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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: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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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
Lovely place

The whole setting as well as the food fitted to the Old Tallinn perfectly. A small minus for the fact that there was only one toilet, unisex.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The whole setting as well as the food fitted to the Old Tallinn perfectly. A small minus for the fact that there was only one toilet, unisex.

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

What a lovely small cafe. Great pastries and cakes, good coffee. The only con was a big German tourist group behaving badly, yelling and shooting photos even though the place says "no photos please".

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Pirkkala, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This has been one of my favorite cafeterias in Tallinn for many years. I was at Josephine's today again with my family (2+2). The cakes used to be epic, and they are getting better! And the kids loved their big ice cream portions. Highly recommend!

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We had a lovely light lunch at the Cafe Josephine, we sat at the outside seating area which was great to watch the world go by, during my visit to Tallin I gauged restaurants by the price of half litre of beer which ranged from 2.5Euros to 6 Euros, beer here was 4 Euros so its a mid priced establishment,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is an absolutely beautiful restaurant. I definitely lingered over my dinner so I could stay and enjoy the atmosphere. I got one of their baked pasta dishes which I thought was very good. I almost didn't order any dessert, but since the restaurant is associated with Chocolaterie Pierre I thought I needed to try one of their sweets, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Adorable, out of the way, food is delicious and far less expensive then in any other place I ate in Talinn. Costumes on the wait staff were great and they were excellent. All in all a bargain for the money.

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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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