Kukotava – Cafe and Bakery
Supposedly there are three things that humans can watch for hours without getting bored: fire, flowing water and people working. You won’t find the first two (thankfully) at Kukotava, well, maybe in the bathroom and the oven respectively. But you can enjoy a coffee and cake in this cafe, while behind the counter in the open kitchen the bakers go about their work making some of the tastiest pastries in the city.
Kukotava is a popular lunch spot for the workers in the surrounding shops and offices and at times the line can extend out the door. Head there either side of the lunch rush and you’ll find the only bustle is happening in the kitchen. Soups, salads and pastas are also on the menu, alongside sweet and savoury pastries, cakes, meringues and cookies. Located on the happening Terbates iela, not far from Vermanes park, Kukotava is a good place for a coffee and snack or a light lunch.