One of Estonia’s most famous Italian restaurants, Controvento also offers a cosy, picturesque downstairs café located in tiny Katariina alley – framed by the crumbling wall of a medieval church and a row of indecipherable 14th-century tomb stones.
rnEnjoy perfect coffee next to the open fireplace or sip on spritzers next to the cool Italian bar. Tiny Controvento café-bar shares a kitchen with the celebrated restaurant upstairs – so you can enjoy light meals or even a full menu in the relaxed atmosphere downstairs, where staff joke behind the bar or chat with regular clients.
rnIt has a smaller selection of cakes and pastries than many Tallinn cafés, but the wide variety of light meals available from the restaurant makes it a versatile place for a quick bite – and it’s one of the few places in Tallinn where you can find proper decaffeinated espresso. A glam and gorgeous hideaway from the tourist crowds.