Calif Oriental Lounge
Stepping inside Calif Oriental Lounge is like opening a door into the Thousand and One Nights, which can be especially disorienting considering this slice of Arabia is found in Tallinn’s Old Town. Richly decorated with velvets, jewel-tones, intricate carvings, arched passageways and illuminated darkly with warm, atmospheric lighting, Calif Oriental Lounge is a beguiling spot to while away the evening.
The drinks-list ranges from a surprisingly large selection of teas to wine, cocktails and Champagne, so imbibers are sure to find their tipple of choice here. And there are snacks, to boot. (Who wouldn’t love a honey-drenched square of baklava in this setting?) But, of course, shisha is part of Calif’s appeal and it doesn’t disappoint. They use natural charcoal and offer plenty of flavours, like mint or cherry, with more exotic variations as well.