Tipping in Tallinn and in Estonia is highly voluntary. Under no circumstances can anybody demand you to leave a tip. Also Estonians are pretty casual about tipping, but here are some basic unwritten rules and manners about tipping:

  • As mentioned, tipping is voluntary. If you do not like the service, you do not have to tip.
  • However, 10% of the bill is polite and in many places expected for a satisfactory or good service.
  • If you are really happy with the service received, leave more, just as you please
  • Tip is never included in the bill (it is not allowed to do so)
In general, you can feel quite free about tipping and do it as your conscience tells you, as there are no set rules. But remember that it is always nice to show some appreciation if someone has served you really well :).