Food and drink
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.
- Culture vultures
- People watching