Kuusk Hernesto

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Herne 6 (at Veerenni), Tallinn, Estonia, 10135

Serves meat, vegan options available. A cozy loved-by-locals community spot right in the heart of the city next to Baltika Quarter´s Fashion Street. The menu includes daily vegetarian items, gluten free baked goods, fair trade hot drinks, organic wines from Tuscany and more. Clearly labels vegan items. Open Mon 8:30am-7:00pm, Tue-Wed 8:30am-8:00pm, Thu-Fri 8:30am-9:00pm, Sat 10:00am-9:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, International, Organic, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Bakery, Catering, European, Non-veg

4 Reviews

First Review by Annely

Super cozy place w/ lacking service - Edit

This is a really cozy cafe. And they have some vegan options for breakfast. Their chickpea omelet is lovely. So are the berry smoothies. I must concur with the other reviewer, however, that as soon as you try to make contact and enquire about vegan options outside the breakfast time, you'll be either told off or just told: "Look at the board for today's offerings" (happened twice), which says "Vegan options" where none can be found. And the waiter refuses to make any further contact. I'm starting to get a general feel, after having visited the place a few times, that there is either a confusion about vegan food vs vegetarian food (see also the other review), or that the owner wants to be vegan-friendly but the chef or the staff or someone clearly is not, so it doesn't quite work out. I've had breakfast there, met with someone for tea and have walked out twice, once due to lacking service, once due to nobody being at the counter for a while.

Pros: Relly lovely interior, cute garden, Excellent chickpea omelet, Good smoothies

Cons: Not too vegan friendly (no regular full main dish), Unfriendly service, Questions re: dairy/eggs frowned upon by staff

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Great Calm Atmosphere - Edit

This cafe is really calm and peaceful. I have tried different vegetarian food, and they were good. I loved the goat cheese salad. You can also order cappuccino with almond milk or other milks.

Daily lunches during the weekday are affordable.

Unfortunately, the vegan tiramisu was the one that was disappointing, because I expected a vegan tiramisu. It was granola and soy pudding layered, which was not what I was expecting. The granola was good.

Pros: Great calm atmosphere, Affordable

Cons: Vegan tiramisu was deceiving, A little bit far from city center

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Confusing, but taste is ok (over ask vegan foods for not having dairy!) - Edit

Hopefully this was only one time deal, but as I entered the cafe I was welcomed by grinning woman. I did not pay too much attention to it, as maybe she was having a bad day and ordered their vegan labeled foods.

After awhile they brought me a dish which had plins with a white sauce and at first I did not understand that this was sour cream because I have not had dairy for a good long while, but after one bite it was obvious. I was upset, since they say the dish is vegan...

So I asked, what it was, just to make sure. I over checked the menu and it was clearly labeled as vegan. She bluntly went to kitchen, came back and stated yes, it is dairy - and then just minded her own business, like she did not care. After I asked why is it says vegan, she did not reply.

But back to the food, the plins were pretty ok, but no sauce. We also had veg burgers, which were more like betrood mashpotato mix between buns, was really not a burger, but was pretty ok nonetheless. There just was no patty, it was all just mashed up stuff. And there was the same potato mashup between the burger and as a sauce next to the plate, which really is not a good thing to do dishwise ( just too boring and really does not add anything to the dish). They pretty much did not have any vegan cream in the house, that seemed to be the issue.

After a while an other waiter came to us with another bowl of that mashup potato sauce thing to give us for the plins (that did not have an edible sauce to us), but we refused, since there was already too much of that potato mashup thing everywhere and we were already using it for the plins so that was weird experience.

As we paid as we ordered, when we left, there was no one to say goodbye and it just felt like they did not want to see us no more.

And the taste is ok, boring, but made out of quality materials. The buns for the burger were good since it seemed that they baked those there.

So if you visit, I hope that you get a better experience, maybe it was just a bad day, but just over ask vegan items, since they do not seem to know, what they are advertising...

Pros: good interior

Cons: service, not a good value, confusing menu, horrible attitude

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Not to be missed ! - Edit

The old factory building’s atmosphere has been carefully preserved and furnished to reflect harmony between the old and new. Kuusk Hernesto inspires, encourages and contributes to visitors minds and souls with top quality coffee (best-in-town, known under label Coffee People), tasty healthy food, snug interior and warm service. Plus their stylish courtyard terrace is like a hidden gem sinking in urban greenery and therefore - a must ! The moto "real food by real people" promises carefully chosen produces from local farmers and small businesses. Definitely worth a peek !

Pros: very good coffee, also decaf options, friendly staff, good value

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