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“Nice Stop in the Park”
Review of Apsara Tea House

Apsara Tea House
Ranked #1 of 50 Coffee & Tea in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Dining options: Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Richmond, Virginia
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128 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Nice Stop in the Park”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

The layout of this tea house is what makes it worth a visit. It is nice to sit upstairs on the cushions and floor, especially after a long day of sightseeing, and just look out. The downstairs is open air with tables if you prefer chairs. I was lucky to find this place on a day that was low key and not so busy after seeing other reviews. The tea house has an interesting blend of Japanese and Bohemian not to mention a decent selection of teas. My only complaint is that you must order at the counter. I think table service would really add to the experience.

  • Visited July 2014
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
The Ardennes, Belgium
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Relaxing place to enjoy a cup of tea”
Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

I really liked the tea house. You can sit on cushions upstairs (no tables or chairs there) and look at the busy street or the quiet park. They have an enormous choice of tea (3 euros for a small pot) and they also sell nice home-made cookies (36 cents). It seems popular with the locals as well. The staff are friendly.

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Thank MarlienBelgium
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

We wanted to enjoy the beautiful surroundings whilst sipping a cup of tea - instead mayhem ensued. Very little staff to serve and clear away. Many patrons waiting to be served and trying to figure out if it is self service or not. I can see it must be a lovely place when they are not busy, but they are clearly understaffed and not geared to deal with the influx of summer tourists. We ended up waiting forever in a queue just to be informed it would be another 25 minutes to make a pot of tea.We settled for bottled water. Disappointing!

  • Visited July 2014
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3 Thank Lee P
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Treviso, Italy
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503 reviews
412 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 983 helpful votes
“It's not a restaurant”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

…but a self-service (???) tea house facing Pilsetas kanals. It has been disgusting to see empty tea cups, teapots, and mostly leftovers on the tables, and no waitresses tiding out. After a 20 min wait (nobody cared about me), I ran away. What a mess!!!

  • Visited June 2014
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6 Thank maurizio43
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great!”
Reviewed 4 July 2014

A lovely place to stop for a cup of tea and a rest in central Riga. A great range of different teas which staff can help make recommendations for. The upstairs seating area is lovely and very relaxing especially if you get a canal side view.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank HannahK1987
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