Cafe Ekberg in Bulevardi is a beautiful place to have breakfast or brunch in Helsinki….or call in any time for coffee and a delicious cake.
Fredrik Ekberg was set to be a clock maker, but instead, in 1843 he became an apprentice baker. He qualified in 1847 and travelled to Hamina, Vyborg, Riga and St Petersburg to practise his trade.
His plaque sits in pride of place in the window of his cafe. He opened his first bakery in Helsinki in 1852. His son Fridolf and his wife Hilma carried on the business after the death of Fredrik. The current cafe was opened in 1931 and is popular with locals and visitors alike. Hilma operated the business until 1950 when her son took over. Maj-Len and Otto Ekberg and their children Mark and Nina are now in charge.
There is a great buffet breakfast available.
Finnish breakfasts are great. Try the porridge, or if you are feeling brave, the herrings and rye bread.
Cafe Ekberg is open Monday – Friday 7.30 – 19.00, Saturday – 8.30 – 17.00 and
Sunday – 9.00 – 17.00 at Bulevardi 9.