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“Kohvik Maru deserves its place as Seaplane Harbour's café”
Review of Kohvik MARU

Kohvik MARU
Ranked #356 of 955 Restaurants in Tallinn
Cuisines: European
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Southern Finland, Finland
Level 6 Contributor
450 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
“Kohvik Maru deserves its place as Seaplane Harbour's café”
Reviewed 1 January 2014

On the day of my visit to the cafe there was a private event, which is why the place was closed just over an hour at noon from the public. My visit hit perhaps the only exception in opening hours, but during the Titanic exhibition you might want to be prepared for other exceptions and check opening hours in advance. During the Titanic exhibition the cafe may also often be full of customers.

I chose the Rich lamb soup with vegetables and black plums and it was very tasty and it was served with some bread. A great value for money. For dessert, I chose coffee and a sweet pastry. A young man serving to me was up to date, prompt and service-minded, thanks Michael (?).

In the summertime the place is certainly charming and a great destination for a day walk. The café is simply decorated inside. I suppose wintertime most customers consist of exhibition guests. You can visit the cafe also without buying the ticket to exhibition.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank vivian L
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Helsinki, Finland
Level 6 Contributor
74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent food, good service, nice view in the Tallinn seaplane harbour museum restaurant”
Reviewed 18 August 2013

The word "Kohvik", the Estonian word for café, in the name of Kohvik MARU is a bit misleading. Yes, they sell coffee, snacks and pastries, but MARU is also a proper restaurant. They have a European menu, but they use local, traditional incredients. All five of us were happy with our meals, no complaints at all. Prices are considerably lower than in restaurants in the medieval part of Tallinn and food quality is even better. We were also served free appetizers, fish jerky and local bread. At lunchtime they also serve a couple of dishes of the day for a very reasonable price.

A nice detail: glasses, china and cutlery are replicas of the ones used in the Estonian submarine Lembit.

In MARU you get to sit on a balcony and enjoy a view of the seaplane harbour museum. The view over the hall is breathtaking, especially after the museum closes and the lights are turned low. They also have a terrace to enjoy a nice, cold beer on a warm day. Service on the terrace can be slow at times.

I really hope travellers find this new restaurant, give it a try! The museum closes at 7 p.m., but in July and August Kohvik MARU is open until 11 p.m. Check their website for service hours. You don't have to pay the museum entrance fee, if you just want to visit the restaurant.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Nestorex
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