NileGuide Expert Says:
The ‘50s and ‘60s décor is original.
Travessa do Carmo 4
1200-095 Lisbon, Portugal
tel: +351 (0)21 343 3112
NileGuide Expert tip:
One of the few cafés in the Chiado area open for Sunday lunch.
A real little gem of a café, Vértigo's interior design is characterised by 1950's and 1960's vintage furnishings, with the black and white photographs on the wall further enhancing the retro appeal. There's a wrought iron spiral staircase in the centre of the bar that disappears down into the depths of the building while above, a fantastic stained glass ceiling (best appreciated when illuminated) completes the period picture. The menu offers 17 different types of tea, and much of the food – fresh salads, smoked salmon etc – is made from biological ingredients. The house speciality is the rich chocolate cake – sinful but sensational!
Image courtesy of Cafe Vertigo