If you happen to be eager about exploring Riga in its whole beauty, Bulka might be the cafe you should put on your to-do list. Located relatively far from city centre, it gives you the opportunity to enjoy Āgenskalns and those parts of Riga that are often missed by the city’s guests.
The easiest way to describe Bulka most likely is as follows – it is Kuuka’s (the nice Old Town’s coffee shop) little sister. Although, the tag above the entrance door shows a different name, it’s the same cafe with the same delicious chicory coffee and the same homemade cakes. What distinguishes Bulka from its predecessor, however, is the much more striking smell of freshly baked pastries of any kind you can imagine. Apart from fueling up right there on spot, I’d suggest trying out one of their breads. Any you choose – buckwheat, olive , wholegrain or other of your choice – shall be a successful takeaway.
Bulka is definitely more secluded from the city’s main sightseeing points than other spots I’ve told you about, but I’m still sure it’s worth a visit. Put a little effort in exploring the city from a different side and you just might be positively surprised.