Cafes and Delis in Portugal
Cafes and coffee spots have a long-standing tradition in Portugal‘s capital. It is not only where locals socialize, but also where artists, writers and other intellectuals meet to mingle. Most Europeans love coffee and cakes, but the Portuguese are the ones who officially spend the most time and money in cafes according to a study.
in Portugal (and all of Portugal), the coffeehouse is an institution. It has been so since the turn of the century when many were the favorite haunts of literary figures. Several hold on to that historical past with their wonderful Art Deco decoration and have become popular tourist attractions.
Every café or traditional pastelaria (pastry shop) serves croissants and pasteis de nata (custard tarts) which is the most popular Portuguese pastry. Many also serve light meals along with the popular strong bica (espresso) or milky galão (latte). But if you also want to enjoy the outdoors as you drink, you'll find an esplanada (pavement cafe) in practically every main street or avenue, and there is usually a kiosk café standing by the several hilltop miradouros (viewpoints) -- the one by Miradouro da Graça is a good choice for a drink at sunset.
Hard Rock Cafe Lisboa, located downtown at Av. da Liberdade just off “Praca dos Restauradores,” offers the ultimate discovery of modern times and launches you into an atmosphere of electrifying and priceless music memorabilia. From beaches to historical sites, Lisbon offers a wealth of beautiful things to see and do. When you need a break from walking and picture-taking, stroll into our Hard Rock Cafe for thirst-quenching drinks, great food, trendy merchandise, and our famous friendly service.
In addition to breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner we serve a wide range of coffees, fresh juices and cakes – everything homemade with care and affection. More than ten years ago Pois Café has opened it’s doors and we are proud to have established and kept our high standards of quality along these years.