Welcome to Boho!
Our restaurant and bar welcome you with a special bohemian flare, house speciality hookahs, and incredibly warm service, making your stay especially cozy. We have two amazing floors, each hall more beautiful than the next with nature themed decortions to transport you away from the bustling city around us. During the summer period, we also have open a big terrace so you wouldn’t miss a second of the fleeting Estonian summer.
Our menu is just as large and varied as our house – we offer a wide array of Asian and European cuisine starting with all kinds of different sushi and soups, and finishing with many options for main courses, including different meats and fish cooked in our special coal oven ,,Josper”. For children, we offer an exciting children’s menu, making us the perfect place to visit with your whole family.
Boho is situated in the historic Old Town of Tallinn, more specifically the legendary Hinke Tower and its two adjoining buildings that framed the city hundreds of years ago. The proud Hinke Tower is one of the eldest defense Towers in Tallin, having been built at 1345-1355. Legend has it, that the tower got its name from a city servant of the same name, who’s house was reportedly built nearby.
Boho Cafe and Cocktail Bar is located at the Old Town boundary in historical Hinke Tower and two adjoining buildings on the site of a moat that extended along the town wall hundreds of years ago.
Passages were built to interconnect the bundle of structures that accumulated here over the years, so one half of Babulja is located in the historical suburb (Pärnu mnt 2 building constructed in the 18thC) and the other half – in the old town behind the defensive town wall (Müürivahe 32 building dating back to the 16thC). More
In the 15thC, the tower was made taller and was topped with a spire and a weathervane and, because that century ushered in the era of firearms, the tower could also serve the artillery needs.
Since 1832, the Hinke Tower had been in private hands and had been mostly used as a warehouse, narrowly escaping destruction on a couple of occasions. At the beginning of the 20thC, the building complex was owned by the Estonian Seed Grain Association, who intended to demolish the tower in order to construct a more modern building in its place. In 1937, permission to do so was obtained, but for some reason these plans were never implemented.
In Soviet times, a gardening shop operated in the Pärnu mnt building and the tower accommodated a warehouse and some apartments. After Estonia regained its independence in 1991, the tower became private property again. A casino was opened on the ground floor, but the rest of the building sat empty.
The main purpose of the renovation was to pay homage to the historical background of the buildings and the tower and highlight the remaining details after almost a century of negligent use that has left its mark.