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Cafe Engel

$$ - $$$Cafe, , European
Aleksanterinkatu 26, Helsinki 00170, Finland
+358 9 652776
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good51%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (23 reviews)
“cakes” (24 reviews)
“meatballs” (11 reviews)
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Cafe, Scandinavian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Aleksanterinkatu 26, Helsinki 00170, Finland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The café is in one of the merchant houses given new fronts when Carl Ludwig Engel created the Senate Square in the 1820s. It's obviously a popular place for locals as well as weary tourists. The meat balls were very good, as also the beetroot...More

Thank Angela D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our lunch of Salmon Soup was delicious. Atmosphere was charming and service was prompt. Cappuccino was tasty. An excellent break from a sightseeing day.

Thank swannygal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called in for tea after a day of sightseeing. The cafe is self service. There is a wide range of delicious cakes and pastries. (Savoury food is available too). There is a good selection of tea and coffee.

Thank Sils55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Café Engel has been around since the times I went to college and it certainly has not deteriorated over the years, quite the contrary. Their banana cake is just as to-die-for as way back when this was a splurge for a college student, and their...More

Thank sfinnxxx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first meal in Finland and cafe engel supplied us with a classic - meat balls with mashed potato and lingonberry. The perfect start. Friendly staff, excellent location in the old town overlooking the cathedral (great for people watching) and great coffee. Very generous portions...More

Thank daughter-and-mother
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We popped here for a late lunch and were not disappointed. The meatballs, mash and lingonberries was fantastic - really flavourful and a good sized portion. The price wasn't too bad either which in Finland is a good thing! I liked the main entrance and...More

Thank tabbytoes
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

A friend and I ate supper here having seen the trip advisor reviews. We both had the meatballs and side salad. Simple but delicious. The other dishes looked appetising too. The service was friendly and efficient.

1  Thank Dollybeats
Reviewed 14 August 2017

A cozy place for a relaxing gathering with friends. Coffee is slightly better than other coffee places. Prices are reasonable. Highly recommended!

1  Thank emiliaalvi
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

i loved the cappuccino and the breakfast there, chic design and delicious food. worth passing by for sure

1  Thank Aya E
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This place is right on the Senate Square in centre Helsinki. Beautiful cafe with really good quality coffee. Nice pastries also available. Also good place if you want to taste real Finnish food sweet or salty. On a nice weather try the courtyard and enjoy...More

1  Thank kirsihaa
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
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: Aleksanterinkatu 26, Helsinki 00170, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Vironniemi
  • Neighbourhood: Vironniemi
  • Phone Number: +358 9 652776
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