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Lisbon Dining: 5 Most Beautiful Coffee Shops
One of the things I love about Lisbon is the coffee shops here. During four days in Lisbon, I was able to check out a few, and they each have beautiful aesthetics and charming characteristics.
The oldest bakery in Lisbon since 1829, the decoration inside has a charming vintage vibe to it, and there is an excellent selection of traditional Portuguese pastries. The first floor only has two tables with some standing rooms. The second floor has more space with tables for dining.
This is one of the most popular and well-known coffee houses in Lisbon, dating back to 1905. Inside, it is very elegantly decorated, with many fresh pastries at the counter. There’s also outdoor seating. This used to be where all the artists, musicians, and poets met to talk and create, but nowadays, it is more touristy. It is still worth a visit to feel the historical charm of a Portuguese coffee house.
Panificação S. Roque
When we first arrived in Lisbon, our local friend told us to look for shops with a sign outside on the wall saying “Lojas Com História”, which means this shop is authentic and historical. This coffee shop next to São Roque Church has a sign like that on the wall, and we almost missed it because the outside looks so simple. The interior is so beautifully decorated, with so many colorful details to look at. It’s not big, but the pastry is very authentic. The Pastel de Nata here is one of the best I’ve had in Portugal.
On Google Maps, you can search “São Roque”
Marquise da Mobler
This is such a cute coffee shop in the Principal Real neighborhood: a coffee spot combined with a ceramic shop. It’s very cozy, and I also love the pop of bright colors of the ceramic on the wall. There are also a lot of lovely shops around to look at.
Cafe da Garagem
Looking for a coffee spot with an amazing view? This is the place. As soon as I walked into this place, I was so stunned by the incredible view: The coffee shop has giant windows with views of Lisbon neighborhoods. It is even more incredible in person than on camera. There is also outdoor seating. It’s tucked away in a theatre, down a few flats of stairs. The vibe is so calm and cozy here. I wish I could spend an entire afternoon here.
Are you a coffee lover like me? Mark these spots for your trip to Lisbon, and let me know how you like them!
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