
Hamilton, Canada
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86 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Order at the counter and find a seat. The staff at this place are really friendly and the food very good. Best salmon quality we have had in a long time and fresh bread. Self serve coffee (with paid cup) and water. We thought good value for money. Our friend had the salmon soup but did not find it very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$22
Cafe, European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pohjoisesplanadi 37, Helsinki 00100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 9 665496

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