I am sure many of Riga’s locals will agree – Lauvas Nams is legendary. Most people my age don’t even remember Lauvas Nams not being where it stands today and there is no need to. For more than 20 years it has remained a favourite place for “home-like” indulgence for many locals.
The interior is notably screaming 90s. Neon lights on the ceiling, glass tables on metallic legs and slightly discoloured chairs is something I remember since the day I first entered Lauvas Nams. Apart from the rather creative interior, what fascinates me about this cafeteria is the diversity of people who come and go through Lauvas Nams’ doors. Old ladies in the morning, well-dressed businessmen in the afternoon, hungry policemen in the evening and dizzy youngsters during the night time – it’s a never-ending parade created by locals themselves.
The best part – Lauvas Nams is always open. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (with a slight exception of January 1st, but I’m sure we can all live with that). Whenever you feel like fueling up with some mashed potatoes or pork chop, Lauvas Nams will be there, ready to serve an outstandingly fulfilling meal.