Over the next few minutes we hope that you all will be learning quite a bit about the best places to eat breakfast in Helsinki and Espoo. Whether you need to rush out the door right now or are planning for tomorrow morning we think we can give you an assist.
There really is no better way for us to get the ball rolling than by listing the best all-around brunch and breakfast restaurants in Helsinki and Espoo. Eggs, omelets, waffles, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, sandwiches, wraps, bacon, sausage, and plenty of other delicious meals can be had somewhere around town.
Healthy options for vegan and vegetarian breakfast in your area will be up next. Heading to a donut and bagel shop or bakery early in the morning to get them when they are hot and fresh out of the oven is a solid idea.
Cafes to get your coffee and additional healthy options like smoothies and juice bars deserve a shout out. We will get you out of here with a list of the best all day breakfast spots near you to enjoy one of these meals whenever you feel like it, and we will always try to point out any brunch buffets that are available when we can.
Expect to find a map for early morning restaurants towards the end to help you find the closest spot, and we welcome you all to look through our other local European breakfast guides at that link if you want.
Best Breakfast & Brunch Restaurants In Helsinki & Espoo
The best Helsinki and Espoo breakfast and brunch restaurants are where to go when you want to eat great bacon, eggs, waffles, pancakes, omelets, or any early morning delicacy:
- Ravintola Sunn at Aleksanterinkatu 26 2F
- Block by Dylan at Eteläranta 18
- Lazy Fox at Albertinkatu 36
- Café Lov at Mariankatu 13B
- Cafe Carusel at Merisatamanranta 10
- Krog Roba at Pieni Roobertinkatu 3
- Ravintola Freja at Suomenlahdentie 7, Espoo
- Restaurant Mau-Kas at Vuorimiehentie 5, Espoo
- La Torrefazione at Iso Omena, Piispansilta 11, Espoo
Ravintola Sunn is open every weekday from 11am to 3pm and 10am to 4pm on weekends offering brunch, lunch, and à la carte menus. Block serves breakfast every weekend and lunch every weekday. Breakfast and coffee are also available from 8am to 5pm Wednesday through Saturday and 9am to 4pm every Sunday at Lazy Fox.
Cafe Carusel makes fresh pastries, delectable lunches, and a la cartes every day from 10am to 6pm except for Monday when they are closed. Krog Roba serves local Danish and Swedish breakfasts, brunch, and lunch and offers a brunch buffet near you on weekends from 12:30pm to 3pm.
Ravintola Freja offers a fresh and delicious Scandinavian inspired breakfast buffet in Espoo with vegan and vegetarian options throughout the week from 6:30am to 7:30pm.
Home cooked breakfast with organic rolls, fresh vegetables, cheese and cutlery, and porridge as well as organic milk, coffee, and tea are served from 8am to 2:30pm on weekdays at Restaurant Mau-Kas which also offers lunch and catering.
You can get breakfast sandwiches, salads, smoothies, and milkshakes Monday through Saturday starting at 9am and 11am on Sunday at La Torrefazione plus they also provide a warm lunch buffet on weekdays with options varying every week.
Vegan & Vegetarian Breakfasts
Kipsari at Otaniementie 14, Espoo Kipsari is a restaurant, bar, and cafe that is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 3pm serving delicious vegan food and treats baked on site.
Donut Shops In Helsinki & Espoo
Make a quick stop at a local donut shop if you are running late:
- Round at Iso Roobertinkatu 16
- Arnolds at Kaivokatu 8
- Kakkuateljee at Puuhkalakintie 28 B, Espoo
- Kaisan Café at Tapionaukio 4, Espoo
In addition to buns and donuts Kakkuateljee also makes sweet and savory pies, cupcakes, cakes, suede, and other pastries using fresh and high quality seasonal ingredients.
Kaisan Café is well known for making some of the best fresh donuts in Espoo and other delectable and morsels.
Bagel Shops Near You
Enjoy some great bagels and maybe even a breakfast sandwich at:
Arnolds from our best donuts list sells really good bagels in Helsinki.
You can get great bagels at Espresso House and Coffee House from our best cafes in Espoo list too.
From Danishes to cinnamon rolls to quiche these bakeries should have you covered:
- St George Bakery at Yrjönkatu 13
- Ekberg 1852 at Bulevardi 9
- Levain at Pursimiehenkatu 29-31
- Greenbake at Eerikinkatu 43
- Sweet & Salty Bakery at Saarniraiviontie 3 C, Espoo
- Gateau Lippulaiva at Espoonlahdenkatu 8, Espoo
- Marian Konditoria at Leppävaarankatu 3-9, Espoo
- Vaasan Bakery Shop at Nuijalantie 13, Espoo
Freshly baked bread, sweet pastries, sandwiches, and salads as well as smoothies, coffee, and much more are available at George Bakery and Bar. Ekberg 1852 has a shelf full of freshly baked bread and a wide variety of cakes, sandwiches, fresh salads, and lunch items.
Levain makes high quality sourdough bread, fresh salads, sandwiches, and breakfast items like pancakes, porridge, and omelets. Breakfast, artisan coffee, breads, baguettes, pastries, and sweets are some of Greenbake’s specialties.
Sweet and Salty Bakery in Espoo serves baked goods, pastries, salads, filled rolls, and desserts all throughout the day.
Specialty coffees, stuffed bread, crispy bread, and lovely pastry products are available at Gateau Lippulaiva Monday through Saturday starting at 9am and 10am on Sunday.
Marian is popular for its spectacular filled cakes and mouth watering baked goods which are available from 9am to 6pm Monday through Friday and from 10am on Sunday.
There’s a vast selection of fresh and affordable bread, pastries, crisp breads, and coffee as well as baguettes, buns, vinaigrettes, pasties, and pies at Vaasan Bakery Shop which is open from 7am to 7pm Monday through Friday and 9am to 2pm on Saturday.
Cafes In Your Area
Jump start your day with that boost of caffeine we all need at one of these cafes:
- La Torrefazione at Aleksanterinkatu 50
- The Good Coffee Company at Eerikinkatu 33
- Café Esplanad at Pohjoisesplanadi 37
- Paulig Kulma at Aleksanterinkatu 9
- Café Panorama at Hevosenkenkä 3, Espoo
- Espresso House at Tapionaukio 4, Espoo
- Coffee House at Piispansilta 11, Espoo
- Mili’s Food & Café at Maantienpelto 1, Espoo
La Torrefazione excels at making tasty coffee and breakfast in your area. Some of the options that you can get at Café Esplanad include soups, salads, sandwiches, and pastries. Freshly roasted handcrafted coffee as well as exquisite delicacies like raw cakes and sandwiches are served at Paulig Kulma.
Café Panorama in Espoo is open from 7:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday offering yogurts with tasty sprinkles, delicious stuffed bread, freshly made omelets, smoothies, coffee, tea, and more.
Espresso House excels at providing delicious breakfast and lunch favorites, bread, pastries, and other tasty snacks.
Fresh coffee, smoothies, croissants, and bagels with vegan and gluten free options are some of the items served at Coffee House.
Mili’s Food and Café Delicious offers freshly baked donuts and ear puffs, specialty coffees, juices, and nutritious snacks like protein bars and mixed nuts.
Smoothies & Juice Bars
Usually these smoothie and juice bars will also have some quick and easy healthy meals:
- Joe & The Juice at Aleksanterinkatu 52
- Jungle Juice Bar at Salomonkatu 8
- Jungle Juice Bar at Espoonlahdenkatu 8, Espoo
- Joe & The Juice at Länsituuli 5, Espoo
- Bär Bar at Piispansilta 11, Espoo
Both Arnolds and George Bakery and Bar from our other lists make delicious smoothies and juices too.
All Day Breakfast Restaurants
Omelette at Suomalaistentie 2, Espoo specializes in traditional Finnish food including salads and omelets which are served from 7am to 7pm on most days and from 9am on Saturday.
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Enjoy Your Breakfast In Helsinki & Espoo
All of those local breakfast spots to get your eggs, omelets, bacon, pancakes, or waffles as well as buffets, healthy vegetarian and vegan options, donut and bagel shops near you, cafes, smoothie and juice bars, and all day restaurants in your area are ready whenever you are.
It would be great if you could let us know if we got anything incorrect in the comments, and feel free to share any early morning meal tips for this town that you may have as well. Now go have fun enjoying your breakfast in Helsinki and Espoo.