Fodor's Expert Review Café Engel

Katajanokka and Senaatintori

Named for the architect Carl Ludvig Engel, this café on Senaatintori serves traditional lunch fare, and it's also open for breakfast. Portions are hearty—you can fill up on a huge bowl of the tomato-basil soup or the cold smoked salmon sandwich; for a lighter snack, try a savory karjalanpiiraka (egg or potato pie) or one of the smaller open-faced cold-cut sandwiches. Locals stop in for coffee, wine and desserts, which include seasonal treats such as lingonberry cheesecake, fruit tarts, and an excellent Sacher torte.

Quick Facts

Aleksanterink. 26
Helsinki, Uusimaa  00170, Finland


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Rate Includes: Weekdays 8–9; Sat. 9–9; Sun. 10–9