This business is an example of the effort that these people are making to bring Riga back to its pre-war shape and splendour, and I am not just referring to the Art Deco building in which this café is located.
Vilhelms Kuze, also known as "the King of Sweets", set it up at the beginning of the last century, and his confectionary won international recognitions. He was deported to Siberia in 1941 and died shortly after; his business was nationalised. Now, one of his great grandsons has opened a new café in his honour and some of the recipes that they serve are the original ones.
It is nice to be sitting on one of their huge green sofas, trying to imagine what this family business has gone through and seen over the last hundred years. You can do it eating their truffles, there is a huge selection available, but most importantly drinking their hot dark chocolate. When it arrived, I was immediately a bit disappointed by the size, but I soon realised that its concentration made it more than sufficient.
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