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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, European, Soups, Scandinavian
As featured in Best Food in Helsinki
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Etelaeesplanadi 1, Helsinki 00130, Finland
+358 10 7663880
10:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Ankara, Turkey
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Self service cafe. Can choose your deserts. Wine measured into glasses from two different sized tumblers. Very nice atmosphere. Could not try the creme brulee as it was served only in the restaurant part

Thank turkergurel
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

So we went there with big group (19 people) and we did have reservation. Service was quit messy so it didn't go easily. I think food was just ok, we were expecting more with their fame and prices. There is so much more what went wrong, but I dont have energy to write it all. Anyways we paid the bills... More 

Thank TravelerQ1
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Helsinki is expensive so the prices in Kappeli didn't shock. The quality of food is excellent, the service of a very high standard and location is wow. A must do when in Helsinki.

Thank Patrick B
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Initially I've walked by this place, as it did look overly fancy to begin with. However I thought I'd give it a try, and so glad that I did! The decor is very nice, one side being a cafe and another as a restaurant. I think there's also a bar space as well. There were a few dishes that seemed... More 

Thank A_Rod_Burns_
Paris, France
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98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is a bit pricey but definitely worth it. The Finnish fishes plate as a starter was very good, the beef filet was cooked to perfection. The decor is absolutely lovely, with the cafe on the left and the restaurant on the right under two Art Deco style pavilions. Perfectly located at the beginning of the Esplanadi, Kappeli is... More 

Thank PhilPogg
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160 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a table here at short notice and they were able to accommodate us for 9pm on a Saturday evening. The setting of the restaurant is beautiful, on the esplanade in the heart of Helsinki.It looks fantastic from outside, when illuminated. Inside it has a very stylish and cosy feel to it- there is a cafe part, bar area and... More 

Thank elninomagico
Dublin, Ohio
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108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a unique venue in the heart of the city and walking area. In the summer, if you're fortunate enough to sit outside you have an amazing people watching venue and in the winter, enjoy similar views with the floor to ceiling glass walls. There are there options - there's a nice buffet area on one side of the... More 

Thank jigregor
Helsinki, Finland
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Kappeli a lot of times during the years, because the building is beautiful and the big windows overlooking the Esplanade and the Harbour Market are nice. Unfortunatelly it belongs to a big chain and I don't recommend the buffet in the cafeteria. The coffee, sandwiches and cakes are very good, but quite expensive. There is a dining hall,... More 

Thank Punavuorenkatu
Nozawaonsen-mura, Japan
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed the building as much as the food, it is a gorgeous period piece of architecture and interior design where you can enjoy some fine traditional dining in style. I was not able to try the rest of the facility, but there is also a bar lounge, cafe, and patisserie. I tried the `Taste of Finland` dishes with a... More 

Thank EastedgeResorts
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27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to enjoy meal or just a cup of coffee or drinks. If you are planning for dinner, reservation is recommended!

Thank Joni Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, Soups, Scandinavian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Etelaeesplanadi 1, Helsinki 00130, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 10 7663880

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