The cafe with vaulted ceilings and magic in the heart of Tartu has brought Vienna-style confectionery delicacies to Estonians since 1895, when gourmet and confectioner Johann Werner opened a cafe bearing his own name. A lot has changed in 125 years, but Mr Werner's legacy of uncompromising quality and luxurious global tastes has become an integral part of Tartu's identity.
Famous writers, poets, actors, musicians, artists and chess players have met throughout history at one of the favourite places of the Estonian cultural elite on the corner of Ülikooli Street in order to exchange ideas, debate and, of course, do creative work. Gustav Suits, the great figure of Estonian literature and professor, used to even hold exams in Werner. Werner Cafe offers all of this even today – creative inspiration, a meeting place for discussions, Vienna-style pastries, cakes and, of course, excellent coffee. On the second floor, in addition to the cafe, there is also Werner's restaurant, where breakfasts, lunch offers and a rich dinner menu are made from pure ingredients.