Cafe a Brasileira: "Cafe a Brasileira - famous cafe" A Brasileira Tip by sue_stone

A Brasileira, Lisbon: 24 reviews and 31 photos

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Cafe a Brasileira is reputably Lisbon's most famous cafe. It opened in 1905 and was known for the intellectuals who used to stop by on a daily basis.

The interior still has its fabulous art nouveau decor for locals and tourists alike to enjoy. There is also a terrace at the front making the perfect spot for some people watching when the weather is fine.

Understandably busy, the staff were nevertheless smiling and friendly and we enjoyed the experience.

Favorite Dish: Due to our busy schedule, we didn't have the time to relax on the terrace, deciding to just have a coffee at the counter.

So, of course we had a bica and you can guess what I ate....yep, a custard tart....well, when you're on a good thing! And I must say it was the tastiest one I ate in Lisbon.

Address: Rua Garrett, 120, Chiado
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: Nearest metro: Baixa Chiado
Also, the number 28 tram stops right outside

Phone: 21 346 9541
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 4
Theme: Coffeehouse

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 12, 2006
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