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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The “Cope” café

The watermill was restored in the 1920s and renewed operations in 1992. It offers a look at historical mechanisms and the milling process, while the café offers pancakes made of the flour that is ground at the mill.

Latvian cuisine: Herring with cottage cheese and boiled potatoes, pancakes with mushrooms, cheese, vegetables, meat, honey, cream, cottage cheese, ice cream and caramel.

Distance from countries capital city73   Season1-12   Accommodation available This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers
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The “Dzirnas” café

The café is in the former administrative building of a collective farm in the centre of Gaigalava.  It cooks dishes with ingredients from its own farm and others.
Latvian cuisine: Bean soup with pearl barley, sauerkraut soup, pea soup, beet leaf soup, sorrel soup, fish soup made with tench or carp, ribs, roasts, false rabbit, oven-baked carp, dried fish, cottage cheese crème with berry sauce, baked apples with vanilla sauce, woven roulettes, dried fruit, quince candies.
Special foods: Bean pancakes.

Distance from countries capital city247   Season1-12   This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers
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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   Optional meals Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance
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The “Kannas” restaurant

The restaurant is in the restored mansion of the Anna Estate. It works with local farmers and offers dishes made from Latvian ingredients.

Latvian cuisine: Stock with chanterelles, rabbit dishes.

Special foods: Blackberry-balsamic soup with cottage cheese ice cream.

Seminars   For parties   Distance from countries capital city90   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts tourist groups Accommodation available
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The “Piedruja” hotel

The hotel is on the banks of the Daugava River, which is the boundary river between Latvia and Belarus.  It offers Lettigalian foods, as well as parties in the Lettigalian, Belarusian and Polish style.
Latvian cuisine: Freshwater fish dishes, roast catfish.
Special foods: Stuffed and oven-baked pike.

Distance from countries capital city289   Season1-12   Pre-order required Accommodation available Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers
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The “Senda” café

The café is in the centre of Balvi on the side of Brīvības Street (in the direction of Viļaka). It offers homemade dishes and is a popular dining venue.

Distance from countries capital city219   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts tourist groups
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Skroderkrogs

This one-story wooden building is in the centre of Ventspils and alongside the local planetarium. The interior is designed in an ancient style, making use of household and crafts objects from the past.

Latvian cuisine: Mutton soup, roast bull testicles, grilled pork, pork ribs, oven-baked leg of pork, hog loin, rye bread cake, cottage cheese crème.

Distance from countries capital city188   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts tourist groups
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The “Magdalena” café

The "Magdalena" café is in the centre of Saldus.

Latvian cuisine: Sauerkraut, dumpling, beet, sorrel and cold kefir soup, potato pancakes, crepes, sautéed pork ribs, homemade steak haché, farmers’ treats, oatmeal cream, stacked oatmeal or rye bread.

Distance from countries capital city120   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance
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SS Bakery

The bakery offers baked goods made of natural ingredients.  It also offers salads, pizzas, cakes, ice cream and other treats.

This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance
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The “Celotajs” saloon

Located in the Mežotne Castle, the saloon offers fine and tasty dishes and beverages. Tours of the ornate castle are available, and the location has one of the loveliest English-style landscape parks in Latvia.

Latvian cuisine: Potato pancakes, rolled marinated herring, trout with potatoes in their jackets, blood sausage with lingonberry sauce, grey peas with bacon, stacked rye bread with cranberry jam and whipped cream.

Special foods: “Bauska Thaler” – pork in the form of a thaler with a sauce made with Bauska beer.

Distance from countries capital city76   Season1-12   This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers Accommodation available Accepts tourist groups