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Cafe & Bar 21 Restaurant

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Rovakatu 21 | 96200, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Rovaniemi, Finland
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178 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When in need of an affordable lunch, do pay a visit. Waffle for lunch does not sound right, but rest assured, they are very tasty & fresh and fill your stomach. Sometimes you may have to wait for a a bit long, but still: highly recommendable. Favored by locals.

Thank suomituristi2015
Dublin, Ireland
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch, had the tapas and meatball waffles between us. Never had a savoury waffle before so that was a first! Really tasty. Also had an amazing cocktail, the caramel popcorn. Would seriously recommend!!

Thank MooCowK
Rovaniemi, Finland
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been visiting this place several times and for several occasions and I think it deserves a special mention. In bar 21 you can enjoy a wonderful lunch (with some typical food from Lapland), very good cocktails and you can spend a nice evening with live music! This is one of the most beautiful, cozy places in Rovaniemi!!

Thank Giuseppe A
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a table at this light and popular restaurant. Lunch was an interesting combination of waffles and salads. All delicious. Found out what cloudberries actually taste like (delicious).

Thank Louise A
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was always (almost) full whenever I walked pass. However, we were able to find a table for two in the Sunday afternoon. The food and drink orders are made from the counter. We ordered banana waffles with coffee and they were the most delicious! Also half servings were offered. They also serve other food (salads, oven-baked potatoes, savory... More 

Thank MinnyHelsinki
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

Stopped by 21 looking for a late lunch on March 22 and found the place quite busy - which we considered a good sign. The crowd was a mix of locals and tourists. The menu was quite small but had enough options. Their speciality seems to be waffles, both sweet and savory. We tried something else which was "okay" but... More 

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57 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

What a great place I found; clean, beautiful, delicious food. Even the staff was great! Definitely recommend this place as it was one of the best I've found. Really enjoyed it!

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Rovaniemi, Finland
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

The must place to start the evening in Rovaniemi - or why not stay whole night! Fine cocktails (the best in town to say?). Nice atmosphere but very noicy in weekends because the place is so full (come early if you want a table). Average age of customers 20-25.

Thank milla-matkailija
Prague, Czech Republic
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

This definitely was the best salmon soup I have ever had (and I am not really a fish person). Also a perfect combination with dark bread and salty butter. And environment of the restaurant is very cozy. Don't miss this place while your visit in Rovaniemi.

Thank veronikak912015
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

Came here on first day for lunch. Had the jacket potato with reindeer and others had salad which we all enjoyed. Good value for money and at the end of the long stretch in the town centre so location is pretty good. Lovely modern decor, wish we came for cocktails in the evening!

Thank Thuy N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$14
Cafe, European, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rovakatu 21 | 96200, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Lapland  >  Rovaniemi
  • Phone Number: 0408117037
Cafe & Bar 21 is the newest and coolest cafeteria and cocktail bar in Rovaniemi! 21 Is situated right in the centrum of Rovaniemi, next to shopping center Sampokeskus.
21'S products are unique and tasty and we use fresh and mainly local ingredients. Cafe & Bar 21 has free Wi-Fi and iPads for customers to use. 21'S most popular products are salty and sweet waffles, big tasty salads, gelato ice-creams and of course wines and the best cocktails in town. Try our specialty, Mojito from Lapland!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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