If you are fans of the sweet and good environments and coincidentally if you're visiting the Portuguese capital, I recommend going to the Pastelería Nacional. With classic décor maintained since 1829, its two whole screed floors offer everything you can imagine with a great atmosphere in which to spend the afternoon in a typical city with a pastry, especially the cream cakes (which I strongly recommend). Definitely a place to visit and to photograph!
I had never been to a Starbucks, and the truth is that neither the coffee or the service impressed me. I went to relax and use the internet, and it was very expensive, but the site was so nice, it was worth it.
This is one of the most ancient and famous establishments in the Portuguese capital to enjoy the typical and nostalgic fado, a type of Portuguese song. Founded in 1927, many of the greats of the genre have passed through here. Unfortunately over the years it has been losing its authenticity and has become a tourist attraction with exorbitant prices. Despite this it is still an interesting experience as the artistic quality of the fado is indisputable and the atmosphere, which is quiet and dark, lends itself to that nostalgia typical of fado. The service of the staff is impeccable and the boss responds to any request you make, he even sings! We did not go for dinner because you can dine in Lisbon and it will be delicious and very cheap almost anywhere. We just went to enjoy the show with a good portuguese wine.
Lisbon is a city with an abundance of bakeries and confectioneries and where a single variety of cake is offered everywhere. We discovered the cream pies in a famous bakery that's close to Jeronimos Monastery, but you may test them in a lot of places. This cafe is in the heart of vía Augusta, the most beautiful of the city, and has great cream cakes and lots of other varieties that are not suitable for people on a diet.
It's not everyday you happen upon a cafe that has been converted to what it is from a recycled old Double Decker bus, but that's exactly what you get if you visit the Village Cafe in the Lisbon's Underground Village creative space in the Museu de Carris in Alcântara.
You can opt for the tables and shade of the outdoor space below if you're easily claustrophobic, or on a hot day, enjoy the air conditioned experience of eating in a stationary bus! Prices aren't too sympathetic, after all, there's really no competition in the area. But they make a refreshing Mojito and have some nice salad and tosta options.
It's never crowded, so you won't have to wait for a seat, as most people ve frequent the area, are probably tried by the concept and opt for the fresh air and sunshine of outside, admiring the brightly colored spectacle of colored containers decorated with thoughtful graffiti art.
If you've eaten before you arrive, a slice of one of their delicious homemade pies (sorry not vegan or gluten free) and a cold drink just might satiate your need for an afternoon pick me up. The concept of this café stops short at the fact you can dine on a bus, but It's really a fun experience to give a go!