Old town Tallinn,
As the sun pushed through the pastel shades of the old town, coffee shops began to fill up as many bundled inside to warm up over a cup of coffee and cake. Estonians love their cake and have a real sweet tooth and all the deserts here are mouth-watering! The chilly weather is stunning causing numerous flares across my lens casting the most serene brightness across the pale toned streets. The old town has a grand selection of instagram-worthy doors, each one more sweeter in colour than the next. The town spreads in cobbled stone pathways, pastel buildings making it ideal for a day trip.
Last week, my hubby and I took a spontaneous Valentines day trip to Tallinn and spent the day strolling around (18km to be exact) the old town, had lunch and stopped at numerous cafe’s for little treats. We have a few favourite restaurants here, (see here) but this time we tested a new one called F-Hoone in the up and coming hipster area. The trendy restaurant had great food, the interior was a cool and the vibe is relaxed and really easy going. We ate some tuna & beef tartar, ramen soup, salmon with baked avocado and shared bruschetta. For dessert we split the most delicious eclair that brought me right back to the little cafes in Paris. We later stopped for macaron and the salted caramel flavour was simply to die for. I couldn’t leave home without a gorgeous bouquet of flowers so in the end we picked up the cutest bouquet that still sits on my bedside table.
To the bare eye, Tallinn looks like the pages from a fairytale, a step back in time right into the medieval ages. The UNESCO site is a labyrinth of small boutiques and cafes that squeeze down narrow alleys, while peaking in the distance you see red-tiled roof buildings, turreted towers and churches. The colourful architecture feeds your camera and the hidden courtyards reveal cozy restaurants. Tallinn and it’s 50 shades are a great escape to a pastel haven.
Macaroons in pink cafe called KohvikVahvlihalgjad
We walked up to the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, where you can also find a lookout point in Toompea Hill, that has ” The times we had” logo on the pink wall.