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 and Taarka tare . On Popup Café Day, we will showcase our finest home chefs and the most scenic places in our villages.

In 2018, Seto Külavüü Pop-up Café Day has been taking place for the sixth 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. This year most of the Cafés stayed open for two days:

SATURDAY, 11 AUGUST, pop-up cafés were open at 12:00-20:00.

SUNDAY, 12 AUGUST, we were waiting for guests at 11:00-16:00. The cafes that were opened on Sunday were marked with an asterisk (*).

MÕTSIKU in Toomasmäe
INARA VANAVALGÕ KOHVITARÕ in Mikitamäe *
SADAMA in Rõsna *
KÕRTSITARÕ in Niitsiku *
KIRSITUBAKA in Värska
MAAGÕKÕNÕ in Saabolda *
KRIISA TALO SÖÖGIAIT in Litvina *
OBINIZZA in Obinitsa *
RIKKA IVANI TATRIK in Küllätüvä
PIIRI VEEREH in Vinski
KIRSI TALO KOHVITARÕ in Meremäe *
HELMEKAALU KOSTIKOTUS NIIDULILLE in Häärmäni
REGGAE RAUTA SUVEL in Savioja *
VANAEMA ENDA KOHVIK in Misso *
ANDRI-PEEDO in Kimalasõ *
ANZELIKA MAHETALU KOHVIK in Pruntova in Luhamaa*

On 2018 three photographers made photos of the Cafe Day. Click on the name to see the photo albums: Harri A. Sundell, Kersti Virro, Martin Ivask. Many thanks!

Which cafés popped up previously? Here are the links to cafe descriptions and photos from cafes in 2017. photos made by Harri A. SundellMartin Ivask

Links to pictures from previous years:

2016.a kostipäiv photos by  Grethe Rõõm, Martin Ivask and Reigo Teervalt.
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)