Praça Dom Pedro IV , Lisbon
- Recommended for:
- Culture vultures, History, People watching
Expert review of Café Nicola
An Old World joint that opens up onto central Lisbon's Rossio Square, this Art Deco establishment does traditional food, coffee, sandwiches and sweets. I like to sit on the tables outside, sip a morning espresso and watch Lisbon bustle around me.
This old school joint serves traditional Portuguese food such as bacalhau (salt cod) and cozido à Portuguesa (Portuguese stew), but most people just come for coffee and a pastry.
It''s steeped in history and the bow-tied waiters, chessboard flooring and brass interiors enhance that. Today you'll find a mix of old gents leafing through newspapers and tourists leafing through guidbooks.
The traditional waiters are smart, well mannered and attentive.
Bang in the middle of the city on Rossio Square.
If you order a meal, account for the fact that portions are near double-size, which accounts for the slightly higher price.
More information on Café Nicola:
- Price guide:
- Bistro, Café, Restaurant
- International, Traditional
- Praça Dom Pedro IV , Lisbon
- 021 346 0579
- Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner
- Opening times:
- 8am–10pm Mon–Fri, 9am–5pm Saturday. Closed Sunday.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not necessary
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Rossio, station, square