For anyone travelling in Estonia on the first days of August here is a last minute tip you don’t want to miss. On the island of Hiiumaa there will be the Pop-up Café Days - one of the most awaited events in the summer of Hiiumaa. This is an yearly event and is now being held for the 9th time. On the café day several cafes will their doors for just one day in different locations throughout the town of Kärdla: in beautiful back gardens of locals, at the seaside, and other places in the town. The main event is only one day but there are additional happenings outside of Kärdlä also one day before and after so all weekend you can find pop-up cafes in the island.
I was at the Hiiumaa café days last year and enjoyed the event very much. It was so much fun walking with a café map from one café to another and drinking lots of coffee and tasting all sorts of food and pastry. The atmosphere was very similar to Restaurant day and the event gathered a lot of people. The most popular cafes got crowded and I even recognized a few Estonian celebrities at the café Bella Rosa. By the way café Bella Rosa was a super nice Italian style restaurant café in an absolutely beautiful garden - like a garden restaurant of dreams! At café Bella Rosa they made really good pizza, served also wine, and had tiramisu and other cakes on the dessert menu.
Best coffee on the café day I had at King Coffee’s. It was a hot summer day and their ice-coffee tasted heavenly.
This year Hiiumaa Café Days will be on July 30 - August 2. Main event is on Saturday August 1.
For more information see their website and Kohvikutepaev in Facebook.