Polar Bear Café

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


The family-friendly Polar Bear Café, which offers a picturesque view, is located on the ground floor of the Ice Age Centre. The cafe is named after the second-largest animal in the centre – the polar bear Franz.
The cafe serves lunch buffet, a children’s menu with a large selection, and an à la carte menu. It is also possible to order catering (also for groups)!
The Polar Bear Café has an icy interior – just as the polar bears in our ever-warming climate like it. The cafe is decorated with photos of the Estonian nature in winter by Urmas Tartes.
In the summer season, we also open an outdoor terrace overlooking Lake Saadjärv.

Times and prices

Is open every day: 12:00 - 18:00


Tuesday–sunday: 12:00 - 16:00
Monday closed

Features and amenities
  • Pets allowed

  • WIFI

  • Wheelchair access

Getting there

When coming from Tartu, drive along Jõgeva highway 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 highway; turn left in Puurmanni and drive for 22 km. In Tabivere, turn right and drive for 4.3 km along Jõgeva–Tartu highway. 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
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Bus: Keskus
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