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Breakfast and brunch spots in Tallinn

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially for Estonians. Porridge is quite a common breakfast in Estonia, it fills you up and keeps you going until lunch. Also, sandwiches with black bread of course are a favorite for a lot of people. Eating breakfast out in a cafe is also becoming more popular but mostly during weekends when people are not in that much of a rush. Sunday brunch is an up and coming tradition that a lot of younger people fondly like. 

For Breakfast Every Day

F-Hoone was one of the first restaurants to set up shop in the repurposed Telliskivi industrial complex in Kalamaja. It offers a substantial breakfast in a chic environment at a surprisingly affordable price. It includes both sweet and savory options, from Eastern European specialties like the ever-popular cottage cheese pancakes known as syrniki to classics like porridge and omelets. There are also less common dishes, like rocket-quinoa salad with grilled courgette, cherry tomatoes, and two poached eggs, which are great gluten-free options suitable for vegetarians. Set in a very cool and hip industrial-looking building. A great option for vegetarians and vegans.

Located in the Kadriorg area this is probably one of the best breakfast spots in town. NOP is short for Neighborhood Organic Place, which is a perfect description of what it strives to be. This is a place where locals meet and become regulars, a community space of sorts, and where all food is local and/or organic. There’s also a shop to buy products used by the café. Said breakfast consists of healthy variations on quintessential brunch fare, like scrambled eggs with asparagus and fresh salad or poached eggs with smoked trout and avocado on organic rye bread. Breakfast is offered all day here, great for late risers! 

Boheem near Balti Jaam Market has reasonable prices and a good breakfast. Also in Kalamaja, Boheem feels just like someone’s living room, complete with china cabinet and old-fashioned lamps and armchairs. It’s perfect for a leisurely brunch. Omelets and fried potatoes are on the menu, along with porridge with jam for those who want something a little lighter. With a little creativity, many of the lunch options could also work for brunch, especially the savory pancakes.

This cosy bakery/café located in Tallinn’s old town is open daily from 8:00 and serves a rich breakfast with everything from freshly baked pastries, to egg dishes, pancakes, and porridge all day long.

Sunday Brunch Spots

Tallinn’s brunch scene is still a little haphazard, and not every place offering brunch does so every weekend, but here are some spots with a consistently scheduled brunch every week. Most of the above

R14 offer brunch on Sundays from 11am till 3pm. Located in the Rotermann quarter. You can sample different tapas, salads and pastries, as well as hot dishes prepared to order. The price includes coffee, tea, homemade juices and smoothies.

Sesoon serves a daily breakfast (till 11 am) and also Sunday brunch from 11 am till 4 pm. Located in the Kalamaja area. The brunch menu is different every time

Great vegan breakfast spot in the Old town that also does Sunday brunch. Toormoor doesn’t use sugar, gluten, dairy, or animal products in their food. Brunch is from 12-3 pm served buffet style. 

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