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Wow

Loved it, a place you can have coffee, tea, chocolate and booze as well as biccies. The inside is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
NicholeB720
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Alice Springs, Australia
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Quirky bar in Old Riga

This lovely quirky bar in Old Riga is a must-see on your trip. It used to be a pharmacy and the lab... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
Elizabeth C
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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week 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 4 weeks ago

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 8 December 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
Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

This place was awesome! Good selection of chocolates and cocktails. Was great to unwind in the cool atmosphere and decor! Definitely a hot spot if you want to get lit or enjoy a nice hot chocolate on a cold day.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BertiezBeez
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Wow, what a place! The first thing I noticed was that the waitresses were in old fashioned clothing which added to the atmosphere. They serve coffee and tea and also alcohol along with lovely chocolates and cookies. The ambience was lovely and highly recommended.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HullPhil
Reviewed 15 November 2018

It's a great mystical place just in the heart of the old Town. The atmosphere is charming: some rooms with brick walls, cosy arm-chairs, wooden counters, burning candles and pleasant background music... Nice ladies in ancient-like gowns serve the tables. You can try cocktails, deliciois...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Reginagorsky
Reviewed 6 November 2018

the bar is quaint and fascinating. Service is excellent and fun place to go for a late afternoon or late evening drink

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Wander_Lust1969
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Came across this place by accident and loved it. Great cosy atmosphere kind of gothic and medieval with great decor, soft seating, stone corridors, apothecary jars, candles and eerie objects. Plus the theme is chocolate and alcohol so what more could you want... I only...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Annette W
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