Top Choice Cafe in Cascais

Café Galeria House of Wonders

This fantastically whimsical, Dutch-owned cafe is tucked away in the old quarter. Its astonishingly good Middle Eastern/Mediterranean vegetarian meze buffet downstairs includes a hot-dish add-on for €9.95 (aubergine…
Top Choice Portuguese in Cascais

Bar do Guincho

Sweeping the awards for most dramatic location in Cascais, this good-time bar/restaurant sits tucked behind a craggy ridge on the northern end of Guincho. From the sand, you would never know it's there, but it is – …
Portuguese in Cascais

Páteo do Petisco

To escape the high prices and tourist masses in the old town, head out to this local favourite in the Torre neighbourhood. It's a buzzing place, with a friendly, tavern-like vibe and good-value Portuguese-style tapa…
Portuguese in Cascais

5 Sentidos

In a colourful and cosy home known around town as Casa do Largo (the site of a legendary bar of the same name), 5 Sentidos is popular with expats and in-the-know tourists, who come for sophisticated meat and seafood…
Japanese in Cascais

Confraria Sushi

It’s hard to know where to look first at this bright, art-slung cafe, with hipster servers and candlelight at night. It's jazzed up with flower prints, zebra stripes and technicolour glass chandeliers. It’s a fun sp…
Burgers in Cascais

Os Bordallos

Humbly tucked away in the narrow alleyways above town, this cosy joint does good gourmet Portuguese-style burgers amid a bit of history – it's owned by and named after a descendant of Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro, a famo…
Bakery in Cascais


This popular bakery, a small Lisbon-area chain from Cascais, is a good bet for early-morning espresso, light sandwiches and salads, and throwing yourself into the middle of the gossip of local movers and shakers. Do…
Seafood in Cascais

Mar do Inferno

Near the Boca do Inferno, this humble-looking place serves superb seafood dishes to ocean views. Its mouth-watering mixed platters for two (€39.50 to €88 – they'll do the cheapest one for one person!) are legendary.…
Ice Cream in Cascais


All hail Lisbon's favourite gelato. Santini's creamy, rich, 100% natural version is made to the age-old family recipe of Italian immigrants, dating to 1949. Join the line at this tiny outlet, grab a cone and eat qui…
Seafood in Cascais


With simple decor, this sunny neighbourhood restaurant is known for its superb chargrilled fish served at reasonable prices. It has particularly good couvert (optional appetisers).