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Top cafe recommendations from locals

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“This place's atmosphere encapsulates the very essence of Finland in the summer: grilling by open fire, buying pancakes or ice-cream, tasting the "Finnish American Dream" of summer cottage atmosphere - close to the heart of Helsinki”
  • 137 locals recommend
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“Siltanen is a popular bar/club at nights with wide selection of clubs (check what's on from their site). It gets packed for weekend nights and the crowd is usually international. During the days and early nights there's a peruvian restaurant called Onda that just moved there. Hands down the best lunch and brunch in town! There's also a nice and big sun terrace during summer months. Go.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Café
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“there are many restaurants with good food for breakfast and lunch or some are open even late in evenings with sauna and seawater swimming possibility or even music of little festivals.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Small café serving their own micro-roastery coffee, highly recommended if you're into artisan coffee.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Café
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“Take a walk around Töölönlahti and end up in this beautiful cafe with beautiful views to Opera House <3”
  • 56 locals recommend
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“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
Store
“Espoo's Modern Art museum, well worth the visit. The building in itself is interesting and the metro takes you there conveniently.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Café
“New York style cafe down the street. Great coffee and cool atmosphere. Home made bagels and cup cakes.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bar
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“Very cozy place, almost a living room for a local. Usually packed with people like a sardine can and it becomes too warm inside. But it's still a cool place! :D”
  • 42 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
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“A cafe with disabled employees. Really nice atmosphere,lunch and a lot of vegan goodies!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Store
“Your preferred cafe could be this particular one, Cafe Johan&Nyström, that is my personal favourite in Helsinki for both its coziness and next door location. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Café
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“One of the best third wave coffee shops in Helsinki. Both the espresso and Aeropress are amazing.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Bar
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“Cafe / Brunch / Bar right next to Hämeentie. An option to consider when no option seems like too many options.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Café
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“An original restaurant/cafe, where everything is for sale - even the furniture. The space combines a cafe, art gallery and a vintage shop and serves excellent Moroccan brunch on the weekends.”
  • 32 locals recommend
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“ Good place from breakfast/brunch. Saturdays 14€ breakfast and sunday brunch is 17€.”
  • 28 locals recommend