Helsinki’s wonderful afternoon teas – tips for 2023

Originating in Great Britain, afternoon tea is a treat that includes not only tea, but also small salty and sweet snacks. Check out three different afternoon teas in Helsinki!

1. Brasserie Kämp

Are you longing for a little luxury in the middle of everyday life? A luxurious tea time at Brasserie Kämp is the perfect way to treat yourself or your loved ones or to celebrate, for example, an anniversary.

Kämpi’s afternoon tea offers a diverse selection of savory and sweet delicacies, such as small sandwiches, scones and macarons. The tea list consists of about 15 different tea options. If you want, you can change the tea in the middle of the setting and try, for example, a different option with sweet edibles.

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Kämpi’s afternoon tea has a rich selection of savory and sweet delicacies.

If ordered in advance, Kämpsi also offers a gluten-free and vegan menu for afternoon tea.

You can add a touch of luxury to your tea time with a glass of champagne or sparkling wine. However, these are not included in the price of a standard tea set.

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The menu includes, for example, scones, which are a classic for afternoon tea.

There are afternoon tea parties in Kämp from Wednesday to Friday between 2:30 and 4:00 p.m. On weekdays, you don’t need to make a reservation in advance, but on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, tea time can only be accessed with a reservation between 12:30 and 3 p.m.

The price of Kämpi’s afternoon tea is 51 euros.

Brasserie Kämp
Pohjoisesplanadi 29

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2. Salutorget

Afternoon tea at Salutorget, located on the edge of the market square, is popular among locals and tourists alike. All delicacies served with a tea table are made by hand in the restaurant. The afternoon tea menu is quite traditional with sandwiches and scones, and changes are made a couple of times a year.

Salutorget’s tea list includes a couple of classic blends of black tea qualities, as well as green and white tea as options. If you wish, you can also order a glass of prosecco or champagne with the tea.

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Salutorget’s spectacular interior offers an excellent setting for a cozy tea time.

At Salutorget, you can enjoy afternoon tea on weekdays from 14:00 to 18:00 and on Saturdays from 12:00 to 18:00.

The price of afternoon tea is 45 euros without alcohol, 50 euros with a glass of prosecco and 55 euros with champagne. For an additional fee, you can also order oysters and caviar for the table setting.

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At Salutorget, you can also have afternoon tea with delicacies suitable for special diets.

It is good to make a reservation for afternoon tea in advance. If you have allergies or would like a version of the afternoon tea suitable for vegetarians, please let us know in advance so that there are sure to be delicacies suitable for your diet available.

Pohjoisesplanadi 15

3. Ateneum Bistro

The Ateneum Bistro, located next to the Art Museum Ateneum, serves afternoon tea, where the classic delicacies of the tea time are combined with the world of Finnish flavors. Cucumber sandwiches represent the more traditional side of the toppings, while for example bread cheese can serve as a Finnish addition.

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Ateneum’s afternoon tea has an excellent price-quality ratio.

Ateneum Bistro has a wide selection of teas that varies slightly seasonally. For example, in winter there are spicier tea options, while in summer, lighter and fruitier flavors are on the list.

At Ateneum Bistro, afternoon tea is always served for at least two people. Afternoon tea is available from Tuesday to Friday from 15:00 to 18:00 and on weekends from 12:00 to 16:00.

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Ateneum Bistro’s afternoon tea service combines classics and Finnish flavors.

The price of afternoon tea for two is 58 euros, so Ateneum Bistro’s afternoon tea is perfect for those looking for a slightly more affordable option.

Ateneum Bistro
Kaivokatu 2

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