Kehrweider is a popular, local chain of coffee cafes with branches located throughout Tallinn. We happened upon the newest addition to the chain, Kehrwieder Röstikoda, in old town Tallinn. What initially drew us to the place was the sight of the ice cream server that sits prominently near the front entrance. It just so happened to be the perfect late summer’s day for a cone! Kehrweider serves up universal favorites like chocolate, vanilla and strawberry but they also have flavors that are distinctly Baltic, for example, sea buckthorn. Of course, I had to try the sea buckthorn, a very tart berry reminiscent of lingonberry except it’s bright yellowish orange in color. While the ice cream was delicious, what drew us back to Kehrwieder Röstikoda was the freshly roasted and ground coffee. Any way you get your coffee, it’s a great brew. If you love their coffee, you can also buy bags to take home.
Somehow, we often ended up at Kehrweider in the mid afternoon. The smell of freshly roasted coffee being brewed would be the lure to get us to step inside. By our second day, we knew exactly what to order. We would take our cups of coffee and ice creams and sit in the tiny café’s small outdoor seating area, tucked a bit away from the main sidewalk area so it feels like a secret garden.
Kehrwieder Röstikoda is located just one block off the main square and is the perfect place for some refreshment and a break from all that sightseeing!