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Black Magic Bar

Kalku iela 10, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 222 877
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Beautiful eats

We visited Black magic during the European choir games. So it was incredibly busy. However the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
skin-town-gal
,
Ireland
via mobile
A little taste of magic

Sadly we only popped in here for a very quick drink as we were on our way to dinner. I would love... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bikerb17
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Kalku iela 10, Riga 1050, Latvia
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+371 67 222 877
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited Black magic during the European choir games. So it was incredibly busy. However the staff were very helpful and pleasant. Deserts are amazing. Black balsam coffee left me with a little after glow. I also bought a selection of the truffles. They were...More

Thank skin-town-gal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sadly we only popped in here for a very quick drink as we were on our way to dinner. I would love to have spent more time here and tried some of the beautiful looking chocolates! The interior was wonderfully medieval and dark and the...More

Thank bikerb17
Reviewed 1 week ago

we went here a couple of times during our riga visit, mostly to buy sweet chocolaty goods (the balzam truffles are amazing, esp. the ones with balzam and cherry). the place closes at 10.00 pm and we sometimes came rather late at night to feed...More

Thank Viktoria V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All time favorite! Our second time and we will come also third time. You can also buy Riga black magic balm here.

Thank mistermotya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great decor.....great atmosphere.............great staff...........great food (chocolate abounds so what's not to like?) BUT what is missing is a choice of beer - even a couple of bottled choclate beers to keep with the theme. Only that prevents a halo on top of the five stars.

Thank langholm
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

... sat in the Café for 20 minutes and the waiter passed several times without even looking at us. So we left. Still no one seemed to bother. Good luck for the owner, hospitality doesn't seem to be necessary.

1  Thank Steffen J
Reviewed 25 April 2017

If you're ever in Riga, you must visit Black Magic. A truly magical place with great coffee, wonderful cake, and of course the original home of Black Balsam. The service was excellent and very helpful. It was so good we had to go back again...More

Thank Tom P
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We visited Riga with a couple of friends and wanted to try Black Balsam, the national drink. Black Magic Bar was an amazing place to do this! Everything was perfect - the drink itself, the selection of cakes and chocolates, the coffee and the friendly,...More

Thank travellight19
Reviewed 15 April 2017

You can buy some magic tricks here too which involve chocolate. You can go downstairs through the bookcase for a rather wonderful chocoholic experience and also fab cakes and ale. Great atmosphere and lovely staff.

Thank tonto09
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Authentic rustic ex-pharmacy. Tasty desserts, good coffee, nice to see once. The flyer said there's some show to see, but we were very late, so we just had some desserts and drinks.

Thank Leon K
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