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Wish This Place Had A Web Store

The place has atmosphere - sort of half medieval and half classy bar. Black Balsam itself is... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
joel672018
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Not Your Ordinary Chocolate Shop!

Finally found a shop with cream for my coffee instead of milk! So nice for a change. Tried a few... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2018
Nottravelmuch
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Canada
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

The place has atmosphere - sort of half medieval and half classy bar. Black Balsam itself is pretty vile, but I did use it successfully to treat a cold (on the advice of my guide). And the chocolates were excellent - I wish this place...More

Thank joel672018
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Finally found a shop with cream for my coffee instead of milk! So nice for a change. Tried a few truffles - Amazing! Atmosphere/theme was unique. Reminiscent of Harry Potter. Worthwhile to visit.

Thank Nottravelmuch
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Another friendly and lively bar in the old town. Central to the sights and interestingly presented. Prices are normal for a beer at 4/5 euro up.

Thank Digestivebiscuit
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Must see place with ancient and unique design, delicious chocolate and drinks, magic atmosphere. Take your time to check out all the rooms.

Thank Musa M
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

We planned to visit Black Magic after reading ‘things to do in Riga’ and we were not disappointed. The place is really unique. We ordered an English breakfast tea, a Latte, 2 small chocolates ( for the signs of the zodiac) and a black currant...More

Thank gailanita
Reviewed 25 March 2018

If you are looking for something a little different and a step back in time experience then this is well worth a visit. We had the hot chocolate and a chocolate cake, both were excellent and tasted even better in the antique surroundings and period...More

Thank Spencer H
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

I stopped by after reading some great reviews of the Black Magic Bar on TripAdvisor. The bar is almost a misnomer, as I would consider it a unique high-end coffee shop/dessert stop that serves liquors. There were numerous families present, and all were enjoying themselves....More

Thank Eurotraveler110
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Place has been decorated well with faded frescos on the walls and waitresses in period dress. Coffee is lovely- beware of the black balsam(but very palatable with cream). Basement area looks good but when we went there no-one was down there. Also closes at 10pm...More

Thank 1gruesome
Reviewed 13 February 2018

We went and sat downstairs and had some cocktails and deserts. The theme was very good and played along to being haunted. Staff were lovely and as were the drinks and food. Would recommend to anyone visiting Riga. Would be nice to explore putting some...More

Thank Shaunagh B
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Take 5 to 25 ml of Riga balsam, coffee, dessert and that's all that's boring for your girlfriend to be supportive of you!

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