Best hidden cafes in Tallinn

Source: Visit Estonia

Best hidden cafes in Tallinn

Tallinn is scattered with cute, historical courtyards and patios which more often than not also double as cafes and restaurants. Tallinn is a wonderful city to grab a tasty lunch and coffee, and every area of the city has its own unique character reflected in the menu and interior.

Pierre Café & Chocolaterie

Tartu maakond, Tartu linn

Chocolaterie de Pierre was established with great care and love for everyone who appreciates sweets! Pierre is a real café in the truest sense of the word where you can hear the clinking of coffee cups and the pleasant hum of conversation, and also enjoy French and Italian cuisine with a great selection of delicious chocolate cakes and truffles. French music is played in the café every day. Welcome to Pierre Café & Chocolaterie!

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Restaurant Controvento

Harju maakond, Kesklinna linnaosa

The oldest Italian restaurant in Tallinn is located in the heart of the medieval Latin Quarter, between the craft workshops on the St Catherine’s Passage.

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Restaurant Cru

Harju maakond, Kesklinna linnaosa

Inspired by the historical atmosphere of the amazing Old Town of Tallinn, Restaurant Cru aims to strike a balance between classic and modern cuisine, making any culinary experience truly timeless. Its two main halls have been renovated on the basis of the original plans of the 15th-century building, creating an authentic feel of the late Middle Ages. Guests can sit on the outdoor terrace or in the courtyard on the main street of the Old Town, as well as in a quiet side-yard.

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Saiakangi Café

Harju maakond, Kesklinna linnaosa

A local staple and a go-to place in town for a coffee and a piece of cake in a cosy medieval Old Town setting.

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Restaurant Elevant

Harju maakond, Kesklinna linnaosa

Another all-time favourite, Elevant's menu combines elements from the history of far-away India and the noisy streets of the present-day Calcutta, from the cuisine of five-star hotels and the kitchen of North-Indian homes, from other national cuisines and ayurveda treatment. A wide choice of traditional vegetarian food and untraditional meat dishes available -something you cannot find anywhere else in Tallinn.

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Restaurant Chakra

Harju maakond, Kesklinna linnaosa

Located in a Tallinn Old Town archway, Chakra is the favourite Indian restaurant of many Tallinners. Set in a perfectly restored historic limestone merchant house, beautifully decorated with icons and antiques. Chakra has a delicious varied menu of authentic Indian specialities for both the adventurous and traditional diners.

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Restaurant Leib

Harju maakond, Kesklinna linnaosa

Restaurant Leib offers handmade bread together with meals made from local produce: a simple but wonderful gastronomic pleasure.  We love simple, soulful food made from the freshest ingredients. We do not like pretentious food, stuffy service, or overpriced menus. That is why we created Leib – a restaurant where we ourselves would want to eat. Estonia is our main focus, as well as everything nature has to offer. Thus, we cooperate with local farmers, fishers, and other small producers every day.

Boheem Café&Pizzeria

Harju maakond, Põhja-Tallinna linnaosa

Boheem is a cosy and comfortable popular meeting place, where the historical Kalamaja district. Varied menu offers selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is also worthwhile keeping an eye on various exciting events of the season. You are welcome to come and visit!

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Café Ristikheina

Harju maakond, Põhja-Tallinna linnaosa

Pelgulinn is a cosy urban area of North Tallinn known for its wooden residential architecture. Known mostly for its pastries and cakes, Ristikeina cafe is also great for lunch and dinner.  

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Last updated : 16.08.2020