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“Great historic café in the Old Town”
Review of V. Kuze

V. Kuze
Ranked #8 of 28 Dessert in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
95 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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“Great historic café in the Old Town”
Reviewed May 25, 2014

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.

  • Visited May 2014
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Riga, Latvia
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
“My favorite cafe in Riga”
Reviewed January 17, 2014

This is one of my favortie places is Riga, I've been there a lot of times and I have never been disappointed by anything. Waitresses are always charming, food (they serve only sweets) is delightful and music they play moslty is French. Interior is vinatage, it's not very loud, this is just a perfect place for calm conversation with your best friend or place where to have a cup of cocoa while having a beuatiful daydream.

  • Visited January 2014
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6 restaurant reviews
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“Perhaps the nicest café in Riga”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

This old town café in Art Deco style was one of the most pleasent experience we had on our trip to Riga. The interior is a must see and the waitress was very nice. We didn't try the chocolate but the croissant was fantastic and the froth on the cappuccino was impressing.

  • Visited November 2013
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Chocolate cafe”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

It is a cafe, not a restaurant. They serve very tasty cakes and coffee. The waitress is very polite and helpful. Special thing to try here is the real Dark Hot Chocolate, however we tried only coffee when being here - and it tasted great.
We loved the look of the café. It is made in original Art Deco style (old piano radio and furniture are antiquarian value and pay attention to the décor on the ceiling!), hanged on the walls are the old photos telling the history of V.Kuze chocolate factory. It is quite small, with relaxing background music, what makes it very cosy.



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  • Visited October 2013
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Treviso, Italy
Level 6 Contributor
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“IT'S NOT A RESTAURANT, BUT A COFFEE/CHOCOLATE BAR”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

It's the shop of the oldest chocolate factory in Riga, that in the past was very big. Hanged on the walls, there are lots of old pictures showing girls at work and many vans ready for deliveries. Striking! The premises are quiet, cozy; the background music very soft and relaxing; the waitress very kind and polite. Distinguished the customers (mainly ladies or old gentlemen).
Not far from President's Palace.

  • Visited June 2013
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