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Home Café Days on the Liv Coastline and the Dundaga Parish, September 11-12

The Livs are one of the Finno-Ugric nations of the Baltic Sea region, and they once inhabited much of what is Latvia today.  The Liv coastline (Līvõd rānda in Livonian) has 14 villages (Oviši, Lūžņa, Miķeļtornis, Lielirbe, Jaunciems, Sīkrags, Mazirbe, Košrags, Pitrags, Saunags, Vaide, Kolka, Melnsils and Ģipka).  The shores of the Great Sea and Small Sea were the starting point for the Livs and their roots.  This is a place with special material and spiritual culture, the Livonian dialect, as well as great figures in the worlds of literature and art.  The Liv flag is green-white-blue, demonstrating the spitefulness and endurance that is created by the winds of the sea.  Liv things are amidst us.  Here, between two seas, we find the Slītere National Park with its natural treasures, the Medieval Dundaga castle, the Liv coastline villages with their typical buildings and the aroma of smoked fish, as well as Cape Kolka, which is the most distinct cape along the Latvian coast.  Among all of these treasures are special people who honour history, shape their future, and are delighted to demonstrate the unique aspects of the coastline and the special foods that they prepare to each and every visitor.

Home café days at the Liv Shore - Mazirbe, Pitrags, Kolka, Melnsils, Ģipka and the Dundaga Parish, with 14 home cafés awaiting guests.

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

"Home Café Days " on the Liv Coastline - ►BROCHURE (4.2 MB)

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  Mājas kafejnīcu dienas Lībiešu krastā

 Lauku celotajs   Atklāj Latviju no jauna

► 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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