Café a Brasíleira

Address: Rua Garrett 120, Lisbon, Portugal
Telephone: 021 346 9541

- Budget

4

Over one hundred years old and still one of Lisbon's favourite cafés.

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.

Food and drink
4
90%
Service
4.2
90%
Food and drink
4
90%
Value for money
4
90%
Ambience
4.2
90%
Location
4.8
90%

Food and drink

Top grade coffee or bica, as it's known here. They also do delicious pastries and sandwiches.

Ambience

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.

Service

Depends on how busy it is. In peak times you may have to go to the counter to get served.

Location

On Rua Garrett, which connects Chiado to Bairro Alto – a pretty major street.

Price advice

Because of the touristy nature prices are a little inflated but that's the cost of history and fancy décor.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Culture vultures
  • First-time travellers
  • Mature travellers
  • People watching
  • History
  • Design and architecture

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