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Cafe Josephine

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Vegetarian, Vegan
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Vene tn 16, Tallinn 10123, Estonia
+3726418291
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Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Café Josephine is just like little Paris on Vene Street, at the gates of...
Café Josephine is just like little Paris on Vene Street, at the gates of the Dominican Monastery. We have real coffee beverages, cakes and truffles. The café also offers small savoury snacks.
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The antidote to over-stylish Old Town cafes

Josephine is so tastefully designed (borders on kitsch, but it's not obnoxious) that it's a place where you could sit comfortably for hours. It's a bit overpriced -- too many Finns to fleece, so can you blame them? -- but it's worth it. The cakes are first rate and portions generous. Service can be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Planeet Maa
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Josephine is so tastefully designed (borders on kitsch, but it's not obnoxious) that it's a place where you could sit comfortably for hours. It's a bit overpriced -- too many Finns to fleece, so can you blame them? -- but it's worth it. The cakes are first rate and portions generous. Service can be a bit cold there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Very romantic place with a yummiest deserts I've ever tried! Franch music is not loud and complete the romantic mood.

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Thank Maria K
Tallinn, Estonia
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

We lucked into this wonderful little French cafe. We were only looking for a hot drink but stumbled on some if the best hand crafted cakes and desserts. Wow! Beautiful decor. Quiet and charming with soft French music in the background. Service was good. Price is a bit on the high side but it is French and the EU. Not... More 

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Thank EnergyAddict
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

i just needed a place to rest, get warm and relax from the walking. This place has an amazing decoration, ambiance and music. I only had a hot chocolate (€4), which was divine, but there is room for improvement in the service.

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Thank Ana P
United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Service was slow and we weren't happy with the food. The Italian appetizer platter and my sandwich were okay, but my husband had a baked pasta dish that was bland, not very good, and not close to the quality we'd expect at a restaurant (maybe a high school cafeteria). There are other options in the area.

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Thank Emily M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Excellent Coffe & Cakes stop here to relax and enjkoy watchin the world go by. It's a bit expensive but worth it.

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Thank MJJ23
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Had to go in and ask to order my food, then had to go in and ask for drinks. When I wanted the bill, guess what, had to go in.

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Thank Clare H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

Romantic French-themed cafe for romantic dates or sweet escspes in solitude. Truffles are Josephine's true bread and butter, but there is a choice of croissants, quiche and cakes. Dive in and enjoy its hedonistic atmosphere, the best table is at the window, left of the entry - you will find out why.

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Thank Maitseturist
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Perfect the choice of food in the "Pierre's Gastronomique" tasty and equilibrated. Unbelievable taste of peer cider. At last the wonderful cake and the beast croissant ever eaten (including France). Complimenti

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Thank pietro d
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Been here w/my wife 5 times over a 2 year period. Pros: 1. Excellent service and friendly staff. 2. Excellent food and well prepared. 3. Reasonable prices. 4. Simply THE place to come back to, again and again. Highly recommended! Cons: None.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vene tn 16, Tallinn 10123, Estonia
  • Location: Europe  >  Estonia  >  Harju County  >  Tallinn
  • Phone Number: +3726418291

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vegan

Description

Café Josephine is just like little Paris on Vene Street, at the gates of the Dominican Monastery. We have real coffee beverages, cakes and truffles. The café also offers small savoury snacks.

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