Polar Bear Café

Polar Bear Café

Saadjärve tänav 20, Äksi alevik, Tartu vald, Tartu maakond


The family-friendly Polar Bear Café awaits you in the Ice Age Centre! The café is named after the second-largest animal in the Ice Age Centre – the polar bear Franz. The Polar Bear Café has an icy interior – just like the one the polar bears in our ever-warming climate would like to live in. The café is decorated with Urmas Tartes' pictures of the Estonian nature. The café's windows overlook the powerful Lake Saadjärv, which is spectacular both in winter and summer. The café has a lunch buffet with a wide selection of dishes, a children's menu, and an à la carte menu.

It's possible to order catering for groups. The conference hall can be booked for events.

Times and prices

Monday–sunday: 12:00 - 17:00


Tuesday–sunday: 11:00 - 16:00
Monday closed

Features and amenities

  • Pets allowed

  • WIFI

  • Wheelchair access

Getting there

When coming from Tartu, drive along Jõgeva road for 11.5 km. After Lähte small town, make a right turn towards Kukulinn and drive for 1.6 km. Then, turn right towards Äksi and drive another 600 m. In Äksi, turn right towards Lake Saadjärv and drive 300 m until you reach the end of the street. When coming from Tallinn, drive 146 km along Tallinn–Tartu road; turn left in Puurmanni and drive for 22 km. In Tabivere, turn right and drive for 4.3 km along Jõgeva–Tartu road. In Äksi, drive straight for 1.9 km, then turn left towards Lake Saadjärv and drive 300 m until you reach the end of the street. The café is located in the Ice Age Centre.


  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car

Stops nearby

Bus: Keskus


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