Catering

Saloons, cafes and other places in small towns and the countryside which offer tasty dishes made of local products and on the basis of traditional Latvian recipes – ones which differ from region to region.

  • Special programmes are offered to visitors, with meals, stories about holiday and everyday traditions, and songs. Sometimes visitors are involved in preparing the food.
  • Menus use local names for dishes along with explanations and a discussion of the local dialect.
  • Providers of Latvian foods also use ethnographic styles for interior design, as well as dishes, furniture, textiles, etc., from local craftspeople.
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Latvia

The “Priedes krogs” saloon

The saloon is the Latvian Open-Air Ethnographic Museum. It is an historical saloon that was transported to the museum from Vecumnieki, preserving the smokestack, bread oven, etc. Dining can be accompanied with demonstration of crafts and performances by local musical groups. Latvian weddings are organised here, as well.

Latvian cuisine: Sprat sandwiches, lampreys, stuffed pike, a dish of three types of onions, bull testicles in a creamy sauce, grilled piglet, homemade country bread, soup cooked on a campfire, pancakes.

Special foods: Priede saloon roast in loganberry marinade.

For parties   Distance from countries capital city14   Season1-12   This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers
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Latvia

The “Buda” café

The cafe in Engure which specializes in different seafood dishes – no fewer than seven types of fish dishes – filets, salads, canapés, fish cakes, marinades, pierogi, etc.

Latvian cuisine: Cold soup, marinated lamprey, baked plaice, baked cod, sautéed pork, crepes, potato pancakes.

Special foods: Būda solyanka.

Distance from countries capital city70   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance
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Latvia

Kafejnica "Uguntina"

The cafe is situated in the centre of Jekabpils city, not far from the river Daugava. They offer rooms for banquets and celebrations,as well as celebration organization services.

Working hours Mon-Thu: 10.00-22.30; Fri-Sat: 10.00-03.30; Sun 11.00 – 22.30

Distance from countries capital city136   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance
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Latvia

The “Skriveru majas saldumu” café

The family enterprise (formed in 2006) makes home-made ice-cream from fruit and berries. They make both classical – such as plombieres, cream, joghurt ice-creams and sorbets and nowadays cuisine’s „miracle”- sprat, blue cheese, horse-radish and potato ice-cream with tomato sauce. Till now 80 different ice-cream recipes have been tried. If you book a visit beforehand, you can have an excursion and learn everything about the process of making ice-cream from the chefs themselves. In the cafe it is possible to try different ice-cream dishes – each one with a different ice-cream sauce. The cafe also welcomes pets!

Special foods: Horseradish ice cream with herring.

For children and teenagers   Distance from countries capital city81   Season1-12   This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers
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Latvia

The “Jumis” café

The "Jumis" café is on the side of the Rīga-Liepāja highway (A9). The interior is finished in wood.

Latvian cuisine: Cottage cheese with herring and soured cream, farmer’s breakfast, mushroom soup, pork cooked in onions, sautéed liver, homemade steak haché, grilled pork ribs, potato pancakes, stuffed pancakes.

Special foods: The “Jumis” pot of ham.

Distance from countries capital city147   Season1-12   This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Accommodation available
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Latvia

Kafejnica "Urgas dzirnavas"

Atrodas Valmieras – Ainažu autoceļa (P 16) malā starp Matīšiem un Aloju. Iekārtota vecajā un atjaunotajā dzirnavu ēkā. Nedēļas nogalēs piedāvā izklaides pasākumus, klāj galdus un īrē telpas svinībām.
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Distance from countries capital city128   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers Accommodation available This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts tourist groups
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Latvia

The “Piano” restaurant

The restaurant is in the Promenade Hotel, which was established at historical port docks in Liepāja. It works with local farmers and fishermen and offers live music on weekends.

Latvian cuisine: Mutton soup, baked plaice or catfish filet, cod prepared according to traditional fishermen’s recipes, crepes.

Special foods: Freshly caught fish with grilled vegetables.

Distance from countries capital city220   Season1-12   This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers Accommodation available Accepts tourist groups
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Lithuania

Berneliu uzeiga in town

Piedāvā ļoti gardus Lietuviešu tradicionālos ēdienus. Var pieņemt līdz 300 personām. Ir āra terase un dzīvā mūzika. Pieņem bankas kartes, pieejama autostāvvieta.

Distance from countries capital city104   Season1-12  
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Latvia

The restaurant of the Skrunda Estate

The restaurant is on the side of the Rīga-Liepāja highway (A9). It uses ingredients from local farms.

Latvian cuisine: Salad with cod liver, cold beet soup with pig tongue, roast catfish filet, oven-roasted Latvian stream trout, oven-roasted pork filet, grilled venison.

Special foods: The estate produces a series of ice creams.

Distance from countries capital city140   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers Accommodation available