AUSTRA - Eating & Nightlife in Riga - LikeALocal Guide

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Why locals love it

Located in a nice wooden building in Riga centre, this place can be easily passed by unnoticed. But if you look inside the large window you can see the minimalist industrial interior design that together with traditional Latvian wood makes it warm and cosy. Austra was created by chef Rūta Rietuma and Ģirts Točelovskis.

Why you should visit it

Austra is a name from Latvian mythology, symbolising the tree of dawn. The cafe is located on 2 floors, upstairs there's an open-style kitchen. During daytime they have daily lunch offer - combine up to 3 courses by your choice. In the evening you can order from menu. It's not big, but full of seasonal local produce. At weekends they serve brunch.

Special tip

Try the selection of Latvian cheese from small cheese makers and Austra's home-baked bread. They have good choice of local craft beer by Malduguns.

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Their new location is at Kanepes Culture Centre on Skolas Street.
Local Guru
October 7, 2019
As from 13 July, Austra has closed on this location. I will update as soon as they announce their new location.
Local Guru
July 14, 2019
The food and drinks are amazing! Stuff is great. It's noisy from the road with the door opened in the warm season, but the food is worth it.
April 30, 2019
Business lunch offers
June 19, 2018
Amazing brunch
June 15, 2018

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