Cafe Vecrīga (or Old Riga in English) is very popular among locals. Both young and old know about the delicious cakes and pastries that are made here. The history of this spot dates back to late-20th century, and it has preserved the most valuable traditions and recipes that made it so popular in its early days. While the cafe nowadays follows modern trends, I feel that there are some things that will never change.
One of these things is cake Vecrīga, which everyone in Riga seems to know. It’s a delicious cake with a sweet cottage cheese filling, and I would say that it is a must to try one of these when visiting this spot. Another must-taste is the legendary Krēmšnite, which is a pastry with a tasty cream filling. Apart from these two, there are lots of other pastries and cakes to choose, and all of them are just as good. Believe me, it won’t be easy to make a decision!
The interior is rather simple but it doesn’t need anything fancy because the cakes speak for themselves. I like this place because I can always be sure about the quality of the pastries that are very reasonably priced. Those visitors who enjoy baking cakes themselves will enjoy the possibility to buy puff pastry or shortcrust pastry dough and make delicious cakes at home.
And don’t forget about the lucky hour from 19:00 to 20:00 when all the buns are 30% off!