Art Nouveau District
My initial plan for the day was to have breakfast at Rocket Bean Roastery before heading to the art nouveau district. When I got to Rocket Bean Roastery, it was closed. I had forgotten to check to see if it was open. So I google-searched the area for a cafe that is open at that hour, and Index café came up. Index café is a coffee chain that is ideally located in the art nouveau district.
The interior was somewhat dim with yellowish lighting but had a calm and quiet ambiance. The café offers a variety of seating – bay window seats, banquette seatings, and high-top tables with stools. Service was mediocre. The staff doesn’t seem to show any ownership of the establishment.
I ordered the French breakfast which consists of croissant, brie cheese, butter, orange marmalade, seasonal fruits (€ 5.50), and a cappuccino (€3). The cappuccino did not look nor tasted like a cappuccino, the milk foam was underdone. The French breakfast was a letdown. The croissant tasted like store-bought, and the baguette slices were hard (should not have put it through a sandwich press).
Other than being located in a beautiful part of the town, I am not impressed with this café.
Telephone: +371 67 806 409
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. – 19:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 19:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 18:00 p.m.
Address: Antonijas iela 12, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1010, Latvia