Café Império

Cuisine: European, Portuguese

Price Range: $

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Dating back to 1955, Império is one of Lisbon's great architectural design reference points. The café sits in the lobby of the old Cinema Império, which was inaugurated in 1952. The building also...  Read More


  • Group Friendly: "Look for the wall mural above the dining hall, the work of Luis Dourdil (1914-1989), one of Portugal's most respected painters, designers and muralists."
  • Best for Group Friendly Because: Eating at Café Império is to revisit the 1950s, and there's plenty of room for diners to digest the vintage atmosphere.

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