Mīkla, simply translated to dough in Latvian, is a fancy-appearing cafe and bakery located on Dzirnavu street, at the epicenter of Riga exploration and city life. The layered brick walls, shelves, and ceiling are painted white, giving the interior a contemporary, modern feel. One which invokes a sense of business, of work ethic, and a desire to get things done. And that is just what you’ll find the customers of this cafe doing, enjoying their drinks while eye-deep into their work. The sense of the cafe is that of politeness and formality without a negative aura in sight.
The food, while being high-class, also demands a high-class price, and while not typically more expensive than other locations, it truly feels like you are paying both for the environment and food. One thing that can’t be disputed is the quality of their baked goods, made in-house and steaming fresh. You can really tell they used the best dough possible.
So, if you are in need of a location to sit down with a business partner or enjoy a pleasant chat with a friend, make sure to stop by Mīkla. The building’s exterior oozes with eccentricity, and you’ll have a hard time missing it!