Lisbon coffee shops ultimate guide

You probably guessed! These are coffee places, coffee shops, cafés, coffeehouses – call it however you like, but it won’t change the fact that they have invaded the Portuguese capital.

 Lisbon is relatively small and extremely hype, cool and young so no wonder this trend has finally arrived here and hopefully is not going anywhere.

Many of the newly opened spots serve vegetarian (or vegan) food, healthy smoothies, favourite açai bowls and avocado toasts (that everyone in Europe seems to be going crazy about).

You can stop by for breakfast, brunch, lunch or an afternoon session of work.

I visited a good bunch of them and tried to pick my favourites, depending on the taste! Choice! The atmosphere! and service of course.

What’s more, now and then I discover a new one, so will gradually add them in the post!

Hello, Kristof – coffee and magazines

I love this one for its artsy and rustic feel.

The place is small but it has all you need! Good coffee, homemade pastry, and most of all plenty of alternative magazines.

It has recently went through a major decor make-over and became, in my opinion, one of the most aesthetically inspiring coffee shops in Lisbon!

My number one in the Portuguese capital!

 address: Rua do Poço dos Negros 103, 1200 Lisboa

opens from 9:00 – 18:00 Monday-Friday (closed on the weekends) 

* contains meat;  vegan options


Comoba Lisboa

To be honest with you I was a bit hesitant to get there…

I’ve heard about this place since a while, but my intuition was screaming ‘a tourist trap!’

Thank god I didn’t listen to it and now I can add another great spot to my list!

The touristic fear comes from its location in Cais do Sodre (and bad experience with other hyped places), but in this case, it’s nothing but a positive point.

What stroke me at first was the minimalist and very zen, Scandinavian inspired decor – it helps to plunge in the relaxing mood.

Then, the service – beyond polite, welcoming and very international – it makes you feel like you’re just hanging out at a friends place.

Last but not least – all food is organic and served from early morning continuously!

Are you craving some matcha (exported directly from Japan) pancakes, spirulina smoothie bowl or maybe fish tacos all followed by hazelnut beet latte? Comoba got your back!

So, maybe I’ll see you there? As I’m planning to come back a lot! 🙂

 address: Rua de S. Paulo 99, 1200-109 Lisboa

opens daily from 7:30 – 19:30

 *contains fish;  vegetarian options;  vegan options


Café Boavida

Rua do Poço dos Negros is becoming the cradle of the Lisbon brunch spots.

Surrounded by at least five other similar places (3 of them mentioned above!) has some good competition on the run track.

Boavida means ‘good life’ in Portuguese and is a surname of a previous owner of the space. And, it’s living up so well to its name.

Spacious, open and enlighten (so rare in this area of Lisbon). Pastel colours, zen music in the background and always helpful staff.

Lovely, little flowers on wooden tables. Big mezzanine with a couple of artworks on the walls.

Scrambled eggs, avocado toasts, granola, homemade cakes, freshly squeezed juices, coffee – you know the drill 😉

But Boavida is one of my favourite among the discoveries.

It feels honest and not pretentious, inspiring and artsy, raw but cosy.

 address: R. do Poço dos Negros 119, 1200-337 Lisboa

opens daily from 09:00 – 18:00 (closed on weekends)

 *contains eggs;  vegetarian options;  vegan options


Café Janis

Parisian charm and sophistication meets vivid and laid back climate of Lisbon.

Wicker chairs that take you back to the sunny terraces of the French capital, big open space with a loft feel that reminds you-you’re in a harbour city!

And above all, the one and only Serge Gainsbourg (or rather his picture) overlooking as if he’s ready to sing another ‘Je t’aime’.

This modern bistro is perfect for your all-day breakfast, an afternoon coffee break or even a glass of local wine.

The cart is not the most exciting one but rather basic, fresh and with good ingredients. So if you’re into simplicity on your plate, you’re in the right place!

 address: R. Moeda 1A, 1200-109 Lisboa

opens daily from 08:00 – 01:00 (on Tuesdays closes at 16:00)

 *contains eggs;  vegetarian options;  vegan options


Seagull Method Coffee

A new place to be on the Lisbon coffee map! Get there off the peak hours if you want to grab a table without queing!

Other than that, a fantastic space for breakfast, lunch, an afternoon coffee break or an early dinner. A rich menu, with Ukrainian background that will fulfil the needs of any gourmand.

The interiors are cosy with a pinch of rawness which these days seem to be like an essential ingridient of the ‘millenial/work from home/nomad’ coffee place. But it definitely works out well and makes me feel like coming back soon!

 address: R. da Palmeira 23, 1200-314 Lisboa

opens daily from 09:00 – 23:00 

 *contains eggs;  vegetarian options;  vegan options


The Royal Rawness

Not only is this coffee place new, but it’s also well hidden in a yet undiscovered but oh so exciting neighbourhood of Lisbon – Marvila.

Marvila is becoming an artistic hub of the Portuguese capital and that’s what the Royal Rawness is representing too. It’s located in a historic building and a former wine factory. And with its semi-industrial design, it welcomes a lot of expat entrepreneurs who love it for its coffee shop/bar/restaurant/cantine vibe.

If you feel like taking an atypical stroll in Lisbon – get to Marvila and relax at the Royal Rawness!

 address: Praça David Leandro da Silva 2, 1950-131 Lisboa

openings: Monday-Friday 09:00 – 18:00

Saturday – Sunday 10:00 – 18:00 

 *contains eggs;  vegetarian options;  vegan options


Café com Calma

Another diamond that is hidden in Marvila and already a local institution. Cafe com Calma is mainly famous for its extraordinary yet very affordable lunch menus. But once the busy office people of the hood are well fed and back at their desks, it becomes a chilled and vintage-inspired coffee place – as if you were visiting your grandma!

I highly recommend tasting their homemade cakes (vegan especially) followed by a hot cappuccino!

 address: Rua do Açúcar 10, 1950-242 Lisboa

openings: Monday-Friday 08:00 – 18:00

Saturdays 08:00 – 17:00 (closed on Sundays)

 *contains eggs;  vegetarian options;  vegan options


Fabrica Coffee Roasters

With its two central locations, Fabrica Coffee Roasters makes a great, local and healthier alternative to Starbucks.

Whether you need your coffee for takeaway (in a reusable cup of course) or a proper sit down to follow up on your emails – that’s a great spot.

I appreciate that I’m not checked upon every couple of minutes and can freely take a breather with my book or work without anyone disturbing me.

What’s more, coffee itself is of very good quality (a bit pricy though). It’s carefully roasted and ground on the premises so you can even purchase a sample for yourself.

Location 1

 address: Rua das Flores 63, 1200-193 Lisboa

openings: Monday-Sunday 09:00 – 18:00

Location 2

address: R. das Portas de Santo Antão 136, 1150-269 Lisboa

openings: Monday-Sunday 08:00 – 18:30

 *contains eggs;  vegetarian options;  vegan options


A Luz Ideal

This place is my secret oasis of calmness. If I want to hide from the big city life’s hustle and bustle, I head to A Luz Ideal.

It’s located completely off the historical and touristic centre yet it’s still accessible with public transport.

You’ll cross there only the locals. Some stop by for a quick espresso shot, others for a business meeting and some for a taste of homemade sweets.

But the kindness of both the owners and the passing by customers mixed with the cosiness of the willow-green interiors will let you enjoy this slow life moment.

Highly recommended!

 address: R. Gen. Schiappa Monteiro 2, 1600-160 Lisboa

openings: Tuesday-Friday 09:30 – 19:30

Saturdays 09:30 – 16:00 (closed on Sundays and Mondays)

 *contains eggs;  vegetarian options;  vegan options


Neighbourhood Lisbon

This new coffee shop (opened in September 2019) is already on the mouth of the whole city!

And if I was to describe it in just a couple of words, I would say it’s a “local nomad” place.

The owners – two Australian brothers – who crossed the entire globe to finally find their ideal spot in Lisbon, offer a fusion of their rich multi-cultural experiences with regional products.

Everything is sourced locally -from the craft beer, organic wine, meat to the vegetables that are purchased at the famous Time Out Market.

A great place to feel the modern atmosphere of the city but located in a rather traditional neighbourhood of Santos!

 address: Largo do Conde Barão 25, 1200-163 Lisboa

openings: Mondays 08:00 – 18:00

Tuesdays – Thursdays 08:00 – 20:00

Fridays 08:00 – 23:00

Suturdays 8:30 – 23:00

Sundays 8:30 – 18:00

 *contains eggs;  vegetarian options;  vegan options



What’s the best way to manifest your love for fusion food, vintage deco, funky music and good people? A visit to Manifest.Lisbon!

A good taste welcomes you right at the entrance! A bohemian interior seasoned with friendly service and a pinch of colourful art is more than a perfect recipe.

And on the menu – apart from the smiling waiters and bartenders – avocado toasts, oatmeal, waffles and plenty of more seasonal and locally inspired dishes. All-day long!

 address: Rua da Sociedade Farmacêutica 31, 1150-103 Lisboa

openings: Monday – Wednesday 09:00 – 17:00

Thursday – Saturday 09:00 – 23:00

Sundays 09:00 – 19:00

 *contains eggs;  vegetarian options;  vegan options


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  • UlBorus

    12.03.2019 at 18:17 Reply

    I love cozy places, with laid back atmosphere and coffee and these descriptions and photos make me want to book a flight for Lisbon now! 🙂

    • ania

      12.03.2019 at 19:00 Reply

      awww thank you so much! and Lisbon coffee scene is growing so fast!

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