Restaurants, Cafés & Co.


  • Taberna da Rua das Flores: Family-run, local restaurant with very good food. Tables cannot be reserved, but are distributed on a first-come-first-served basis from opening (6 pm).
  • Lupita Pizzaria: Super tasty Neapolitan pizza.
  • La Fugitiva Taco Bar: Best Mexican food I've had in Europe so far.
  • The Decadente: Didn't try this unfortunately, but it was recommended to me several times as a good restaurant.
  • Atira-te ao Rio: Sweet restaurant on the opposite bank of the Tagus.
  • Time Out Food Market (Mercado da Ribeira): Food court with several stalls of eateries from Lisbon.

 Cafés & Brunch:

  • Hello, Kristof: Sweet café with breakfast options.
  • Nicolau Lisboa: Breakfast place with a good açaí bowl.
  • Fábrica Coffee Roasters: Coffee roastery with delicious coffee and pastries.
  • São Roque: Ancient café in an architecturally interesting building.
  • Other tips that we were unable to try: Zenith, Fauna & Flora and Heim Café.

 Rooftop Bars:

  • Rooftop of Galeria Zé dos Bois: Lesser-known rooftop (small insider tip!) in a library with good music in the evening.
  • Park Rooftop: Well-known rooftop bar with a hidden entrance.
  • Lumi Rooftop: Hotel bar with a terrific view over the city.
  • Topo Chiado: Bar on the Elevador de Santa Justa with a relaxed atmosphere and a view over the city.

 Pasteís de Nata vs. Pasteís de Belem:

Lisbon is famous for its pastéis de nata, a sweet pastry with a kind of custard filling. At first I thought I wouldn't like it because I'm not usually a big fan of this type of pastry. But then we were all hooked! The best pastéis de nata can be found at Manteigaria. So be sure to pop into one of their branches!

However, the original version of pastéis is said to come from Belém, from the Pastéis de Belém bakery. We were told that the pastéis de Belém would probably taste slightly different to the pastéis de nata from Manteigaria. Of course, we had to try it out. So we bought pastéis from both stores and ate them both cold for the sake of comparison. Our winner? Clearly: Pastéis de Nata from Manteigaria!

I have put together a list of all the places on Google Maps.

You can find the list here.