There are not so many bakeries out there in Tallinn that offer you good pastry and a coffee at the same place. Kalamaja pagarikoda could be a good start of the day with fresh “pirukad” (pattys) and coffee before you continue to explore the exciting neighborhood of Kalamaja.
Some people come here just to buy some fresh bread, others come to have a sweet pastry and a comforting chat. It does feel a bit like being at the edge of the world over here, as the bakery is situated in a very quiet area (even though it’s not so far away from the old town).
In Kalamaja pagarikoda there is always some fresh new species of bread to ‘degustate’ so you can actually taste the bread before buying it. One of the best is white pumpkin bread (in fact, pumpkin is almost a national vegetable here). But still, when in Estonia, I would advice you to eat more of a black bread like that brick bread with seeds over it – it’s much healthier and it is enough to put just a little bit of butter on it to make a good rich breakfast.