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Black Magic Bar

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Address: Kalku iela 10, Riga 1050, Latvia
Phone Number:
+371 67 222 877

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Slightly more expensive, but hot chocolate to die for

We stopped here for a warming hot chocolate and it was the simply the best hot chocolate we have ever had. You are served with a glass of warm milk …with a spoon in a solid... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Crawley, United Kingdom
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for a warming hot chocolate and it was the simply the best hot chocolate we have ever had. You are served with a glass of warm milk …with a spoon in a solid chocolate cup. As the chocolate melts the drink becomes definitely an out of this world seriously chocolaty experience.

Thank AndrewCTFC
Paris, France
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165 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Too bad the personnel is so unwelcoming. This is actually a very nice and cosy bar where you can sit down in a very unusual environment. You are brought back into a distant past and there are many details of this old pharmacy turned café that will intreague you. But here is where the good things stop. Staff is unwelcoming,... More 

Thank Catello L
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367 reviews
173 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We sought this place out on a recent visit to Riga. It looks as stunning in person as it is in the photos. It feels like a Harry Potter-esque / alchemy cafe, complete with false doors. It really is incredibly put together! Shame the manager lady was so rude. Really uncalled for. Other reviewers have noticed this as well. She... More 

Thank DaveSwin
Luleå, Sverige
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79 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely bar in the Old Town where they serve Black Balzam. Sit down, relax, have some coffee and Black Balzam and enjoy! Nice atmosphere, very good coffee and pastries. This place takes you back at least 100 years.

Thank Kinalina
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

A 'must visit' in Riga, if you like chocolate - they create some of the most delicious chocolates I've tasted. Worth stopping by to drink some of the famous Latvian balsam, which is very nice when taken in one of Black Magic's wonderful cocktails.

Thank Penny R
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55 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We popped in here for a quick drink and a few chocolates - fantastic! The historical feel of the place is brilliant, the chocolates are well worth 1 euro each that they cost and the black balsam cocktails delicious! Wish there was one near me!

Thank YomYomYom
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51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We visited the Black Magic Bar since it was recommended in TripAdvisor by quite many travellers and I have to say that I loved the experience! The interior, the products and even the way the staff is dressed just makes the whole thing better and better. We had coffee, chocolates and some desserts from the list and everything was really... More 

Thank ssnnthm
Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Lovely bar, with a lots of character:) Really enjoyed balsam tasting and cup of coffee....in a cold winter day, what could be better????

Thank satysfakcija
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Old pharmacy with antique design. Secret doors to alchemist's laboratory... delicate chocolate and strong Latvian balsam..all these make this place one of the most unique I have ever been to

Thank Miroslaw L
Vars, France
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62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We visited 'Black Magic' and purchased 2 chocolates each (7euros for 4 chocolates) Fantastic chocolates, beautiful, quirky shop but staff were unpleasant. We asked if we could take a photo of the interior and we were told 'no photos of staff, chocolates, customers' !!!!?

Thank MH280862

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