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“For a lunch joint - marvellous!”
Review of Will Kafejnica

Will Kafejnica
Ranked #504 of 1,050 Restaurants in Riga
Cuisines: Eastern European
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

With its totally understated, unpretentious exterior and (very clean) interior, this place does not scream "I am a super-duper highfalutin' designer hipster place". But food wise it does. In the very best sense of the word. Exactly what I expect from a lunch place like this: homemade, hearty, good value for your money type of place which has your Mom as a cook and a very pleasant young woman as front face. Portions are extremely generous and besides - the food is interesting. Not your boring, generic ex-Soviet type of plov, but a genuine, proper dish - with lamb and dried apricots in it. All in all, highly recommended.

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1  Thank ingeruuna
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

Small kafejnicas abound in Riga. Each has a similar meat-and-potatoes menu, but this particular place manages to make an art form out of those same hearty dishes. Anyone looking to try the classic local cuisine is highly recommended to give this little gem a go. For the same price you'd pay at any corner kafejnica you'll get world-class Eastern European eats. Highly recommended.

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1  Thank tsarchdeacon
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

very tasty. large portions.
they make their own super tasty bread! not many places do that.
so much healthier and appealing than anything you could get at 'Lido'

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Reviewed 17 January 2014

Located on a small side street off of Brivibas street between the Matīsa market and the New Gertrudes chruch, Will is one of the best culinary discoveries I've found in my 13 years in Riga. They make local food - the everyday food of Riga - but bring it to a much higher level. Care and attention to detail is evident all around, from the spotlessly clean interior to the wonderfully paired sauces for your main.

The food is all local, and by far the best Latvian and Russian dishes I've ever had, anywhere. It's not only the fantastic food that sets Will apart from the competition, but also the fact that it's consistently good. Riga eateries have a problem with consistency, Will gets it right every time.

Everything is homemade from the dumplings (the lamb ones are fantastic) to the vast range of savory and sweet baked goods. The cottage cheese cake is not to be missed.

The menu is only in Latvian, but the woman behind the counter speaks excellent English and will both translate it for you and tell you about the daily specials.

Be advised that the portions are large. All mains come with not only a starch, but a large portion of fresh veg too.

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2  Thank Janis_Lapsa
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Reviewed 19 September 2015
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Thank Olga S
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