As a continuation of my Summer in Lisbon, comes today’s post. In July I stayed in Lisbon so I have a chance to get to know the city pretty well.
Undoubtedly, a big part of travelling is tasting diverse cuisines!
Portuguese food is one of my favorite. It is based on high quality produce, local ingredients fruits, vegetables, seafood, meet, cheese. Everything is here!
And… oh lord the coffee… I have never been a coffee person but it is hard not be a one when you travel here. I can definitely say that coffee here is better than Italian! (Sorry my Italian friends 😉 )
Below I list you some great places for quick bite / food /drink ! Hopefully, you will have an opportunity to check them when you travel to Lisbon!
Located close to my neighborhood I stay. It is a very nice coffee place, yogurteria and bakery. The bread is baked just there. You can try many kinds of fresh bread and buns, accompanied with tasty salads. This is a very nice place for quick lunch during the week or brunch and meet friends there during the weekend.
On top of this, the place runs on their freshly made yogurts. Fresh yogurt with seasonal fruits there is definitely a must!
And coffee… oh la la. Very good, very tasty. Any kind espresso, caffe latte, cappucino, they have them all!
Where: Avenida da, R. Artilharia 1 87, 1250-096 Lisboa
2) Le petite prince
I found this place accidentally and it was fantastic! Real Le Petite Prince in Portugal! Great interior, comfy seats, yummy lemonade. You will be welcomed by very friendly owner who has book Le Petite Prince almost in every language and listens to Polish music over there!
That is him who told be about his Polish friend who is a chef of Miramar in the South of Costa de Caparica.
Where: R. Cecílio de Sousa 1a, 1200-098 Lisboa
3) Cafe Tehran
Real Persian experience in Lisbon! Beautifully located restaurant, close to the quiet garden in Baixa Chiado. The service and menu is superb. I have eaten great soup with meat balls and finished with lovely cake. Amazing place for lunch/dinner with outdoor seating as well as some work as they have quiet corners inside.
Where: Praça das Flores 40, 1200-192 Lisboa
Surfing, coffee, concept store and tasty bites in one? Boutik has it all! Really cool place with young vibes inside, great interior and design inspired by Ocean and surfing! If you want to seat or real hammock and drink something while your buddies are shopping, that is the place, where you should go to!
Where: R. de São Bento 106D, 1200-820 Lisboa
5) Sea Me
This is an exceptional place! I went there with friend of mine to celebrate one of my little success (I will share it with you in few weeks 😎 ). It was definitely one of the most unforgettable dinners. Once you walk in and get seated apart from tasty manu you an choose your dinner directly – from the LADA and talk to the waiter about way to prepare your seafood. Raw (with sushi / sashimi ) , grilled or cooked ? In whatever combination you dream of, you can get your food prepared the way you will never forget.
Where: Rua do Loreto 21, 1200-086 Lisboa
6) O Cantinho do Alfredo
Typical local restaurant where you can feel like at home. Very simple typical Portuguese cuisine with incredibly low prices and great value of food! Either you eat fish or meat, you will find something for you. Lunch + wine + coffee for 7 euro. That is what you get there 🙂
Where: R. Gen. Taborda 44, 1070-271 Lisboa
7) Nivà Cremeria Lisboa
What Summer time would it be without scoop of gelato (ice-cream)?! I discovered this gelateria very first evening when I arrived to Lisbon now and I must say that their custom made ice creams are incredible! Smooth, delicious and full of flavor! My pistachio and coffee ice cream that night definitely made my day!
Where: R. da Escola Politécnica 41, 1250-099 Lisboa
Portuguese people love being outside! Hence that the idea of Quiosque(‘s) come along! Basically this is a concept of little bars/cafeterias located very close to cute parks/squares where you can enjoy coffee/happy hour drink/light bite. Being outdoors and accompanied with live music as well. Could it be any better?
I might write more and more about such a places, as Lisboa has very wide offer of gastronomy, bars and restaurants. I hope the examples above will mark you up an idea of some places where to go and encourage to look for similar places on your own as well 🙂
Have a great day! Ciao!