The most famous coffee house of Lisbon is Cafe a Brasileira. The reason for such a wonderful title is the fact that Portugals famous poet Fernando Pessoa was a regular guest. The managers of the cafe eternalised him in form of a bronze monument infront of the house. Cafe a Brasileira is a very crowded place, especially during nights, but has a good atmosphere. Rua Garrett 120.
Cafe Linha D’Agua is located in the upper part of Park Eduardo, and delights its guests with a beautiful terrace in the garden called “Amalia Rodrigues”.
Lisbons oldest coffee house is Cafe Martinho da Arcada. It was inducted in 1782, and offers a solid Portuguese cuisine. There are always a lot of imporant politicans, who enjoy their coffee in such kind of traditional coffee house. Praca do Comercio 3.
Cafe Nicola is quite a nice coffee house, and located in Rua 1 de Dezembro 20, directly next to the Rossio square. The cool temperatures inside of the house are a pleasant thing during hot days in summer.
A coffee house with a long tradition is Cafe Versailles in Avenue da Republica 15a. Chandeliers, stucco ceiling, wooden boarding, and marble, underline the dignified character of the house. The cafe is very popular among older Lisboans.
Confeitaria Nacional is not only a coffee house, but also Lisbons oldest confectionery shop. The popular meeting point for young and old is located in Praca da Figueira 18. It’s told their sweet delicacies taste heavenly.
A cosy restaurant and cafe is Pao de Canela in Praca das Flores 25/27. There are many artists, journalists, and politicans among their regular guests. The restaurant offers only simple dishes.
Pasteis de Belem is the birthplace of Lisbons traditional sweet creation called “Pasteis de Belem”. Those delicious cream pastries are made there since 1837.
Pastelaria Suica offers a nice view to the Rossio square. Quite a good place if you want to enjoy watching what is going on, on one of the most important squares of the city.