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Kadri Cafe

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Why locals love it

The place opens very early and offers freshly made sandwiches and pastry (warm from the oven) every morning. The menu that changes daily and is written on the wall is in Estonian, and the staff might not speak perfect english (they will try), but you can just go crazy and pick at random as everything is really cheap as well.

Why you should visit it

If you're looking for true Estonian food experience, then forget about the expensive medieval restaurants and the advertisements in your guidebooks. Find this place and you will get to know what the locals really eat (we happen to find it delicious). Kadri's Cafe offers the typical dishes that taste just like our grandmas cook for us.

Special tip

Try the boiled pig's tongue ("keedetud (sea)keel"), the truly estonian pie-type-of-a-thing called "karask" or the drink-type-of-a-thing called "kama".

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This cafe is not trying to be super fancy and modern, so that´s where locals run to when they are tired of trying new tastes at the numerous cafes offering international food in Pärnu. It is also like an island of past in the fast developing town – you can only pay in cash there and the cafe doesn´t even have a webpage, but it is totally worth visiting when you want to try classical Estonian food. Everything from Kama to mashed potatoes with minced meat is delicious! This place´s charm truly lies in it´s simplicity!
Local Expert
April 10, 2013
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