Café Esplanad Helsinki

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Café Esplanad – Salmon soup & cinnamon rolls

Café Esplanad is probably Helsinki’s most popular and busy café, because of its location by Esplanadi park in the center of the city. Like its namesake park, the café with its style has a central European flair to it.

I have three reasons for frequenting Café Esplanad: people watching, salmon soup and cinnamon rolls.

Salmon soup is a very typical Finnish food and café Esplanad makes a wonderfully creamy one with large chunks of potato and salmon. The classic Finnish cinnamon rolls called Korvapuusti, are big, fresh and tasty as well. They are so big, actually, that I always ask for a paper bag from the counter so I can take the other half with me. One bun is big also enough to share with a friend!

Some people find Café Esplanad terribly crowded, but I love the vibrancy and bubbling conversations around. You can also always take a seat outside. Especially in spring, when the sun starts rise higher in the sky again, Café Esplanad is one of the most popular places to go and celebrate the promise of summer by sitting outside for the first time that year.

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Address

Pohjois-Esplanadi 37, Helsinki

Telephone number

+3589665496

Opening Times

Mon - Fri 08:00 - 21:00, Sat 09:00 - 21:00, Sun 10:00 - 21:00

Price

Salmon soup: € 9.40

Website

Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)