It is practically a shame to stay inside during the summer when the sun beams down on Riga's streets and buildings. Take a look at the magnificent selection of Riga restaurants and cafes if you want to discover the most stunning outdoor terraces in the city where you can sip a refreshing beverage and satisfy your hunger.
An area for those who need a great choices and short distances. In the very heart of the capital during the summer season there are countless terraces, where each of them will be suitable for different moods - for a cocktail party with DJ rhythms in the background, go to the B-Bar, but for classics with a modernist spirit visit Kaļku Vārti. A lovely courtyard terrace where you can enjoy many different types of cider, can be found in the Siderija, but after cakes, coffee, and refreshments head to the mysterious Parunasim. Kafe'teeku. These and many other terraces can be found in the Old Town.
Barents terrace kills two birds with one stone – while the restaurant spoils the taste buds, the location – the heart of the Old Town – gives a feast for the eyes. Barents serves the most excellent cold-water seafood and other regional morsels accompanied by a refined wine list curated by the top sommeliers in the Baltics.
Royal terrace overlooking one of the most beautiful parks in Riga - Vērmane Garden. The à la carte restaurant Whitehouse is known as a place where special attention is paid to detail, making your visit unforgettable. If there is a little lack of aristocratical feeling in your life, then this will be the right place to find it.
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Because the restaurant is in a park, it is already on the list of the most gorgeous terraces. Postcard-worthy view of the opera and the Freedom Monument. The delicious menu combines contemporary Latvian dishes with foreign cuisine. There is a large assortment of both local and Italian wines.
Fazenda at Āgenskalns
In the summer, the Āgenskalns Fazenda terrace provides a place to shelter from the city heat under the shadow of trees. It's tucked away in the restaurant's patio and has already become a popular spot for people to unwind with a glass of wine after a long day at work or to celebrate a special occasion with friends.
Hidden Gem Restaurant in Riga Old Town! Discover fine dining cuisine with French accents at LeDome Restaurant, located in Riga Old Town. A true gastronomic journey awaits you. All dishes receive the same care and attention to create the finest culinary experience. Restaurant Chef Ronald Striguns’ philosophy is to retain the natural flavor of the best local ingredients available.
If you are fascinated by the charm of the courtyard, you will be pleasantly surprised by the Cydonia Gastropub terrace in Berga Bazaar. A few steps from the bustle of the city center you will find a cozy atmosphere with a wide selection of food and drinks.
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Probably one of the most charming terraces in the city. Have you met Miss Jones? is in the Quiet Center, on the peaceful Antonijas Street. Here you will find a variety of healthy breakfast and lunch options - summer rolls, bagels, sourdough bread toast, etc. There is also a good selection of take-away products.
Cozy cafe located in the beautiful arcade of Berga Bazaar. Thanks to the café’s large terrace and charming surroundings, this is an old local favorite. The cafe's menu is extensive - breakfast dishes, various snacks, Mexican dishes, burgers, pastas, etc. You can also come here with your dog, where he will be taken care of perfectly - a bowl of water will be brought, as well as a menu for your pet is even available here.
The location in the former port area gathers those looking for a special atmosphere for a drink, a good meal or a light snack in the summer. The Andrejosta quarter is a hotspot for house music fans, and restaurants frequently host live DJ sets in the evenings. In Koya, Aqua Luna, AOK Pica, and Naples, you'll find fantastic summer terraces to enjoy
While the streets are literally brimming with outdoor seating, the city is short on rooftop spots. Perched on the top floor of Galleria Riga shopping centre that sits in the middle of the downtown, Herbārijs boasts a fantastic view that can be enjoyed with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.
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This sunny location is one of the hottest meeting places in the summer. As the name suggests, Zefīrs (Marshmallow) is in the former marshmallow factory. The industrial environment provides an atmosphere suitable for enjoying a Neapolitan pizza, sandwich, gin cocktail or craft beer from their extensive menu.
Kanepes kulturas centrs
Kanepe Culture Centre or known as KKC, brings together local creative minds. Choose from a variety of local beers, ciders or other beverages and head to their large courtyard, into the crowd. You will find a similar atmosphere in the Laska bar and Tallinas street quarter, where there are not only several bars, but also a food hangar with a large selection of different cuisines.