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Werner Cafe-Lounge

Ulikooli 11, Tartu, Estonia
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Ranked #3 of 73 Restaurants in Tartu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $22
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 7:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Fusion
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Werner Café & Lounge has been operating as a café since 1895. It is a great place to start the day with a cup of coffee and a slice of cake. You are welcome to try all of our bakery and confectionery items, either here at the café or buying them to take away. Our head chef has also created a menu with something for everyone, from light snacks to full meals - all accompanied by great service. The restaurant is open from 11.00 am.
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English first
Tartu, Estonia
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Cafe at central place near Tartu university. Great variety in well tasting cakes for reasonable prices. Interior mixed between old-fashioned and clear style. Nice atrium style terrasse. Service at the counter is friendly. Otherwise self-service inside, random service outside.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Nice cozy place where you can make your choise out of a wide assortment of cakes next to your coffee or tea. I liked the democratic atmosphere, however standing in a line to wait for placing the order is a minus. Nice assortment, good prices and you eat at the second floor salads and from the menu.

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Perth, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We had an excellent dinner in the upstairs restaurant and deliciously decadent coffee and cake next day in the downstairs cafe. Hint: if you want a table for dinner, bypass the queue and head straight upstairs. You only need to queue for coffee and cake and take-aways.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This cafe has a very pleasant courtyard, which gives an optimistic start. The service was very good, but the food, coffee and even the cakes were quite disappointing.

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Tallinn, Estonia
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I was hoping to spend some wonderful time in the iconic restaurant in Tartu but the experience was just an average one. Nothing was completely wrong but not right either. The tables in the second floor just don't fit in the athmosphere - they are huge and clumsily situated, not a reasonable choice, as there were only two people in... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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175 reviews 175 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I was so anxious to go to Trip Advisor's #1 rated restaurant/cafe in Tartu that it is the first thing we did after checking in to our hotel. The patio was full, unfortunately, and we had to sit inside where it was very stuffy. It was warm outside but it was OVERLY warm inside. It was busy but they were... More

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Tartu, Estonia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Always the best cakes and baked goods, delicious coffee and fresh juice. Really wide selection - would recommend.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I came here with my friends just for short coffee break during our trip to Tartu, Estonia. We came here just accidentally, but we are happy for this choice. We were stuned by choice of various cakes and pancakes! They were so attractive and tasty. Moreover they were so fresh. Of course, in this cafe there are lots of coffee... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

All cakes and coffee here are great, the only problem is which one to choose. Fresh, good quality with reasonable price, best choice of anytime. Oh, another problem is to find a seat here!! Good place for chatting with companies, also a good place for just reading alone (of course accompany with cake and coffee:) MISS IT!

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Tartu, Estonia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

One can not say that has visited Tartu when not being in the Cafe Werner. The cafe has had better and not so good times but currently regained again the place could called as an iconic cafe of the city. The best coffee, excellent choice of confectionery, really sweet and friendly staff. And last not least: a real feeling of... More

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Additional Information about Werner Cafe-Lounge

Address: Ulikooli 11, Tartu, Estonia
Phone Number: +3727426377
Location: Europe  >  Estonia  >  Tartu County  >  Tartu
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 7 - 22
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Fusion

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