Tallinn is scattered with cute, historical courtyards and terraces, which often double as cafes and restaurants. Tallinn is a lovely city to grab a tasty lunch and coffee, and every area of the town has its unique character reflected in the menu and interior.
1. Café Ristikheina
Harju maakond, Põhja-Tallinna linnaosa
Pelgulinn is a cosy urban area of North Tallinn known for its wooden residential architecture. Ristikeina cafe is also great for lunch and dinner, known chiefly for its pastries and cakes.
2. Boheem Café&Pizzeria
Boheem is a cosy and comfortable popular meeting place, where the historical Kalamaja district. The 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!
3. Lee Restaurant
Lee is the word for the ancestral hearth full of life and good food shared by the people around the fire. Lee Restaurant, located in the Old Town of Tallinn, offers local ingredients combined with international skills and playful curiosity to create a fine dining experience. Our focus is always on local produce from small producers and friends in Estonian farms and forests. The menu also has options for vegans and children. The drink menu includes a comprehensive and international selection of wines. We invite you to enjoy good food and share stories to recreate your feeling of Lee! Read more about the MICHELIN Inspector review!
4. Restaurant Chakra
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.
5. Restaurant Elevant
Another all-time favourite, Elevant's menu combines elements from the history of far-away India and the noisy streets of present-day Calcutta, from the cuisine of five-star hotels and the kitchen of North-Indian homes to other national cuisines and Ayurveda treatment. A wide choice of traditional vegetarian food and untraditional meat dishes is available -something you cannot find anywhere else in Tallinn.
6. Restaurant Cru
Inspired by the historical atmosphere of the fantastic Old Town of Tallinn, Restaurant Cru aims to strike a balance between classic and modern cuisine, making any culinary experience timeless. Its two main halls have been renovated based on the original plans of the 15th-century building, creating an authentic feel of the late Middle Ages. The head chef of the restaurant Dmitri Haljukov has represented Estonia in the finals of the competition Bocuse d'Or (also called the culinary Olympics). In the summertime, 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. The restaurant also has a wine cellar with an excellent selection of wines.
7. Restaurant Controvento
The oldest Italian restaurant in Tallinn is located in the heart of the medieval Latin Quarter, between the craft workshops on St Catherine's Passage.
8. Pierre Café & Chocolaterie
Chocolaterie de Pierre was established with great care and love for everyone who appreciates sweets! Pierre is an authentic café in the truest sense of the word where you can hear the clinking of coffee cups and the pleasant hum of conversation and 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!