Lisbon is a foodie’s paradise. The number of restaurants and cafes in this city is so huge that I feel like I’ve only scratched the surface. I’ve listed the ones we tried below as well as a few others that we didn’t get to go to, but I think might be worth a trip.
Pastéis De Belém | Breakfast
The most delicious Pastel de Nata you’ll ever taste. Besides being able to sit inside, you can also watch Pastel de Nata being made through the kitchen window. There’s a bathroom onsite and a takeout counter if you decide to grab something. Accepts credit cards.
Address: R. de Belem B4 92, 1300-085
Lisbon Tu & Eu | Dinner
This is one of our favorite restaurants in Lisbon. We ate there three times and tried almost everything on their menu. The food is tapas-style and served on small plates. We recommend the garlic shrimp, pic pau chicken or pork with rice. Cash is preferred.
Address: Largo do Carmo, 11 1200-092
Nicolau Lisboa | Breakfast
This is one of the most popular breakfast spots in the area, so reservations are required to ensure seating or come early in the morning right when they open. Both indoor and outdoor seating is available. We ordered the Nicolau Toast, Granola with yogurt, matcha latte, and regular latte. All were good and I liked how the staff were patient with everyone. Credit cards are accepted.
Address: R. de São Nicolau 17, 1100-547
Café A Brasileira | Lunch
This historical café, located in the center of Lisbon, was the perfect place to grab a light lunch. This cafe was a favorite of the famous poet Fernando Pessoa. The interior is beautifully decorated with intricate details, checkered flooring, and wooden bar counters. Inside seating is limited to about 3-5 tables, so expect a wait. You can also sit outside which is easier to get than inside. We ordered a ham croissant, a Pasteis de Nata and a small coffee. Lunch was simple and not too bad. Accepts credit cards.
Address: R. Garrett 122, 1200-273
Faca & Garfo
This restaurant is owned and operated by a family. We enjoyed sitting outside and our octopus and tuna plates were quite good. Cash only!
Address: R. da Condessa 2, 1200-122
Featuring tapas in a funky setting. We tried the Cod Bacalhau, meatballs, and octopus. All the dishes we ordered were delicious. Reservations only.
Address: R. São José n134 136
Pastries and matcha lattes are good. It was a bit pricey compared to other cafes in the area, but the portions were larger, especially the matcha latte. The restaurant accepts credit cards, has a small bathroom, and seating indoors or outdoors.
Address: R. de Santa Justa 14, 1100-230
A factory complexes with lots of restaurants, cafes and shops located in an industrialized area. I can easily spend an entire morning or afternoon here.
Address: R. Rodrigues de Faria 103, 1300-501
Other Places to See Nearby
Seen Lisboa: Stylish cocktail bar in the Tivoli Avenida
Address: Priv. de Pila Seca 3
A converted 18th-century convent with a courtyard and a cafe.
Address: Av. da Liberdade 185, 1250-147
Conserveira de Lisboa: Family-owned specialist grocery store established in 1930 selling canned products.
Address: Rua dos Bacalhoeiros 34, 1100-321
Restaurante Sacramento: a contemporary restaurant, cafe & bar with a Portuguese menu in 18th-century palace stables.
Address: Calçada do Sacramento 40 a 46, 1200-394
UAO Smart Italian Gelato: this tiny ice cream shop is one of the best gelato I’ve tried. Everything is vegan and very tasty. We came by twice while we were in Lisbon. It’s worth it.
Address: R. Dom Pedro V 145, 1250-096
Fauna & Flora: good for breakfast. Try the banana oat pancakes and the matcha latte.
Address: Rua da Esperança 33
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