My beloved friend, inspiration and book lover Giedrė from Blanc Affair, who I met during my study years, now lives in Riga, Latvia. I feel a small white jealous for her as Riga appeared to be a very cozy city with plenty of nice coffee houses. Many of them are full of bohemian atmosphere and have that creative spirit. Almost image yourself being J.K. Rowling and write Harry Potter there.
I will share 3 coffee, brunch and desserts places, which made the biggest impression for me. Each of them creates a different atmosphere but is equally inspiring.
“It’s the perfect place to go for a sweets”, – says my friend Giedrė. Being there I felt a pity as during trip to Riga I already ate some sweet pastry and already had satisfied my sweet tooth. Although, everything looked so delicious! I took the bake with eggplant and cheese, but promised for myself to come back and taste something sweet other time.
ROCKET BEAN COFFEE
We came here on Sunday. And it’s literally the best time to visit this coffee place. …when you had reserved a table in advance. On Sundays they have brunch. But it’s not the simple one rather very fancy one. Or more to say it’s full of unseen dishes. And not to forget, their coffee and croissants looks like from shutterstock pictures. I do believe it tastes even better than they look.
No, it’s not the same coffee place even though it sounds similar with the first one. Here I found unbelievably good coffee from the perfectly delicious coffee beans, in perfect cup with perfect velvet microfoam. And if starts to feel that there is too much of word perfect, I’m sorry, but for the very last time: “Kuuka cafe” is a perfect place for writing or for a long inspiring conversations.
The aura here is indescribable, or maybe the good coffee do its work. I don’t know, but it’s very cozy to be here. Giedrė revealed to me that she had spent here uncountable amouth of hours. And I believe I would do the same, if I live here.
Besides this three treasures, there are plenty of “coffee-books shops” or “coffee-souvenirs shops”. Just give me some time to try them all! – sounds in my head.
This time I just took a glimpse and noticed that Riga definately needs some longer time to try all of them!