120 Rua Garrett, Chiado, Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon cafes are known for their grand architecture and culinary appeal, this cafe in Baixa district is a perfect example. Located in the old quarter of Lisbon, near Chiado Square, Cafe A Brasileira (The Brazilian Cafe) is a true Lisbon monument. Throughout history this cafe served as a favorite haunt of writers, artists and journalists. Outside this famous cafe, stands the most photographed statue of the greatest Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa who was a frequent visitor of this famous cafe. Since opening its doors back in 1905 it continues to attract tourists and locals alike.


LisbonEye suggests you make this famous Lisbon cafe a perfect spot to take a break after you have walked the hills of Lisbon and spent a day sightseeing. Revitalize your body and mind by taking a break and enjoy a healthy drink at this historical cafe in Rua Garrett. This idyllic cafe started as a coffeehouse selling authentic Brazilian coffee and was the first to offer “bica”, a strong for of coffee. Locals are still preferring the “bica” over an expresso even though Cafe A Brasileira dishes out very good expressos, sandwiches, local treats such as the famous “pastel de nata”and other favorite beverages that make up its menu.


This coffee shop’s decor is grand with old carved wood and burnished metal furnishings. Opulent mirrored walls adorn the beautiful ceilings with chandeliers hanging high above, creating an inspiring ambiance. It has a distinct entrance with its green and gold sign above the doorway. Guests are invited to sit inside along the wooden booths or linger on their coffee out on the terrace at alfresco tables, under the bright orange umbrellas. During your Lisbon holiday, while you walk the city’s quaint cobbled streets and narrow alleys, take a short break and enjoy a refreshing drink at this fine Lisbon cafe.