Kostipäiv or Pop-up Cafe Day

Pop-up Café Day takes place once a year in August, about one week after the Seto Kingdom Day festival. The cafes can be found in the most widespread places, and many a farmyard.

Seto food is nutritious and healthy – invariably sourced from fresh components. For more background on Seto culinary culture, read the general introduction to Setomaa. The contemporary version of the Seto cuisine can be tasted year round in establishments such as the Seto Tsäimaja, Taarka tare, and Setomaa Turismitalo. On Popup Café Day, we will showcase our finest home chefs and the most scenic places in our villages.

In 2017, Seto Külavüü Pop-up Café Day took place for the fifth time. It has become a veritable festival for homemakers and farm folk – people eagerly think ahead and start preparing for it as soon as the snow melts in spring. At many cafés, this time Popup Café Day lasted two days.

SATURDAY, 12 AUGUST, 12:00-20:00. The cafés’ menus were varied, but many places served classics such as sõir cheese, suulliim soup, and kikkaseenepiirak (chanterelle mushroom pie).

SUNDAY, 13 AUGUST, 11:00-16:00. Four cafés celebrated peräpütüpäiv – an afterparty. The cafes that were open on Sunday are marked with an asterisk (*).

JÄRVEVEERE in Beresje
KIVILILLE in Toomasmäe
INARA'S OLDE WHITE COFFEE HOUSE in Mikitamäe *
MAAGÕKÕNÕ in Saabolda *
ILMAILU in Kolossova
OBINIZZA in Obinitsa *
HOLIDAY HOUSE'S BUFFET in Obinitsa
RICH IVVAN’S BUCKWHEAT CAFÉ in Küllätüvä
TSÄSSONA MAN in Tobrova
NOPRI FARM in Kärinä
ANDRI-PEEDO in Kimalasõ
LILLEMÄE MORO in Saagri in Luhamaa

Throughout the rest of the day, the cafes offered many activities. See what is on tap by clicking the café names or take a look at the brochure.

Here you can see photos of the Cafe Day 2017: photos by Harri A. Sundell, Martin Ivask.

Which cafés popped up previously? Here are the links to cafe descriptions and photos from cafes in 2016. On 2016 three photographers made photos of the Cafe Day: Grethe Rõõm, Martin Ivask and Reigo Teervalt. Many thanks!

Links to pictures from previous years:
2015.a kostipäiv (photos by Triinu Kotov, Kristiina Sokk, Kadri Kõomägi, Martin Ivask)
2014.a kostipäiv
(photos by Priit Palomets)
2013.a kostipäiv
(photos by Priit Palomets)