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Taste, enjoy and learn about the southern part of Southern Kurzeme during the "Home Café Days" from July 16-18! 

The Rucava, Nīca and Grobiņa administrative districts are inviting you to come and visit

Do you know the aroma of the Grobiņa castle hill at sunrise, when Viking boats can be spotted through the fog? 

The scent involves lavender, the forest and the fresh water.  You'll hear the quiet whinnying of horses from the North.  From the South you will hear women from Bārta joining the sonorous voices of Nīca and Rucava.  Girls will be wearing acorn crowns, while women will wear colourful folk costumes.  On the coast, fishermen will be arriving with their morning catch, and a meal will be prepared on an open campfire.  What will be served?  Find out during "Home Café Days" from July 16-18, when 17 cafés in the region will be waiting for your visit.

Long forgotten childhood flavours, the mastery of women in kitchens, unusual combinations of flavours and traditional values - these are all part of the "Home Café" process.  It is like a large garden festival which allows you to learn about places in each administrative district that you knew nothing about before.  The loveliness and calm of the environment, and particularly the people who are prepared to open up their farms to be together with others.  The hospitality of people in southern Kurzeme can be a bit tough, but it is always sincere.  After your visit, your tummy will be full, but you will also have learned about and enjoyed new things or tried your hand at some new practice.

All events can be found under "Home Cafés" or on the "Map" (in Latvian). 
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► What are "Home Café Days"?
The yards of farms and other places that are not linked to dining and accommodations on a daily basis will turn into cafés for a day or two.  Guests will be able to taste local foods to learn new flavours, as well as to enjoy an interesting cultural programme.  Each farm has families and/or friends who will prepare a special offer -- flatbreads, cakes, casseroles etc. to be served with tea or coffee.  Each farm will present the name of its café, and the products will be served with characteristic cultural characteristic and stories.  There will also be various cultural activities such as handicrafts, games, playing of musical instruments, etc.
► "Home Café Days" all over Latvia this year, from July until October >>>

Please note: 

  • When planning your route, you must get in touch with the desired destinations in advance. Contact information can be found in the sections "Home Cafés" and "Map".
  • Make sure that you know the date and time when participants will be providing services.  Usually that will be between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM, but some venues may have different opening times.
  • Make sure that you keep national epidemiological rules in mind to protect yourself, the people you are visiting, and other visitors, as well. For timely information about the epidemiological situation, please visit (the Latvian Sickness Prevention and Control Centre), or
  • The epidemiological situation may mean that there will be changes in the offers. Visit "Home Cafés" or "Map", to click on specific offers and see whether that is so.
  • At some of the "Home Cafés," payment will only be accepted in cash.

We hope all guests will experience truly exciting adventures of taste! 

"Home Café Days" in Latvia are organised by:


This project is part-financed by the European Union and European Regional Development Fund Central Baltic Programme
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