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Werner Cafe-Lounge

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$$ - $$$
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Uelikooli 11, Tartu, Estonia
+372 742 6377
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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
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Preston, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On a cold winters evening we entered the Werner and were immediately warmed by the feeling of welcome and enjoyment in the place. Starting with a Vana Tallinn Kakao (highly recommended) we quickly thawed out ready for the food which was filling and beautifully presented. Then for the cakes - what a selection! Two of us shared three pieces of... More 

Thank BrianCowanUK
Risskov, Denmark
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99 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must visit when in Tartu. In fact, should go to Tartu just for that! Cakes and pies..one more amazing than the other.

Thank Ouistity
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice lunch here. Simple food done well. Their cakes are what you go for, large choice and all look delicious.

Thank Luxury8040
Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful variety of cakes and pastrys - sweet and savoury - for wonderful prices. You will have difficulties with choosing what you want - there are so many choices. Friendly service and nice atmosphere. This is Tartu's oldest coffee lounge - it opened in 1895.

Thank Jarmo S
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

Excellent and a wide range of puffs,pastries, and chocolates. Also offers meals and beverages. A double hot chocolate along with 'Napoleoni' is my all-time favourite.

Thank TravelingGalosh
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

We had a really time at this very special place in the very heart of Tartu. Lunch was super tasty, waiter so nice and service quick. But those cakes are just indescribable. If you have a sweet tooth, it's your place to go- And if not - they have salty cakes too!

Thank Katrina A
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

One of the best cafes, where both salty pastries and sweet cakes are sold! Also lots of nice places to sit (especially in summertime in the yard). The only minus- as it is so popular, it is often crowded.

Thank Ülle S
Tartu, Estonia
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Estonian cakes are unique. They can be not sweet. Werner offers the best cakes in the town. There you can try Estonian and non-Estonian cakes. The Variety of sweets and pies you will never see in any cafe in the town or even Estonia. It is 10 meters away from the town center. It became part of the town culture.... More 

Thank abdullahmakkeh
Broome, Australia
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

I loved the idea of dining in a bit of the towns history. It was wonderful, make sure you get a hold of the menu to read about who use to sit and discuss politics. you can imagine it use to be filled with the smoke of past academics as they discussed ideas over coffee and cake. Thank you for... More 

Thank TillyMillican
Kretinga, Lithuania
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

I liked a lot the pies I tried there. And coffee really very good. It is always full of people, and what I did not like that there is always a queue. BUt generally very tasty pies and nice atmosphere with interesting interior.

Thank Giedrė R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $22
Cafe, European, Fusion
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Uelikooli 11, Tartu, Estonia
  • Location: Europe  >  Estonia  >  Tartu County  >  Tartu
  • Phone Number: +372 742 6377
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?