Looking for delicious blinis? Then look no further and head on down to the Telliskivi Street’s, Baar Bistroo Kukeke, which serves probably the best blinis in Tallinn. The restaurant is located in the railway station’s old depot building, which has been turned into a trendy and cozy bistro that fits in well with the Kalajama district’s spirit. The place offers scrumptious food and in addition to blinis they have a good variety of salads, soups, pastas and other warm dishes. Kukeke aims to utilize as many local and seasonal products as possible, which are usually bought from Jaama Turg.
The restaurant is owned by an Estonian celebrity chef Anni Arro, famous from the ‘’Meie Annid’’ TV show, as well as an author of several cook books and the founder of the Kohvik Komeet, which is located in the Solaris Center. Komeet is Anni’s “first-born” and the original philosophy of the restaurant was to offer reasonably priced, good, basic food, but it must be said that over time this has changed. Kohvik Komeet is still serving some of the best cakes and pastries, but the prices have reached the level of other restaurants in Tallinn city centre. Kukeke is also preaching for delicious and honest food for reasonable price, and at least so far this restaurant has managed to hold on to that.
Kukeke’s appetizers cost 4.5–8.5€, soups 3-4€, main dishes 7.5-14€ and desserts 2-3€. Their wine list is pretty okay, but beer aficionados may rather head to the nearby F-Hoone restaurant or Pudel Baar, as Kukeke’s selection of beers isn’t that impressive. This bistro isn’t necessarily our first recommendation for an evening meal, but it’s definitely a good option for lunch and therefore it has made it on to our restaurant list. You can find more information at their website.