The quiet leafy Campo Ourique neighbourhood makes for rewarding exploration and is easily reached by taking the number 28 tram all the way to Prazeres. Make this journey early in the morning before... Read More
The quiet leafy Campo Ourique neighbourhood makes for rewarding exploration and is easily reached by taking the number 28 tram all the way to Prazeres. Make this journey early in the morning before the tourist hordes stir and you can enjoy breakfast with the locals at this lovely little café, which exudes a faintly rustic ambiance as if set in the countryside. Besides the mouth-watering cakes and pastries that are beautifully displayed in a glass counter, you can order toast (torrada) with jam or a ham and cheese combination known as a tosta mista – delicious with a mug of coffee. Another option is a warm oven-baked baked roll with goat's cheese and a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice, ideal if you're watching your weight or simply don't want to fill up before hitting the sight-seeing path.
Rua Sampaio Bruno 26
+351 21 385 3868
- Daily 7am-8:30pm
- Breakfast: "In the same street is a little known visitor attraction, an excavated section of seabed 20 million years old that illustrates the period when the European continent was totally submerged."
- Best for Breakfast Because: Patronised mostly by residents, Botica do Café is bereft of the tourist groups that congregate in Lisbon's historic centre, so exudes a genuine local flavour.