Tartu has been dubbed the 'culture capital' of Estonia; it's home to one of Northern Europe's oldest universities and a flourishing art scene. Some of Estonia's most historical cafes, frequented by writers, artists and musicians, are situated among Tartu's winding streets. In fact, there seems to be a little gem, whether that be a gallery, coffee shop, or piece of street art, waiting around every corner. The student population keeps the nights alive with a youthful energy and the compact layout is perfect for exploring by foot.
Tasty Tartu is a roadmap to superb restaurants in a town full of them. Fourteen participating venues each craft an exclusive three-course menu. Meals include an appetiser, main course and dessert, all for a standard price of 19€. The price may sound like a bargain, however the dishes taste nothing short of gourmet. You'll find exotic local delicacies like moose cutlets, roasted elk in a juniper-infused broth, smoked caviar, and lake Peipsi golden onions along side nutrient-packed Estonian superfoods like buckwheat, blackcurrants, sea buckthorn and beetroot.