Sunday, September 04, 2005
Tallinn Café Scene: Cafe Peterson
I'm continuing my overview of various cafés in my home town, Tallinn. Cafe Peterson was close to Tallinn University, where I attended a symposium and summer school back in August. Maybe that explains why most of the time it was full of bohemian university types, many of them English-speaking. The building it's in is one of those big ugly office blocks, but I didn't let myself disturb by it, and I am happy I popped in.
It's light and airy, and has a Parisian feel to it. Although, having never been to Paris, I cannot be sure, but that's how I imagine the cafés to be like.
There's a morning menu (delicious yeast pastries, and even porridge of the day between 9-11am) and afternoon à la carte menu. There's a wide range of teas and coffees as well.
I stopped there both for few quick breakfasts, as well as lunch with fellow symposium attendees, and a weekend lunch with my Mum and auntie Helgi few days later. I especially enjoyed their blue cheese and ham quiche (had it twice;), whereas my Mum had a tasty and substantial salmon soup for lunch.
Here's a picture of my typical breakfast: a milky coffee and a cinnamon roll. Mmmm. And while enjoying the breakfast, I was catching up with Estonian women's glossy magazines. The cover story in this particular magazine was about a very beautiful and very talented young jazz singer Helin-Mari Arder whom I have the pleasure to know:)
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Open: Monday-Friday 8am-11pm, Saturday 10am-11pm, Sunday 10am-10pm