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“Scrummy Yummy!”

Emils Gustavs Chocolate
Ranked #11 of 23 Dessert in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Seating, Takeout
Derby, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
“Scrummy Yummy!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014

Yummy hot chocolate (thick and dark) and amazing chocolate treats. It's just a shame I couldn't eat them all.

Menu wasn't clear and I found it a little bit tricky to find out what everything was.

Visited February 2014
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Order the hot chocolate”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Emil's Gustavs was the first proper chocolate shop in Riga, and it's excellent.
Sit down for a break, or take a box away for later.
The hot chocolate is highly recommended, but be warned. Latvian hot chocolate is literally hot chocolate, basically just melted chocolate with a little cream and vanilla and maybe sugar. Comes in small portions with a spoon and a glass of water. Awesome for the chocolate junkie.
If you want hot chocolate like you get in most other countries, order kakao (cacao). It's also delicious.

Visited December 2013
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San Francisco, California
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Best bonbons and truffles in Riga”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013

Nice shop where you can see some of the creations being made. Good selection of flavors and friendly, helpful employees.

  • Visited October 2013
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Gorgeous chocolate shop and cafe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

If you are on a diet - dont go !!!
Their cakes and chocolate are very tempting. Great for buying unusual bits for a present - chocolate figures and shapes and a huge assortment of different chocolate bars.
We had a drink there mid- afternoon - my friend had a cup of pure, unadulterated melted chocolate to be eaten with a spoon ! Very naughty !.
Great "local" atmosphere.

  • Visited October 2013
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Wandering American
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“Excellent place to stop for a coffee and a treat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

This is a fantastic coffee shop accessible from the street as well as a book store that's semi-attached to it. The service is a little slow but not in a negative way; although it may take time to prepare your order, they do a fabulous job. Some of my favorite treats at this place are the large assortment of decadent truffles with a magnificent range of flavors. Another decadent favorite is the espresso size pure melted chocolate sauce or as I like to call it "manna from God".

This place is right next to Galerija Centrs and only a 3 or 4 minute walk from the Freedom monument. I highly recommend it to travelers and locals alike.

  • Visited October 2012
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