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Werner Cafe-Lounge

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Mediterranean, Fusion
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Ulikooli 11, Tartu, Estonia
+3727426377
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: Werner Café & Lounge has been operating as a café since 1895. It is a...
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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    Very good
  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This is one of the places you have to visit while in Tartu. Coffee is really good and you can find a peace of cake for every taste. I mostly like this place because of their athmosphere- this has been the gathering place for professors, writers and uni students for more than hundred years.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of the places you have to visit while in Tartu. Coffee is really good and you can find a peace of cake for every taste. I mostly like this place because of their athmosphere- this has been the gathering place for professors, writers and uni students for more than hundred years.

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Thank ltrausers
Helsinki, Finland
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Coffee shop downstairs offers a great selection of delicious cakes. Upstairs there's a quite wonderful food served in the restaurant. In both service is really friendly and attentive. We showed up on Saturday evening without reservation and even if the restaurant was quite full we were seated quickly without any fuss. Wonderful place, although the cafe could use a bit... More 

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Thank tuomo
Tallinn, Estonia
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42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Werner is high quality café with long history with the best recipes in Estonia. For example, when you in Estonian supermarket and looking for best cakes Werner´s is 100% good answer. And when you looking for in Tartu some good tea or coffe and cakes then Werner is also 100% right answer. There is very friendly service but in rush... More 

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Thank Raivo T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Reviews focus is on child-friendliness: I often go by Werner when in Tartu. Cakes are very-very good. Rest of the food is good, but not as good as their cakes. Lovely and busy atmosphere, you are welcome here, whoever you are. Downside - the bathroom is down some steep stairs and not accessible with a wheelchair and is a bit... More 

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Thank KatiMia2
Riga
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

The cakes on the ground floor are very good and atmosphere is nice. Second floor restaurant is ok - decent, but nothing extraordinary.

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Thank Nuclearbaby
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

First of all, Werner has definately the best variety of cakes in Tartu and very good coffee. The problem is on the restaurant side. I have been there couple of times and the pasta I got was cold on the inside. Second time I ordered some kind of meat with vegetables, which were very oily and not tasty at all.... More 

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Thank Signe L
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

This place has everything you can ask from a cafe: nice atmosphere, delicious cakes and great coffee. Go there on a sunny day: they have a nice hidden terrace.

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Thank LaurajaTeppo
Tartu, Estonia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Good selection of cakes and a very decent kitchen. Great for meeting friends over coffee or for having lunch/dinner. Daily menu during lunch time is probably best in town in terms of price/quality.

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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I would recommend to go to try at least some sweets. Might seem weird taste, but try carrot cake, which tastes better than it looks. Of course, there are many other more familiar cakes. Just try it. And diff-sorts of coffees as well availble. Upstairs is restaurant, where you can eat lunch or dinner. Prices are relatively cheap. Enjoy Tartu... More 

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Thank Ksenia K
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

The downstairs cafe part of Werner is a real classic. They serve cakes, quiches and self service soup downstairs and their coffee is always excellent. You can always see old timers coming in for their daily coffee and newspapers which really adds to the atmosphere, given that the place has a rich history as a gathering place for the artsy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ulikooli 11, Tartu, Estonia
  • Location: Europe  >  Estonia  >  Tartu County  >  Tartu
  • Phone Number: +3727426377

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 22
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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.
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

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