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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Establishment
“Easiest to reach by tram - you can get off at Kosmos stop and walk towards city center for 1 minute. You will see it there. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Lunch or Quick Dinner : Burgers from Estonian ecological meat, cooked on a real charcoal grill (The original Green Egg). There are a lot of burger places in Tallinn but this is definitely one of the best! And it's just a little walk away from us, next to the Kosmos tram-stop on Pärnu road. It's more like a canteen then a restaurant and they have a small terrace outside.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Go to neighborhood restaurant. During work days they have affordable lunch offers, check their facebook page or call them to ask!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Night Club
“One of the most interesting and elaborate clubs in Tallinn. Teater takes advantage of its location in an old theatre and certainly provides the club-goer with a theatrical experience. The décor is 1930's-inspired, the large cigar lounge is a nice touch as are the 'showgirls'.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Healthy fast food from paninis, salads, soups and hummus veggies to full meals like curries and stews. A great atmosphere and friendly staff.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Like eating at an Estonian Grandma's house. The place is called "Donut Shop" so they offer the traditional powder-sugar available Estonian/Russian donuts, but you can also order a large menu of savory and sweet pancakes, as well as all kinds of lunch and dinner items that are like home-cooked Estonian food of kotlets, shashlik, mashed potatoes, grated carrot salad, buckwheat as a side, Christmas meal of pork and sauerkraut. One of my favorite places because it is literally just down the street, super affordable and quick and cozy. Great for a sweet breakfast and coffee! Closes at 7pm. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great cheap place for sushi, a bit "Hello Kitty" japanese kitch :) Roosikrantsi 16, at intersection of Parnu Avenue and Roosikrantsi street. They put huge pieces of salmon sashimi on the nigiri :)”
  • 7 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“A true cinematheque, usually features a selection of top-notch European movies. Popcorn not available. www.kino.ee”
  • 5 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Probably the best coffee in town or even in the whole country! Expert baristas offer a wide selection of high quality beans and coffee makers making for an unforgettable gourmet experience!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“There is no doubt – restoran Argentiina is a barbecue paradise. If you feel you would like to eat some fish, take the Fish Plate for two and you won't regret.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Really good pizza, salad with goat cheeze and best chocolate cake on the planet.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cinema
“Situated in the legendary Kosmos building in the centre of Tallinn, this IMAX cinema is now the most contemporary of its kind anywhere in the Baltic States since undergoing a complete makeover. The main attraction at the cinema is of course its cutting-edge Image MAXimum (IMAX) technology, which guarantees that audiences get the most authentic cinema experience possible. The screen takes up the entire wall, from floor to ceiling, magnifying the magic and ensuring an unforgettable experience.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Street Address
“For quick refill of groceries... Open: Mon–Fri 8:00 – 22:00; Sat–Sun 10:00 – 22:00 ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Establishment
“Neighbourhood sushi place literally down the street but very good quality, try the baked sushi which never disappoints! You can call up, place your order and start walking - your order is likely to be ready almost by the time you get there (about 7 minutes)”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Good music, central location, decent drinks. Live music almost every night.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cinema
  • 1 local recommends