The Best Coffee Shops in Tallinn, Estonia
No matter where you are in the world, it’s always a great comfort when you find a nice cup of coffee. For some people, a cup of coffee is the ultimate morning ritual, for others, it’s the perfect lunchtime accompaniment, for others, a way to warm the bones on a cold day.
If you are planning a Baltic cruise, a warming cup of coffee is something you’ll certainly want to seek out. And, when in Tallinn, the fairy-tale capital of Estonia, a great cup of coffee isn’t hard to find. In this article, we list some of our favourite coffee shops in the city for you to seek out.
Tucked away in the charming Rotermann Quarter in the historic Wheat Mill building is our first suggestion, RØST. A Scandinavian-inspired roastery and sourdough bakery, RØST makes all of their coffee from Estonian roasted beans. Although we are recommending coffee shops, we can also suggest grabbing a pastry (trust us, you won’t regret it!) All delicately spiced and flavoured, the warming smell of freshly baked bread and sugar pastries will hit you as soon as you walk in, and you’ll not be able to resist.
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Another popular spot in the city, Rukis is a favourite of many visitors for some coffee and cake. A great location in the Old Town, if you are exploring the heart of the city Rukis is easy to drop into and grab a takeaway coffee to keep you going throughout the day. If you choose to sit in, the cake selection is broad and enticing so be sure to grab a slice and make the most of your holiday.
Chocolat de Pierre
Chocolat de Pierre is a bohemian café set up in a quaint courtyard in central Tallinn. Try to get a seat and you’ll feel as though you’ve discovered a real hidden gem and special location thanks to the scenic and cosy surroundings. As well as the coffee, you’ll of course have to try the chocolate (this is a chocolatier after all!) They have a great lunch menu if you are looking for a sit-down meal, and many people often say their ice cream is some of the best around.
Right in the middle of Old Town is Maiasmokk Café, dating back to 1864 it’s an institution in the city and the oldest café in the whole of Estonia. Throughout that time, plenty has changed but Maiasmokk has remained consistent. Legend has it that Tallinn is the home of marzipan and at the Maiasmokk café you’ll be able to watch it being made – and sample some, of course! For an even more interactive experience, why not take a marzipan workshop and paint traditional marzipan figures?
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Coffee & kitchen
For those who want to grab a coffee straight off of the ship, Coffee & kitchen is conveniently located right next to the port. With a great range of speciality coffee and a menu of bakery items available, get a head start on the day and pick up a cup of coffee and bite to eat ready for a day of exploring the city. Alternatively, grab a sweet treat to finish your visit as a final taste of Tallinn.
Gourmet Coffee uses freshly roasted high-quality coffee from the Coffee People. The baristas at Gourmet Coffee are among the best in Estonia and prepare you anything you wish. The food here is also worth trying, as the chefs pride themselves on letting local elements shine in their dishes and they try to highlight forgotten ingredients.
Kohvik Must Puudel
For those looking for vegan options, Kohvik Must Puudel is a wonderful choice. A small and unimposing café, here you’ll find big flavours and a great selection of dishes for those who stick to a plant-based diet. The restaurant itself is trendy but not touristy, so you can feel as though you’ve found a great off-the-beaten-track secret.
The best coffee shops in Tallinn, Estonia:
- Chocolat de Pierre
- Maiasmoka Café
- Coffee & kitchen
- Gourmet Coffee
- Kohvik Must Puudel
Stop by any of these places when at port in Tallinn, and you’ll be sure to experience a delicious cup of coffee and a tempting slice of cake to charge you up for a day of exploring. And, with a value cruise from Ambassador, you’ll have more spending money in your pocket to enjoy everything each port has to offer.
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