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Top cafe recommendations from locals

Office
“Have been going here ever since I moved to Helsinki more than 20 years ago. My son wouldn't survive without Bar9's pasta Pablo- Very casual, always crowded by locals, resaonable prices (salads, soups,pasta, wok & burgers). Kitchen open everyday mon-fri 11-23, sat-sun 12-23.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Café
“Classic bakery, patisserie and café with good service and great coffee, one of our personal favourites to treat ourselves with a pastry or cake ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Office
“One of the most popular restaurants in Helsinki. They offer unique and genuine Southeast Asian flavors accompanied with an easygoing, professional service. Fresh organic ingredients and consistently respecting the authenticity of our flavors is what makes Farang a lingering experience”
  • 23 locals recommend
Department Store
“All man (women and men) should visit the Ladies toilet in the Hotel Torni! Never mind this is the place where the Russians and other winners of the 2nd world war had their stations during peace negotiations in Helsinki, but the Ladies toilet has the best view over Helsinki, and not only of the toilets in Helsinki but as other facilities as well! YES. Just do it! Wait for your turn, and never mind it says "Ladies". :) Yes, you can also have a drink up there in the bar and eat well in the restaurant downstairs. ,)”
  • 22 locals recommend
Café
“This is really exotic tiny mexican bar, defenately should try it if you have a partner but need to go there after 6pm because it will be full fast”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bakery
“They have huge cinnamon rolls and other delicacies. Don't really like the costumer service. But they have tables outside on the street and it's fun place to enjoy Coffee, cinnamon roll and watch people walk by. And the view is also into the Esplanad Park. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
“This is Chantelle's favorite cafe for location. It is on the main shopping street and can get very busy but is located on the second floor of a small building that is almost overlooked by the towering shops around it. Score one of the window tables and you will be rewarded by endless people watching and one of the most cozy, romantic but casual spots in the city. They pride themselves on award winning baristas. We recommend: A mocha or one of their featured lattes. Hungry? Go for one of their sandwiches. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Nice cafe near by, favourite place for breakfast (not actual breakfast food available but bread, cupcakes, coffee, tea, etc.)”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“Great place of have a drink or a cup of coffee on the terrace during summer. They usually have a DJ playing and lots of people hanging out. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Florist
“Ideal place to start your day with late breakfast or lunch just downstairs! Popular place for brunch!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Store
“Lokal is a concept store and home to independent Finnish art, design and craft. Besides the unique art pieces in the gallery space, there is a wide array of selected products from some of the leading names in ceramics, furniture, art prints and kitchen ware.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Pastry Shop
“Cakes to die for... At the other side of the Sinebrychoff park, by which the flat is located. Most of my guests visit this - some daily:o)”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
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“An international café with an open kitchen, where the delicacies served in the café are prepared. The separate coffee sales point offers a variety of delicious drinks from espresso and cappucino to more exotic flavors of coffee and tea. On the second floor is Strindberg à la carte and Strindberg's Bakficka.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“Perfect view from the rooftop. Decent prices (consider to Torni). You can also head up for a drink.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“Fleuriste is a cosy café and salon de thé combining Parisian elegance, Finnish design, and smell of grandmother's kitchen. Homemade sandwiches, quiche, cakes, cinnamon rolls are served.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Selection of excellent restaurant upstairs of Kamppi Shopping Center. Not your regular mall food court though, so don't worry. Worth checking out.”
  • 8 locals recommend