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#160 of 271 Bar in Lisbon
#2,319 of 4,576 Restaurants in Lisbon

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US$13 - US$20
Bar, Cafe, European, Portuguese
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coming from Vienna, a city that is famous for its traditional cafes, it's sort of a must to visit alike cafes in other cities. I do highly recommend having your coffee (or food) inside, because only this way you will feel the special atmosphere of...the place. When sitting outside, the relatively high price level is not justified.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very few, nowadays, are the places where you could feel you are sharing room with universal history. “A Brasileira” is one of this. Coffe and poetry, original architecture and intelligent newspapers. The presence of Fernando Pessoa, his modernism, his books. You can find tasteful food,...genius coffee, collection of poems written by Pessoa at those tables. A great service, competent in food, beverages and poetry. A must.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 21 July 2021

Stopped by for an afternoon cofee and a pastel de nata, I was not disappointed!! The pastel de nata was one of the best I've ever had and the environment was really well designed.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 6 July 2021

Went for lunch. Sat outside. Slow service, mediocre food, and astronomically overpriced! Add to that some nearby busker making so much noise, it was impossible to think straight. First visit = last visit.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 1 July 2021

We ordered 2 mixed fruit smoothies. €7.50 per glass. We were given 2 glasses of melon-flavoured lukewarm water. Very disappointing. We complained to the waiter. Ordered fresh orange juice which turned out to be dilluted with water. So no more Brasileira for us.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 12 June 2021 via mobile

The restaurant inside looks really nice, but due to COVID and as it was really hot, we decided to sit outside. The custard tart was OK, nothing impressive and they charge €6 for a glass of orange juice (!!) My friends and I were there...as the location is convenient but whilst sitting outside, the waiter stayed next to us looking really annoyed for being there, which of course made us feel unwelcome.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 29 November 2020 via mobile

Cafe a Brasileira is definitely a place that you cannot miss on your trip to Lisbon. Even though we were in a rush and we didn’t had the time to enjoy some of their dishes, I bet they are exquisite and I will definitely go...and have lunch there on my next trip to Lisbon 💘More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 6 October 2020

Great place full of history to stop for a coffee and some cake. Very popular so not too easy to find a table.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 14 September 2020

The place is super nice, both inside the building and the terrace the food is great and the staff is very kind. We didn't have to wait to seat or eat. The salmon was delicious and there was a sax player in the nearby square...who made the meal even nicer.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 11 September 2020

Great place, especially for stand-up espresso at the bar in the morning, with a custard pastel — a Lisbon specialty. Great location on a public square, often with entertainment — dancing, or juggling, or a band. Terrific atmosphere, goes back in years in Lisbon —...the great writer Fernando Pessoa used to hangout here, and is remembered by his statue outside the front door. It was June-July 2019 when my friend & I were here.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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having is usual espresso at "A Brasileira" as he used
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Cafe A Brasileira is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3
  • Value: 3
  • Atmosphere: 4