A (Small) Urban Guide to Tallinn

Nov 12, 2013


This week we had friends visiting from France and we decided to go all together to Tallinn during the week-end. This time we only had not even one full day to visit, but luckily we've visited there before. I really like Tallinn, there's an interesting DIY & design scene, nice coffee shops & restaurants and cool museums. So, I wanted to share a couple of my favourites with you! I've done city guides for this blog before, but since this was just a small w-e trip this is just a small guide :)

PB093738Let's start with the most important: food! As said, there are nice places to go out and eat or have a coffee. I'd recommend these:

- Boheem - Relaxed atmosphere and delicious homemade food just a bit outside the city center

- Vanaemo Juures - Traditional estonian food - like visiting your grandma!
- F-hoone - Industrial meets cosy in this cool place
- Must puudel - coffee, lunch or drinks, loved by locals

This time, we chose F-hoone for lunch. It's situated in Telliskivi Loomelinnak, which is the biggest center of creative industries in Estonia. So, at the same time you can check other cool stuff there's going on in Telliskivi. Since our last visit they had opened more boutiques at the same building with the restaurant, on both sides of a long corridor, a bit like a modern market hall!

But that's not the only place to visit if you're interested about estonian design scene! Here are some other places:

- Nu Nordik - Always an interesting place to visit, a good overview of small estonian brands
-TALI - a small but interesting shop in the heart of the old city!
- Etno.ee - Ethnic style, nice combination of traditional & modern
- Estonian Design House - I haven't yet got a change to visit, but I've heard only good things about this place!




This time I had time to visit only TALI and Nu nordik. But I managed to snap some pics from the later ;) Not always easy travelling with a couple of guys! I also found little something from both shops, but more of that later.


This time we didn't have time to visit any museums or such, but I'd recommend you these two spots:

- Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design - One of the best museums of applied art I've ever been to. Nice location as well!
- KUMU, Art Museum of Estonia - Foreign and Estonian art, located next to the beautiful and historic Kadriorg parc.

Hope you liked these tips! If you've been to Tallinn, what's your favourite spot?



Käväistiin nopeasti viikonloppuna Viron puolella ja hauskaa oli! Tallinna on kyllä niin mielenkiintoinen kaupunki, etä tahtoisin sinne joskus asumaan pitemmäksikin aikaa. Kivoja kahviloita ja ravintoloita, hyviä museoita ja mielenkiintoista, nuorta designia... Klikkailkaapa linkkejä, siinä on muutamia suosituksiani!

Mikäs on teidän lempipaikka Tallinnassa? Haluan laittaa korvan taakse hyviä mestoja!



  1. Anonymous1/12/13 11:57

    Vanhan kaupungin parhaat: Ravintola Kompressor! Parhaita lettuja koskaan. Paras vintageliike on Fankadelik, hieman tyyris, mutta visiteeramisen arvoinen, tosin Foxy Vintage on myös ihana. Paras kirppis on ehdottomasti Iisraeli keskus vanhassa kaupungissa. Halpaa ja mielettömiä löytöjä.

  2. Uu, tuo lettupaikka kuulostaa niin hyvältä, että sitä on päästävä seuraavalla reissulla kokeilemaan! Valitettavasti en ole vielä ehtinyt hirveästi tutustua Tallinnan vintagevalikoimaan, ja myös tämä puute on ehdottomasti korjattava. Kiitos siis vinkeistä!


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