Tallinn has a lively and burgeoning dining scene, establishing it as one of the leaders in modern food. We help you to eat your way through the best cuisine in Northern Tallinn with our selection of the district’s best restaurants, cafes and bars.
Due to TMW 2020 being postponed from March to August, TMW Tastes final selection will be revealed towards the summer. Till then take a look at what was planned for March.
Bekker (Kopli 27)
Local bakery focusing on healthy and nutritious bakes. Get your daily dose of specialty coffee, sourdough bread, fresh pies or pastries. Gluten free and vegan options are available.
Burger Box (Kopli 4)
Burger Box consists of a kitchen and a bar that’s found in the next room. The kitchen serves burgers and vegan dishes of an Asian nature, featuring homemade tofu and tempeh; the bar serves drinks. Come and have a full meal!
F-hoone (Telliskivi 60A)
Located in the imposing 100-year-old industrial building, one of the great phenomena in Tallinn’s food culture. It is a family-friendly meeting place for the community that captivates with its architectural dignity, surprising cuisine, and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Fika (Telliskivi 60A-1)
Fika is more than just a good coffee and pastry. We believe that Fika is a place to relax, meet friends, find time for yourself and be in the moment. Fika is something that could be part of our hectic daily life. We offer a warm and cozy atmosphere where you can meet your friends, grab a coffee and then carry on with your day. We serve coffee from Mission Coffee Works in London, different grill sandwiches made on spot, salads, little sweet treats and a breakfast of the lighter sort.
Foodtruck Festival (Allveelaeva 4)
Food Truck Weekend brings together the best food trucks in Estonia, Finland and Latvia. The first festival of its kind in Estonia, it connects street food, evidence-based nutrition, art and entertainment. The festival features well-known food enthusiasts, jokes from talented comedians and different DJs providing a musical backdrop. There is a separate play area and programme for children. The festival is held indoors so as to provide comfort regardless of weather conditions.
Fotografiska (Telliskivi 60A-8)
By following our vision of inspiring a more conscious world, we aim to nudge society towards more sustainable habits. Sustainability practices will run like a read thread throughout the restaurant; textiles of the aprons come from old tents, flower boxes are made out of an old church tower, used baking plates received a new life as bread boxes, and empty wine bottles are used as water carafes. Chef Peeter Pihel has a global experience from restaurants in Estonia, Sweden, and France. Such as Bloom in the Park in Malmö Sweden, Fäviken Magasinet in Jarpen Sweden, Fulgurances in Paris France. In 2017, Peeter was a chef for the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU. It is not a fine-dining restaurant, rather, it is a place focused on making delicious and honest food.
Homeart (Telliskivi 60A)
As part of an interior store, Homeart cafe is a cool and green little place in to sit back and absorb inspiration. We serve fresh bakery every day to your coffee and tea every day. Lots of green plants and Scandinavian interior magazines to dive into.
Karjase sai (Marati 5)
Karjase sai is a small and independent bakery in Kopli. Everything is fresh and made on spot every day. We specialize in sourdough bread and croissants.
Kampai (Peetri 12)
Kampai isn’t just a Japanese restaurant! Kampai is a piece of Tokyo on the shores of Port Noblessner. A friendly buzz and a free atmosphere mixed with a crazy milieu and only the best of Japanese cuisine – you might never completely get used to Kampai, but you never feel like a stranger either. Lots of friends, tasty food of the highest quality and drinks – this is a night at a Japanese izakaya. You no longer have to go to the other side of the Earth to experience it, as it can be found right here in Tallinn!
KOMA (Telliskivi 1)
Located in the tranquil district of Pelgulinn, KOMA combines a top-level kitchen with the best craft beers and customer-centric service. During the first two years of activity, it has received acclaim from both professional critics (listed among Estonia’s TOP30 restaurants by White Guide) as well as visitors (ranked in 3rd place among Estonian users of DinnerBookings).
Kivi Paber Käärid (Telliskivi 60A-7)
Rock Paper Scissors – a restaurant dedicated to gluten free food, smooth drinks and a cozy atmosphere to consume local culture. The bohemian bar with a rough industrial interior is located in Kalamaja, more specifically Telliskivi Creative City and offers a wide selection of craft beers and wines as well as classical and modern cocktails for every taste.
Lendav Taldrik (Telliskivi 60A-6)
Asian inspired restaurant in an unusual setting Come enjoy a hearty biryani and a Smoked Mary before heading out for a long one; or feast on some seriously grown up Sichuan stir fry beef with an even more serious Beetroot Negroni while taking in the buzzing artistic environment of Loomelinnak.
Lore (Peetri 12)
Lore is a communal meeting place in Kalamaja, a district well known for local people making the most of their time with friends and family. Lore is located in the historic Port Noblessner. For sharing with others, we also present exciting dishes inspired by the food trips we ourselves have experienced on our travels around the world. Why to share a dish? Because we believe that bringing people together over a shared eating experience brings people closer to each other. Lore is a new restaurant established by owners already known from the restaurants Leib and Umami. Hospitability is in their DNA. Pleasant taste experiences, a warm atmosphere and service, and good people – this is Lore.
Põhjala Tap Room (Peetri 5)
Our 24 taps feature the freshest Põhjala IPAs, our richest barrel aged Imperial Stouts, and selected guest beers. The cuisine, curated by Chef Michael Holman, is centered around Texas BBQ that we smoke on the spot and features various sides, salads, sandwiches, snacks and desserts. Our breads, cakes, sauces, pickles, bacon and sausages are house made. All day breakfast served on Sundays.
Tru (Kopli 25)
Tru Kitchen is a vegan restaurant located just a short walk from Telliskivi. It has dark green hall and fully plant based menu. Tru has the desire to make you fall in love with the confusion of carrot noodles, the cold clear taste of the cucumber ribbons and creamy panna cotta, infused with black tea.
Trühvel (Telliskivi 60-N)
Located in Telliskivi Creative City, the Scandinavian-like interior of Trühvel is sure to offer something suitable for everybody. Although mainly inspired by Mediterranean cuisine, the menu also features Asian dishes and taste experiences for vegetarians. When at Trühvel, be sure to also ask for coffee, roasted on spot – and naturally served in a wine glass!
VLND Burger (Kopli 1)
Buns. Friends. Viljandi. VLND Burger is more than just food. It is shared love for the legendary bun and patty combination together with the force and will of the community. It is our way of bringing Viljandi to the world. Our hand-made buns are made in a family-owned small bakery in our hometown Viljandi and our quality patties are made of free range beef from Southern Estonia.
Von Krahli Aed (Rataskaevu 8)
We are not a vegetarian restaurant, but plants are our house glory. We prefer local. We prefer organic. We prefer well-balanced food. We prefer Nordic crispness and the taste of the food itself. We prefer organic wines. We don’t have any others. All of our dishes can be ordered with or without meat. Our belief is that the pleasure from fresh and pure food is one of the greatest that nature can offer us. We strive to mediate this joy to you with our best skills. Welcome to the Embassy of Pure Food!
Wrap’n’Roll (Rävala pst 6; Balti Jaam, Kopli 1; Ülemiste Centre, Suur-Sõjamäe 4)
Wrap’n’Roll – healthy street food! Crispy and warm wraps! The codeword “Tallinn Music Week” gives you a 10% discount on all wraps. Let’s Wrap’n’Roll!
Vegan+ (Kopli 1)
Vegan+ values plant-based foods which are simultaneously special and familiar. In order to pass on our love for good plant-based food, it is important to value all the raw materials in the process of preparing and serving our dishes. We have opted for vegan food in order to reduce the exploitation of animals, minimise the ecological footprint of our meals and keep a positive attitude!
Frenchy (Telliskivi 60A – B building)
Located in the heart of Telliskivi Creative City. Frenchy Bistro brings a casual approach to French food and wine culture. The French owner and head chef work together, crafting a menu which takes you through French regions with many products coming directly from France (cheese, meat, oysters…). Our wine list is exclusively composed of bottles we import ourselves from small producers we personally know and have worked with for many years. Many wines are available in glass, thanks to the Coravin technology. With the help of our staff, you can enjoy a great wine experience at an affordable price. Frenchy consists of 2 floors. The mezzanine can be booked for groups up to 20 people and the whole place can welcome up to 65 people.
Reval Café (Telliskivi 60A)
Telliskivi Reval Café features a cosy, slightly bohemian atmosphere, and offers pleasant snacks and moments spent with coffee in the vicinity of the Creative City. With its tasty dishes, sweet snacks and high-quality coffee experience all coming at a reasonable price, Reval Café is the favourite of many.
The Kurze (Kopli 23)
The Kurze is small restaurant which is based on ethnical food recipes. Founder of business Nuriyan Navruzova is originally from Dagestan, where 33 nationalities live with their variety of recipes and traditional food. The Kurze has started from single product “kurze” – this is one member from world of dumplings. Today The Kurze is not limited to only kurze, but the menu has traditional soups, broths, pastry recipes and desserts. Kurze menu is suitable for all ages starting from babies, vegetarians, vegans, and it also has gluten free products and halal. Restaurant has separate small building on ground, so it is easily achievable with baby trolley, pets, and is accessible for most of handicapped individuals. The Kurze is the first and the only one restaurant in Estonia who is presenting kurze and other traditional Dagestan food.
GC Gastrobar (Lai 40)
GC Kitchen is a high quality and healthy food prepared according to the chef’s personal recipes, with different flavors of the kitchen world. We offer creative and delicious dishes: different pastas (European and Asian style), paninis, french fries, tempura, Poke Bowl and cakes.
KOKOMO Coffee Roasters & Karjase Sai (Marati 5)
Open-ended shop-cafe bakery-toast in new Kopli, Nordic factory.
“The capital of Estonia, a burgeoning food scene disproves the stereotypes surrounding Baltic food. A massive celebration of modern Estonian culture.”
Merlin Jobst, Vice Munchies