Telliskivi Loomelinnak which in English translates to creative city is a new up and coming emerging area in the city of Tallinn, Estonia.
I was after something a little more different to the stunning old town of Tallinn.
Not that there is anything wrong with the old town at all. In fact, I would happily spend days exploring the old cobbled streets around this UNESCO area.
I was in search of something a little more different and Telliskivi Loomelinnak, creative city was brought up a few times as a suggestion from other travellers as an area worth checking out.
Normally that’s a good sign to go and visit so we cleared a day and decided to explore this creative city district.
First impressions Telliskivi Loomelinnak, creative city
Telliskivi Loomelinnak, creative city reminds me a lot of what shorditch has now become in East London. An alternative area with lots going on.
I love these sort of Hipster bohemian areas and if you do too, then this is totally place you should check out.
During the day you have a wide offering of lovely spots to have lunch and in the evening the place transforms into a fun place to have a few drinks.
Throughout the year, many large scale events and festivals are held here, keep a look out for the program to see if anything pops up during your visit, such as the yearly Food festival and every Saturday they host a flea market.
Getting to Telliskivi Loomelinnak Creative City
It’s rather easy to get to with a short walk from the Tallinn central train station and around 15 minutes from then old town gate.
Follow the train tracks and head towards Telliskivi road.
Places to stay in Telliskivi Loomelinnak
I’ve recently put together a review of the Airbnb that we stayed at within walking distance to Telliskivi Loomelinnak.
Spots worth eating at
If you plan on exploring Telliskivi Loomelinnak, be sure not to miss out on the great eating spots the area has to offer.
You can also find food trucks by walking around the area, more are slowly popping up as they become trendy.
Here are two spots we enjoyed the most.
F Hoone (F-hoone)
F-hoone was mentioned to us many times as a place worth checking out.
After we grabbed lunch here, I could not agree more.
The atmosphere was really fun and quirky, really liked the setting and we managed to grab this fun table for two by the big warehouse style windows. Perfect!
F-hoone even brews there own beer. Here is a rosey home made F-hoone IPA which had a nice refreshing sharpe hops taste to it, deliciouse and worth trying after a long day of walking.
These home made Estonian style potato dumplings with fresh sour cream blew my socks off quite frankly.
The only downside to this dish was ordering too little.If you visit, go big or go home.
Too good to share! My fatal error that I Will have to live with. Guess I have to come back again in the close future for more!
A rye bread hamburger, only in Estonia! With a lovely garlic sauce for the fries, this went down a treat.
As for the rye bread they have seemed to have pulled it off, I’m a big fan of rye bread hamburgers now, think I’m turning Nordic/Baltic rather quickly. Totally worth a try.
Be sure to drop by F-hoone on your visit to Telliskivi Loomelinnak, creative city you would be crazy not to visit.
I have to be honest, at first we didn’t plan on eating again in Telliskivi Loomelinnak, we only returned to grab a slice of cake and a cup of coffee.
But after walking around and getting a wiff of this incredibly lovely smelling Indian food we caved in.
One of my weaknesses is Indian food and its difficult to find a good location on this side of the world.
We was not let down with are spondaniouse decision and was warmly greeted by some incredible indian dishes at Lendav Taldrik.
If you like Indian food, you can’t go wrong with this place it’s a must try! Thank you for the best Indian food I’ve had in Europe outside of London.
Telliskivi Loomelinnak is full of Street art.
I’m a big fan of street art and Telliskivi Loomelinnak, creative city is the place worth checking out in Tallinn to find an Estonian style.
Here are some pictures of street art I found around the creative city area:
This was just the tip of the iceburg, go off and explore the Telliskivi Loomelinnak, creative city and see what you can find.
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