The Best Cafés in Riga, Latvia

Kasparas Asmonaitis

If you enjoy visiting the most spectacular European cities, Riga must be on your list as well. This city with great culture, rich history, beautiful architecture, and splendid food makes every visitor fall in love. Here are the best cafés in Riga to enjoy your morning coffee or an afternoon dessert.

1. MiiT

Cafe, Coffee Shop, Coffee, Tea , European, Vegetarian

MiiT started as a bicycle workshop, and has since then evolved into a wonderful vegetarian café. Naturally, bicycles and bicycle parts have been used to create the décor, so if you enjoy cycling, MiiT is the best place to meet people who share the same hobby. Also, Miit serves splendid vegetarian food so even non-vegetarians love to eat breakfast in here.

2. Gallery Istaba

Art Gallery

If you want to have delicious food made exclusively for you and buy homemade Latvian souvenirs, Gallery Istaba is the place to go. The visitors can enjoy one of many exhibitions while waiting for their delicious food, which the chef prepares after he finds out what his customers love. That’s right, there is no menu!

3. Tims Mints

Bar, Beer, Wine, Cocktails, Pub Grub

Tims Mints is a wonderful café-bar established by three siblings, who brought their authentic family recipes to the wider audiences. If you want to try some traditional Latvian food surrounded by locals, Tims Mints won’t disappoint you.

4. Rocket Bean Roastery

Cafe, European, Dessert, Coffee, Tea

Rocket Bean Roastery is located on the most hipster street of Riga, Miera Iela. Crowds of locals come to this café every day because of the authentic coffee, wide choice of microbrews, tasty food, friendly atmosphere, and modern design.

5. Bufete Gauja

Cafe, Coffee Shop, European, Coffee, Tea , Vegetarian

If you want to experience what it was like to live in an old Soviet apartment, you must visit Bufete Gauja. All the décor and accoutrements, including magazines and board games, are from the Soviet era, so customers can enjoy delicious food and coffee in a perfectly recreated, typical Soviet room.

6. Rienzi

Cafe, European, Dessert, Coffee, Tea , Vegetarian

Located in a bookstore, Rienzi is definitely the best place in Riga to try traditional homemade chocolate and sweets. You will instantly fall in love with the divine taste of original almond cookies, various cakes, melted chocolate, and other desserts.

7. Innocent

Coffee Shop, European, Coffee, Tea , Vegetarian, Vegan

The locals love Innocent Café dearly, so it is a great place to meet a lot of Latvians and taste traditional Latvian culture. The reason why everyone loves Innocent so much is its splendid food, especially the burgers, as well as the friendly staff members who are always ready to help.

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