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Food and restaurants in Riga

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Restaurant
“Riga St. Peter’s Church - the tallest peak in Riga, is one the oldest and most valuable monuments of medieval architecture in the Baltic States. It is located in the historical center of Riga and in 1997 was included among the UNESCO World Heritage sites. The church hall is used for exhibitions and concerts. Your are welcome to visit the tower of the church offering breathtaking views of the medieval and modern Riga, the Daugava with its spacious harbor and the Gulf of Riga.”
  • 46 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“If you want to try local homemade cuisine, with moderate prices then this is a place to visit. Additionally, this complex has a variety of other attractions, especially in the winter, such as ice-skating, the tallest Christmas tree in Latvia and others. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Eastern European Restaurant
“"Lido" is a popular canteen-style restaurant chain that serves traditional Latvian food. No fine dining, but quick and filling lunch is guarranteed. Various locations throughout the city.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
“A nice centrally located shopping mall. Features many fashion stores, a bookstore, a gym, a "Rimi" supermarket, and several roof cafes and bars with a good view.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
“Folkklubs ALA Pagrabs (Folk club ALA cellar) is a unique tavern in Riga’s Old Town! Latvian folk and world music come together with traditional and contemporary Latvian cuisine, Latvian dance evenings, and music concerts! A special ambiance is created in former wine cellar (part of which dates back to the 13th century), where you can listen to lively Latvian dance music or, with a glass of beer, enjoy conversations under ancient vaulted ceilings. Folk club ALA offers wide range of Latvian draught beers – 27 in all! Folk club ALA also offers home-distilled moonshine in various flavours, the best Latvian wines, a wide selection of herbal teas, seasonal monthly menus based entirely on local produce, business lunches, and live music at least five nights a week!”
  • 40 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Nice bar for those who like good cocktails, confy sofas & lounge music. Sometimes you can find DJ's or Jazz music aswell”
  • 29 locals recommend
Brewery
“Labietis brewpub (Aristīda Briāna street 9a-2, entrance from the courtyard) - a pub and a brewery in 170m2, where you can have a beer, whilst watching the hum and bustle of the brewery through a big glass wall. Twelve different beers on tap, as well as extra ones - bottle conditioned - from the brews that are waiting in line for the tap or have been sold out in kegs. All the available beers have not been moved more than 30m from grain to glass. This is the heart and soul of Labietis where you can always try new and exciting experimental brews and enjoy the lively atmosphere of a latvian pub”
  • 32 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“budget: $$$ Specializes in brewed coffee, offers brunches on weekdays 8:30-11:00 and pancake mornings on weekends 10:00-17:00 www.miit.lv”
  • 36 locals recommend

Cafes

General Entertainment
“If you want to try local homemade cuisine, with moderate prices then this is a place to visit. Additionally, this complex has a variety of other attractions, especially in the winter, such as ice-skating, the tallest Christmas tree in Latvia and others. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Nice bar for those who like good cocktails, confy sofas & lounge music. Sometimes you can find DJ's or Jazz music aswell”
  • 29 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“budget: $$$ Specializes in brewed coffee, offers brunches on weekdays 8:30-11:00 and pancake mornings on weekends 10:00-17:00 www.miit.lv”
  • 36 locals recommend
Café
“A pretty popular and fashionable restaurant/coffee roastery in the popular Miera iela neighbourhood. Nearby you'll find the "Laima" chocolate museum and some small independent cafes and tiny shops.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Cafe
“If you are looking for a place that is currently the hottest place in the city and you are looking for a place where all of them can be found in one place - then VEST is definitely Riga must-visit. Here you will be able to track the latest barber style haircuts and beard cuts, as well as topicalities in Riga tattoo trends. In a word, the whole essence of hipster culture - like the palm of your hand!”
  • 27 locals recommend
Cafe
“Great place for good glass of vine and some light diner! In summer open air tables on the street - You will love it! ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Cafe
“Hip cafe where locals eat and have their coffee. Also have breakfast and dinner brunch. Friendly and chilled atmosphere.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Cafe
“Since the 90s one of the favourite restaurants of local intellectuals. Consistently good quality of service and food, pleasant atmosphere.”
  • 14 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“Cadets de Gascogne bakery www.cadets.lv good bakery, tasty croissants, open from 7 am daily. 6 min.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bakery
“Очень вкусная свежая выпечка, хороший кофе. Есть свое фирменное мороженое. Интерьер в традиционном национальном стиле. Есть винная карта.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bakery
“A tiny bakery that sells a huge variety of muffins (and cookies, and smoothies etc.) with various fillings (my favourite is vanilla cream).”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
“for VEGETARIANS and MEAT-LOVERS' budget: $$ Many different kind of bagels, fresh smoothies, great location, Eco-friendly and cosy. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Serve them cold or hot. www.bigbadbagels.lv”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
“The conditory across the street with a great coffee and amazing cakes! Warm, modern interior and a great place to have a chat. Opens at 8:00”
  • 3 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
“It's probably the most famous eclair bakery in Riga! People are coming to Runas Dārza Eklērnīca from all over the town. It's based in an avarage bilding, out of center district, but serves some very pretty eclairs. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“Here you can get amazing freshly made patties and sweet breads to go for some breakfast.”
  • 3 locals recommend
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