When in Tallinn, it is likely that you will have Kotzebue Bakery’s bread with your meal at a restaurant. But why not go directly to the source? Kotzebue Bakery feels like a speakeasy bakery – it is not hard to find, but you have to know where to look. About a 5-minute walk from Balti Jaama Turg (a hugely popular market), it takes you to a low-key limestone building where deliciousness resides. Sourdough bread and pastries, rye bread, focaccia – I cannot promise everything is available all the time, but I am sure whatever is available is fresh and delicious. Nothing generic here — the Kotzebue Bakery team is small and knows their stuff.
Look for Kotzebue Bakery’s special offers on FB; when a holiday approaches, you are in for a special treat: buns with whipped cream for Shrove Tuesday (vastlapäev) or Christmas specials with charcuterie items and gourmet condiments.
Before digging into the doughy goodness, take a brisk 15-minute walk to Culture Kilometer by the sea and you’ll have a nice picnic spot.