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Black magic

A great authentic historic cafe/bar with the most amazing selection of cakes and chocolates. Hot... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
adambK1190JM
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Nice ambience

Went here to try the Riga Balsam drinks with people from work. Really nice and very old ambience... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
UlfRud
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Kalku iela 10, Riga 1050, Latvia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A great authentic historic cafe/bar with the most amazing selection of cakes and chocolates. Hot alcoholic cocktails too to warm you up. Strongly recommend a visit to the basement cellar section

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank adambK1190JM
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went here to try the Riga Balsam drinks with people from work. Really nice and very old ambience. You felt the history of the building. Drinks very good but staff seemed boored and servings was slow.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank UlfRud
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is basically a chocolaterie which also serves alcohol and you can try the black balsam here which is also an ingredient in many of the sweets. We weren't crazy about the chocolate but the atmosphere was great, very cozy and we liked the decor...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 922charat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made 2 visits during our weekend stay in Riga, quirky decor and the chocolates are amazing, really good quality, we enjoyed pairing them with cocktails & wine!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank shanfan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So cosy and cute! we went in for a coffee but ended up trying most of the little chocolates. The did cocktails but it was a bit early in the day for us!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ellebenjamin89
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it, a place you can have coffee, tea, chocolate and booze as well as biccies. The inside is so old world, its nice that they worked with the history of tbe building.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NicholeB720
Reviewed December 18, 2018

place itself very nice and unique, food looked good didn't try though, had just cocktails weren't great for 9 euro service just average, nice to visit for a 1 off only

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Crystal S
Reviewed December 12, 2018

This lovely quirky bar in Old Riga is a must-see on your trip. It used to be a pharmacy and the lab is still downstairs for you to view. The walls are bookcases and the chocolates are amazing. You can even have truffles that go...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Lovely coffee, truffles and hot chocolate. Quick service. Very reasonable price. On a cold day very "warming"

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank avrora6
Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

Just been there, we have already decided in the enterence what we wanted to order...but they said to seat down, 10 min later I go ti casher to order but say again that they will come to our table. 10 min later they just pass...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank alexazett
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