Welcome to ‘LORE’, a community bistro in the heart of Kalamaja. This is a district well-known for local people making the most of their time with friends and family. Naturally, this often includes enjoying a delicious meal.
We are Janno Lepik and Kristjan Peäske, a chef and a sommelier already known from the ‘Leib’ and ‘Umami’ restaurants. At ‘LORE’, we offer a tempting and eclectic menu, featuring good old comfort-food classics with a new twist.
For sharing with others, we also present exciting dishes inspired by the food trips we ourselves have experienced on our travels around the world.
Why to share a dish? We believe that bringing people together over a shared eating experience brings people closer to each other; food prepared and enjoyed with love and care tastes much better too! After all, the age-old tradition of ‘breaking bread’ together is an important element of community tradition, both here and in many other global cultures.
Many of our dishes are prepared in a wood-fired oven, we appreciate the need to blend simplicity, familiarity, warmth and authenticity.
We highly value the family experience, so children are always especially welcome here. For our little friends, we have compiled a special menu and selection of amusing table games and art supplies. We also cater for the needs of the tiniest family members by making baby purées. You could say then that hospitality is in our DNA.
Come and find us in Port Noblessner. We’re right in the historic shipyard building that houses the amazing and unique Kai Art Center, providing a wide variety of taste experiences as well as exciting exhibitions. A whole new community experience awaits all, with a warm welcome and a treasured memory to share and repeat.