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"I once had a little estate…" in Cesvaine and Lubāna

..and we were just delighted about it.

This summer, come and visit two small and beautiful towns in Vidzeme -- Cesvaine and Lubāna.  Both towns are on the banks of the Kuja and Aiviekste rivers.  They say hi to the towers of the Cesvaine castle and the Lubāna church and speak to one another through the Wolf and Wulf dynasties.  Their granaries are now full of new flavours and aromas. 

Cows in the pasture provide delicious milk which is turned into cheese and sweet cream.  Ever since the baronial era, people have served wonderful cheese and cake dishes.  Over the course of the years, these have been polished by skilful masters and ladies of the house who have been best honoured. 

On August 14-15, "Home Café Days" hosts will prepare their yards with tasty and locally typical foods.  Cesvaine will offer lots of different cheeses, while cake bakers in Lubāna will whip cream and bake cakes that sometimes are proud at Aiviekste festival competitions. 

Cesvaine cheese and Lubāna festival cakes!

All events can be found under "Home Cafés" or on the "Map" (in Latvian). 

Follow along with the news and be the first one to learn about new events!

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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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