NileGuide Expert Says:
A wonderful reflection of yesteryear Lisbon.
Rua Garrett 104
1200-205 Lisbon, Portugal
tel: +351 (0)21 347 3133
Mon-Sat 8am–midnight. Closed Sun.
NileGuide Expert tip:
A system of pré-pagamento operates here, meaning you pay at the same time you order.
Marble counters, spinning ceiling fans, antique wall clocks… the 1920's heritage of this traditional café is proudly upheld and attracts loyal local patronage. It also draws the tourists and can get uncomfortably busy at times. Fortunately the vintage atmosphere is still tangible and one only has to order a round of freshly baked croissants with butter and jam (Bernard's speciality) together with a hot, rich bica
(expresso) and the 21st-century is briefly banished. The tables on the outside terrace are quickly taken during warmer weather and are perfect for a cold beer, a glass of wine or a cup of freshly poured tea.