Restaurants

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 Cafe in Braga

Livraria Centésima Página

Tucked inside Centésima Página, an absolutely splendid bookshop with foreign-language titles, this charming cafe serves a rotating selection of tasty quiches along with salads and desserts, and has outdoor tables in…
Cafe in Aliados & Bolhão

Brick Clérigos

If you’re in search of a hipster hangout in Porto, this gourmet sandwich and tapas bar is your haunt. Brick Clérigos is one of the city’s communal dining pioneers, rallying everyone around a big wooden table stacked…
Cafe in Porto

Mesa 325

While cafes serving short, bitter espressos (or cimbalinos) in Porto are a dime a dozen, finding places that serve creamy coffees with blended and single-origin beans isn’t so easy. But never fear, this trendy coffe…
Cafe in Bairro Alto & Chiado

A Cultura do Hamburger

In what is surely a legendary culinary coup, the owners of A Cultura do Chá woke up one morning and flipped the script. A Cultura do Hamburger was born in the same quiet Bairro Alto nook, with no tea in sight. Inste…
Cafe in Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela

Esplanada do Príncipe Real

This indoor-outdoor cafe is ideal for a coffee or cocktail break among the massive rubber tree palms and twittering birds in the pleasantly redone Jardim do Príncipe Real. On the menu are fresh juices, a variety of …
Cafe in Boavista

Casinha Boutique Café

All pretty pastel shades and hidden garden alcoves, this cafe lodged in a restored 19th-century townhouse is as cute as a button. The food impresses, too, with wholesome, locally sourced ingredients going into fresh…
Deli in Miragaia

Quintal Bioshop

Tucked at the back of an organic grocery store, this bright, cheery deli opens onto a terrace and serves healthy, wholesome vegetarian food. It does fresh-pressed juices, creative sandwiches (try the goat's milk che…
Cafe in Alfama, Castelo & Graça

DeliDelux

Besides a bounty of wine, cheeses, olive oils and other gourmet goodies, this deli's wonderful waterfront patio has yet to be discovered by tourists (despite this string of converted warehouses being attached – thou…
Cafe in Coimbra

Cafetaria Museu da Ciência

Tucked away in a remote part of the top of town, the science museum's cafe offers a large interior warmed by a log fire and an excellent terrace with views over the town below. Its light meals include quiches, salad…