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Because in food I trust. In all forms and shapes. 

French chic in Liepāja. Café Antikvariats​​​​​​​

French chic in Liepāja. Café Antikvariats​​​​​​​

There is no way I will miss having dinner in Café Antikvariats while in Liepāja. Actually, I would drive three hours just to have dinner there (so I do not plan my trips to Liepaja on Sunday and Monday as they are closed those days). 

French chic in Liepāja. Café Antikvariats

There is no way I will miss having dinner in Café Antikvariats while in Liepāja. Actually, I would drive three hours just to have dinner there (so I do not plan my trips to Liepaja on Sunday and Monday as they are closed those days).

With its antiques, plates, and accessories brought back from trips to Italy and France and with their rustic/chic interior and charming atmosphere, stepping into this place is like stepping into the best and cozy restaurant somewhere in France or Italy where the main roles are played by three things - food, food and attention from owners Ieva and Mikus Fomini.

So yes, this small place, with just few tables inside (more outside when the weather allows), a great wine selection, the freshest oysters (some say that the best and freshest in Latvia due to the fact that owner just loves them), steak cooked to perfection, and fantastic caramelized goat’s milk cheese salad (that layer of caramel just kills me every time I have it) is a must when in Liepāja. Visiting Liepāja without having an aperitif, followed by glass of white or red wine (or maybe a bottle or two) paired with some freshly made food would be like not visiting Liepāja at all, and I am not the only one that says so.

Be ready – it always starts with “just some salad and a glass of wine” but ends with “maybe one more caramel éclair, please” and “yes, a glass of digestive and espresso, too”. That just happens there. Always. And it is all because the owners like to treat their guests well – with the freshest produce and the greatest care. Always.

Tirgonu street 22. Liepāja
https://www.facebook.com/CafeAntikvariats

Text and pictures: Signe Meirane
Photos taken with Sony alpha 7s

 

 

 

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