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Cafe A Brasileira

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Chiado & Carmo
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Rua Garrett 120, Lisbon 1200-205, Portugal
+351 21 346 9541
08:00 - 02:00
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Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food is good service is nice but the reason to visit is evening music! Make sure you get a table outside to listen to local talent. There are different musicians playing in the evening making your time enjoyable sipping some Port wine.

Thank Peter J
Arlington, Virginia
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164 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Granted it was a rainy day, but the floors were filthy. Tons of customers but only two servers. Servers overwhelmed, but still should not be rude. Watered down tea. Can I at least have the tea bag instead of using one bag to serve 10 customers?!! Drink servings are large. That was the only good point. Definitely would not recommend.

Thank prettykey
Sofia, Bulgaria
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205 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped for a cup of tea. The cafe was full of people, very noisy, and the service was slow ... Otherwise coffee and pastry were ok. It might be an Institution in Lisboa, but there are now far better places to have you coffee ! Visited in March 2016

Thank Milen D
Athens, Greece
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there to have coffee. We have been sitting about 25 minutes and even though we called twice the waiters no one came to even take our order. We saw other people come after us, order, drink or eat and we still wait.

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Baguio, Philippines
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated right in the heart of Lisbon in the midst of 21st century shopping district is the best place to eat dinner in Lisbon. As you approach the venue, music is played free on the esplanade with diners underneath white parasols beside the sitting statue of Fernando Pessoa with a table as well. Approaching the entrance you are mesmerized by... More 

Thank Chatocharles
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122 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lisboa institution but could the staff be more brusk and rude? They literally threw the saucer at us for our coffee and we speak Portuguese and are not obvious tourists. Go grab a coffee but don't dwell there are many better and more authentic places in this beautiful city

Thank richmou
Central Portugal, Portugal
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145 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place has a lot of original features such as the bevelled glass mirrors on the wall, and bevelled glass above the entrance, which you will find in a lot of bars and restaurants of that period. The café appears to be cramped with tables, so it is difficult to get in and out if you are on the inside.... More 

Thank 454lindylou
St. Neot, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Given its reputation, this was a real disappointment. The sandwiches were sad and lacking in impact and its coffee was below expectation. The famous ambiance seemed tired.

Thank William M
Bramhall, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Called in for drinks after lots of walking around a cool and wet Lisbon. Coffee and hot chocolate were fine, but unexceptional. Service was similar. However, the interior of the place is lovely and well worth a short visit.

Thank Johnnybach
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

we haven't tried the restaurant, we only had coffee and nata (and another cake, I forgot the name) and I can only say there are better places in Lisbon where you can have good nata.

Thank Mikaela2017

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$20
Bar, Cafe, European, Portuguese
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Garrett 120, Lisbon 1200-205, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Chiado & Carmo
  • Neighbourhood: Chiado & Carmo
  • Phone Number: +351 21 346 9541

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chiado & Carmo

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Chiado & Carmo
The traditionally trendy "Chiado" (literally, "squeak", the nickname of a 16th century poet) offers plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars where you can stop for a cafe or cocktail, after exploring its streets, shops, art galleries, theaters, museums and viewpoints. It's also the home to the statue of the famous statue of portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa, having is usual espresso at "A Brasileira" as he used to. You can also enjoy breathtaking views of Lisbon from the Elevador de Santa Justa or the Carmo Convent, for example. A commercial neighborhood at its core, especially for its Garrett and Carmo streets, Chiado is to this day a mandatory visit in Lisbon.
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