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“Excellent lunch”
Review of Cafe Josephine

Cafe Josephine
Ranked #8 of 30 Dessert in Tallinn
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Reviewed September 7, 2013

As others have said, this is quite an old fashioned place, in décor and uniforms and in attitude to customers (i.e. for good service and good food). Inside is quite French (unsurprisingly), but there's also a pleasant, if a bit cramped, outside terrace if the weather is good. It's away from the overpriced centre of the old town, though not very far, and only a few steps from some of the tourist areas, though perhaps far enough to make prices much more reasonable. It's a good place to people watch too.
We had a very pleasant lunch (from the fairly limited menu) of quiche and salad, cakes, 2 good glasses of wine and coffee for about 30 Euros. I'm not a fan of quiche but both of these were very good and the cakes were excellent.

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Thank Geoffy
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

Sat outside on a pretty terrace on a beautiful little side street in the Old Town. Had a superb dry Riesling, good goat cheese sandwich and decent tomato soup (that had just a little bit too much oregano in it). The coffees were superb and the pastries were excellent: a chocolate cheesecake was rich without being heavy and an apple custard cake was absolutely perfect. Service was friendly and very accommodating.

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Thank v0yageur22
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

This is nice old fashioned cafe in Vene street in Tallinn. If you like chocolate (who wouldn't) this is your place! They have nice cakes and pastries with chocolate, and they also have table service!

Thank Mikko_J_H
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

A throwback in terms of decor and the staff uniforms, you could be in the 1930s.

Coffee was excellent and the cake had to be shared, it was so rich, a whole piece would have been too much

1  Thank Gen F
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

i had my coffee and cake in josephine based on trip advisor reviews but it was a bad choice.
A big slice of chocolate cake with everything in and on it. When you eat you only get flavour blind-- No clear taste but just junk.
Also after eating a bit nasty stomach.
I can only recommend you NOT TO GO!!!

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1  Thank orangetree76
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