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#924 of 2,773 Portuguese in Lisbon
#1,325 of 4,732 Restaurants in Lisbon
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US$13 - US$20
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Bar, Cafe, European, Portuguese

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Chiado & Carmo
0.4 km from Elevador de Santa Justa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

THE cult café in Lisbon, it is highly recommended to sit outside if you can get a seat. But also the interior is more than worth seeing. Coffee and Pastel de Nata are served in a special way and deserve top marks. The prices are...expensive, the service very friendly. We also ate dinner once, outside, by necessity, and were very surprised at the good quality. Of course, is not a fine dining restaurant, but we were satisfied and happy. Highly recommended for coffee drinking and also for aperos. In addition, you have a free cinema when you sit outside. Nearly a must in Lisboa.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had breakfast here and the food and service were just ok. There is nothing special about this place other than the looks. It is a nice looking cafe, but as far as the food and coffee go, there is nothing special. The prices are...high for Lisbon, and you can have the same quality food and service for a fraction of the price elsewhere. if you want to go for the looks, then you will pay a premium for that and that is your choice. We won’t go back or recommend this place to anyone.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Expensive coffee/drinks but you pay for the history of the place and it being so popular. Service was really friendly and lovely with the kids.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although we did see this on an episode of Rick Steves' Europe, we had heard about it before and we were determined to go. It did not disappoint. For Lisbon, it's a pricier restaurant but that's only because Lisbon is relatively cheap: our meal for...2 was ~$65 and that included 2 of their signature dishes. My wife had the sea bass on rice which had 2 good size fillets and I had the steak in coffee sauce - a bit of a punt for me but I liked it as the sauce was more smokey than coffee. We sat inside as the decor is just lovely but it was a mild night outdoors and outside seating was available (and might even have been more popular with a longer wait). Try it, it's worth it. They also have lighter fare for dinner (sandwiches etc) if you're not up to the full dinner experience.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 18 October 2022

This is a very expensive cafe in Lisbon, where most charge a euro or two for a coffee here it's upwards of three. The cakes are really good. But the coffee beans are FIFTEEN euro for 125g and they're nothing special. Grab a coffee and...a cake and enjoy the atmosphere but leave the beans, save yourself a load of money by buying a kilo for 10 Euros online!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 17 October 2022

I wanted to take a couple of coffees and two pastel de nata. The first waiter just told us "there are no tables available" while passing by. We decided to opt for the take out and kindly asked to the waitress at the counter who...took the order without saying anything and looking almost offended by our request. It was quite an unrealistic experience, to not even mention the 2.50 euros for each (take-away) coffee!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 5 October 2022

We stopped here for its history and being a convenient location close to the 28 trolley and Baixo/Chiado metro, with low expectations due to its "tourist" reputation. But what a delight! After a 10 minute short wait, we got a requested outside table. We were...fortunate to have friendly and competent staff who took and delivered our orders. The red wine sangria was the tastiest we tried in Portugal. No, this was not the cheapest restaurant or fanciest dishes, but felt the prices were fair and quality tasty for what was ordered. Plus the well positioned and large umbrellas provided sufficient shade for enjoyable unrushed outdoor dining.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 5 October 2022 via mobile

The food is mediocore at best but the price is way too high. If they would have served some good quality food, the price might only be slightly too high. But this is outrageous. We ordered a 2 people breakfast menu for 30€ to find...the plate overloaded with cheap cheese and cheap ham, the salmon was fine tho. For one, we had like 6 little breads for a wagon load of cheese, ham and a little bit of salmon. Either reduce the price and put less of that on there or just put more bread on it. Even if you put one slice of ham and cheese on each bread, there still wasn't enough bread. Orange juice tasted cheap and I am sure the orange slices put in the orange juice weren't pesticide free.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 4 October 2022 via mobile

Great lication and reputation so waited 20 minutes in the line for table whilst others just walked in and took spare tables and were served. Thats not how lines work! About the cakes - tried 3 desserts that looked picture perfect in the display cabinet,...unfortunately they were all bland. There are many other better ones around the city.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 30 September 2022

Got great coffee and the best pastel de nata. They do offer lunch menu and other items but coffee and pastel were our favorite.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 24 September 2022 via mobile

Even though I read some negative reviews here I still wanted to sit inside and hopefully soak up the atmosphere and the history of this cafe. I too encountered a couple of rude servers who it seems would rather be anywhere but here. My suggestion-go...somewhere else where you will be happier. The first page of the menu is all about the history of the cafe and when I asked if they had this information in English I was told no. It seems strange that only those who read Portuguese are allowed to learn about this establishment given that there seem to be many tourists here. I motioned for another staff member but she completely ignored me! My advice google this place and then walk on by!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 13 September 2022 via mobile

We saw Café Brasiliera as we were in the middle of a 15 kilometre walk around the city and realised that it was full of tourists (like us!!). We decided to have breakfast there as the outside and inside areas seemed lovely. We waited until...11 am and the food and service were excellent. Our waiter, Igor, was so lovely and efficient and was, understandably, cross when part of our order had not been delivered to our table. The food was delicious and not hugely expensive for a city centre tourist location. The interior of the cafe (1905) is absolutely exquisite. Thank you Igor for a great breakfastMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 7 September 2022 via mobile

Very nice location, friendly staff, fast service, good coffee and tasty sweets. Be prepared to wait before you can be seated.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 September 2022 via mobile

I came here the first time in 2019 and I was just amazed by the atmosphere. I could order a coffee at the desk for only 0.70€ and you could really tell it was an authentic historical cafe where plenty of locals were still going....I came back today with my boyfriend and I was so enthusiast to show him this gem. Instead, we found a very rude waiter who angrily told us that it was no longer possible to get a coffee at the desk. We ordered one to go and we were quite surprised by the price: 5€ for 2 take away coffees! It is such a pity that such a wonderful place has become so expensive and with terrible service. And of course, no trace of locals anymore! You really ruined the beautiful memory I had of this place!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 28 August 2022 via mobile

This is one of the best cafes to try some tasty bits of Portuguese gastronomy . I love all their food but my favourite is their steak with coffee sauce, the best I’ve ever had. The food, pastries and coffee are fairly priced considering it’s...prime location and the costumer service is excellent. I go there whenever I get a chance as I also love the building. It’s a spectacular early 20th century grand café, which has been tastefully maintained to keep its character. Not to mention Fernando Pessoa sat just outside 😁.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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