Top 10 cafes in Lisbon (a local's guide)

29 November 2018

In case you didn't know, we're "Lisboetas" - born and raised in Lisbon.
As locals, we're really happy and proud that our city is getting more attention and love from tourists and it's clearly becoming a trendy city amongst travel lovers!

In here, we'll share 10 of some of our favourite cafes in town☕ (in no particular order).


A place where you really feel good just by being inside of it. A ceiling covered with flowers and  walls with neon lights, love words combined with "power bowls", pancakes, toasts and an healthy colorful menu. Plus there's a beautiful terrace too!

Address: Rua Ferreira Borges, 101, Campo de Ourique, 1350-128 Lisboa.
Open every day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

photo by @nunoalmeidafv
photo by @ibrandling 

Choupana Caffe

Our go to place if we're up for a good talk with friends, it has delicious croissants and huge nutella bottles.

Address: Avenida da República, 25A, 1050-186 Lisboa.
Opens every day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

photos by @choupanacaffe

Fábrica da Nata

If you ever come to Lisbon or Portugal you must try the famous "pastéis de nata/belém", a custard tart. There's an ongoing debate among portuguese people on which place has got the best recipe, but  for us there's no doubt: "Fábrica da Nata" wins! Plus, they're cheaper than the other famous places and you'll love the traditional tiles decor inside.

Address: Praça dos Restauradores, nº 62-68, 1250-110 Lisboa.
Open every day from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

photo by @kristina_ivanch
photo by @fabricadanata

Fresh and delicious food in a cute cafe with white brick walls and plants all over the place - this is one of our top choice spots, specially to brunch (but you also have other types of meals available on the menu). I swear their pancakes are one of the best in town, my favourites being the ones with peanut butter, chocolate and banana 🥞 And although sometimes the lines outside the door may seem endless, it is worth the 20 or 30 minutes wait!

Address: Rua da Esperança 33, 1200-655 Lisboa
Open every day, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

photo by @cravingworld


A vertical garden of aromatic herbs, wood decor and daily food shipments from the Ribeira Market in order to have fresh ingredients for juices, toasts, smoothie bowls and more.

Address: Rua dos Fanqueiros 269, 1100-232 Lisboa.
Open Tue. to Sun. - 9 a.m to 7:30 p.m.

photo by @cravingworld
photo by @frutariacafe

Heim Café

Great waffles with chorizo and eggs (seems weird but it's delicious) combined with a minimalist decor and really friendly staff.

Address: Rua Santos-O-Velho, 2 and 4, 1200-109 Lisboa.
Open Mon from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. / Tue to Sun 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

photo by @jomisequeira
photo by @cravingworld

Hello, Kristof

A little Scandinavian world in the heart of Lisbon where the specialty coffee and homemade cakes share the room with a selection of independent magazines.

Address: R. do Poço dos Negros 103, 1200-337 Lisboa.
Open Mon to Fri from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. /Closed on weekends

photo by @cravingworld

photo by @heyandiehey

Landeau Chocolate

It was featured in the New York Times magazine as one of the best chocolate cakes: few can resist to a slice of this mousse-type cake with cocoa powder on top. And the hot chocolate drink is to die for.

Address: Landeau Lx Factory - Rua Rodrigues Sampaio, 103, 1300-501 Lisboa // Landeau Chiado - Rua das Flores, 70, 1200-195 Lisboa.
Open every day from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. ( the Landeau in Lx Factory closes at 11 p.m on Fri and Sat)

photo by @necasamorais
photo by @leafpm 


The light blue and white decor in this place combined with the cute bottles of milk makes this one of our favorite places to catch up  while drinking a cappuccino and eating a scone.

Address: Rua da Artilharia 1, 87A - 1070-012, Lisboa
Open every day, from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

photo by @cravingworld
photo by @leitarialisboa

Pop Cereal Café

The first Lisbon cafe that's specialized in cereals. With a fun pop art decor and more than 100 varieties of cereal boxes that you can combine with milk (but not only) and toppings like cookies or sweets, all in the same bowl. They also have delicious milkshakes!

Address: R. do Norte 64, 1200-365 Lisboa.
Open every day from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.

photo by @awle
photo by @moibyines

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