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Al fresco dining13.06.2012
The Nordic summer is short, but summer days are long and summer nights are bright. Many of the Tallinn's restaurants and cafés move outdoors for the summer period on courtyard terraces or rooftop areas.
Town Hall Square is the best known outdoor terrace area, but exciting summer hubs in Tallinn can also to be found beyond the square everywhere.
Vene street – Old Town's food street with hidden corners
Vene street's numerous cafés and restaurants like Reval Café, Elevant, Ribe, Josephine and Pierre Chocolaterie (in Masters’ Courtyard), Limoncello and Dominic, have already moved to the summer terraces.
Hotel Telegraaf's courtyard, Vene str 9
Listen to live music every evening from Tuesday to Saturday in the hotel's inner courtyard, an oasis in the Old Town.
Courtyard of Must Puudel, Müürivahe 20
This cosy retro, lounge-cafe, with small inner courtyard in the middle of Old Town is an affordable place to enjoy the romantic ambience of a meal, and live music once in a while.
Leib Resto & Aed, Uus 31
This place is like a city-state on the border of Old Town, surrounded by the Town Wall with a superb garden inside.
Luscher & Matiesen, Kohtu 12
Cosy summer season terrace full of stories of the once operating wine yard and juice company. Live music and movie nights entertain throughout the summer.
Café Wabadus terrace and Harjumäe Kõlakoja cafe on Freedom Square
Carefree cafés on the edge of spacious and modern Freedom Square.
Café Komeet rooftop terrace, Solaris Centre, Estonia pst 9
Taste mouth watering cake selection, and one of the best views of Tallinn city centre.
Restaurant Platz’s summer terrace, Roseni str 7
Enjoy food and the ambience of modern Estonian architecture in the former industrial quarter of Rotermann.
Lounge 24 on the top floor of Radisson Blu Hotell Tallinn, Rävala pst 3
Offers fabulous foods, cocky cocktails and heavenly heights. On second Friday every month live music evenings with various local and international performers.
Amarillo summer terrace, next to Sokos Hotel Viru
Hot Mexican foods and cold Estonian beers right in the centre of Tallinn.
Katusekino Cafe, Sokos Hotel Viru roof terrace
Modern Nordic flavours at the cloud edge café-bar combined with rooftop cinema.
Park Café at Kadriorg, Weizenbergi 22
At the back of the house, right by the Swan Lake, under the old trees, is the Vienna-like café's cosy courtyard.
Pirita Yacht Club restaurant, Pirita tee 17
Outdoor terrace for up to 100 people by the bend of the river Pirita for relaxing meal times.
Café Moon’s courtyard, Võrgu 3
Sunny romantic terrace, hidden away from the coastal winds.
Café Klaus terrace, Kalasadama 8
Housed in the same building with Estonian Design House, this sea-side café is a perfect hide out for hot summer days.
Maru café at the Seaplane Harbour, Küti 17
The Nordic fragrance blowing through the summer terrace can also be tasted in the food. The region’s biggest sea centre and maritime museum give more than one reason to visit this area.