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Black Magic Bar

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

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Old Fashioned

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Kinalina
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Luleå, Sverige
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Luleå, Sverige
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Kinalina
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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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.

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Thank Penny R
Guildford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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!

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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 

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Vancouver, Canada
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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????

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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

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Vars, France
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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' !!!!?

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The place and the staff are awesome. The chocolate is great as well! If you are luck to meet the old Danish man, you will even hear about the history of the place! Extremely recommended :)

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Thank Diego L
Charleston, South Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

They draw you in with the cute exterior/interior but fail to deliver with good chocolate. I had the black magic hot chocolate which was warm milk and a stick of chocolate to mix in. Nothing great. Then the meringue dessert which was pretty unspectacular. It was a nice place to relax but I wouldn't recommend getting more than a drink.

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