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​Helsinki Classics: Top 3 Cafes

CAFE ENGEL

On the edge of the Senate Square, this pearl of the Empire style movement has views straight onto the Helsinki Cathedral. From Monday through Saturday, this cafe has table service and a summertime cinema in the courtyard. Self-service in the summertime.
cafeengel.fi
Aleksanterinkatu 26

CAFE EKBERG

The classic cafe on Bulevardi has been an important part of the city's cafe culture since the 1850s. You can sit down with a traditional mille-feuille, a champagne cork pastry, or pick up some fresh bread from the bakery through the next door. Also breakfast and lunch!
cafeekberg.fi
Bulevardi 9

FAZER CAFÉ

Karl Fazer's French-Russian pastry shop opened on Kluuvikatu in 1891. Through the decades, the space has been renovated and the interior has changed, but a part of the cafe's pastries and other sweet treats are still made right here on Kluuvikatu, and you can observe the pastry chefs working their magic while enjoying your breakfast or brunch.
fazer.fi
Kluuvikatu 3

Photo: Cafe Engel / Maija Astikainen