Café a Brasíleira
Rua Garrett 120, Lisbon
- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Culture vultures, First-time travellers, Mature travellers, Design and architecture, History, People watching
Expert review of Café a Brasíleira
Home to the Portuguese coffee brand of the same name, customers were given a free bag of coffee when it first opened in 1905. This has been Lisbon's HQ for literary minds and artists ever since. Little has changed – save for the few extra tourists – as old chandeliers still swing over the chessboard flooring and hordes of busy punters jostle for their caffine and sweet pastry fix.
Top grade coffee or bica, as it's known here. They also do delicious pastries and sandwiches.
Sure it's a little touristy but the prettiest places always are. It's a great spot to have a mid-sightseeing breather and a drink.
Depends on how busy it is. In peak times you may have to go to the counter to get served.
On Rua Garrett, which connects Chiado to Bairro Alto – a pretty major street.
Because of the touristy nature prices are a little inflated but that's the cost of history and fancy décor.
More information on Café a Brasíleira:
- Price guide:
- Café, Coffee shop, Tearoom
- International, Snacks
- Rua Garrett 120, Lisbon
- 021 346 9541
- Breakfast, Brunch, Afternoon Tea
- Opening times:
- 8am–2am daily.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not possible