I have covered cool cafes in Lisbon to check out. This post is all about brunch baby! Yes, the best breakfast in Lisbon where you can sit down with friends and family and woof down on delicious break in cool brunch spots in Lisbon.
I love a good slow brunch and enjoy exploring cities through its food, whether that is eating my way through London, chomping down brunch in Melbourne or eating and exploring Amsterdam. I love food and food loves my hips so I guess everyone is a winner?…So, if you are looking for the best coffee in Lisbon to go with the food then below are the best breakfast places in Lisbon to add to your Lisbon itinerary.
12 Breakfast In Lisbon
Wherever you choose to stay in Lisbon, many of these breakfast cafes in Lisbon are easily accessible and a great way to visit different areas of Lisbon. I enjoyed walking through Alfama, Baixa Chado, Belem which has many amazing tourist attractions like the Torre di Belem and my favourite the MAAT which is the perfect spot for watching the sunrise or sunset.
Below were some of my favourite places for brunch and good old breakfast in Lisbon. If you have been to Lisbon let me know if there are more places you would like to add. If this is your first time visiting Lisbon I am sure you will enjoy any one of these places. How many can you manage to visit when in Lisbon?
Where: Rua da Madalena, 121, Lisbon
The original and the best for breakfast or brunch. This 100-year-old cafe is famous for its croissant menu, and you can’t go wrong with the ‘Fabrica’ option with a fried egg, cheese, tomato, and salad, if that all sounds a bit healthy you can plump for a Nutella croissant. All the goods are baked onsite at this beautiful old cafe, and you can admire the antique shop themed decor as you wait.
Where: Rua do Poço dos Negros 1, Lisbon
This is an Australian-Portuguese owned café with a chilled vibe and a rustic stone and wood interior. It is a tiny cafe but is super popular so you may have to queue at busy times. There is a variety of breakfasts on offer from hot breakfasts to pastries, or healthy options such as granola and yogurt. You can grab a toastie or bagel here all day, or recharge with a home-baked treat in the midst of all the sight-seeing.
Where: Rua Serpa Pinto 15A, Chiado, Lisbon
Come here for the delicious Portuguese pastries, the bakery here is out of this world, and as well as the typical Portuguese pasteis de nata you can dig into a croissant or a sandwich on home-baked bread. The eggs benedict is excellent and will set you up for a day of walking up and down the hills of Lisbon.
The staff here are very friendly and accommodating, and the cafe is well located in the centre of Chiado. I love the fact that most of the tables at Tartine are communal, it’s not only easy to find somewhere to squeeze in, but you can get chatting to all sorts of people.
Where: Rua Santos-O-Velho, 2 e 4, Lisbon
This is a cute and cosy place to have breakfast or brunch. There is a vast selection of healthy breakfast and brunch dishes, and they even serve Vinho Verde for breakfast! If you can’t stomach wine at breakfast, go for the fantastic pancakes, scrambled eggs, and coffee.
Where: Rua dos Fanqueiros, 269, Lisbon
Frutaria is a popular spot for breakfast, it has lots of vegan options for those who prefer a plant-based diet, and the breakfasts tend to be more healthy than other places. If you’re heading there before a long day exploring, you can take advantage of the free wifi to plan your trips, but give yourself plenty of time as it can get busy.
Where: 85 da Rua da Escola Politécnica, Príncipe Real, Lisbon
Naked opened its doors in 2017 and thankfully refers to its policy to serving food as ‘clean’ and unprocessed as possible, rather than it being a nudist breakfast joint.
The comprehensive brunch menu is wholesome and delicious, and for the most part, homemade. There are several gluten-free choices on the menu alongside homemade granola, local fruit, local preserves and jams, and tea or coffee from the Portuguese Tea Company.
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Where: Rua de Moçambique, 2, Lisbon
This cafe in an old brick factory is a cosmopolitan place to brunch, and it claims to be the reason for the boost in brunch culture in Lisbon over the last two years. It is still king of the hill as far as authentic Portuguese cuisine goes, focusing more on traditional dishes, than vegan or vegetarian dishes.
Enjoy a coffee and marvel at the reclaimed factory setting, or go all-in with a goat’s cheese omelette, octopus salad or a platter of cold meats from the Alentejo. Don’t worry; you can still get the usual pastries, eggs, and fruit if you can’t face seafood at breakfast time!
city guides by local experts: Brick Café is an authentic Portuguese place to enjoy breakfast, lunch or just sip a cup of coffee after strolling around town
Where: 99 Rua de São Paulo, Lisbon
If you’re an early riser, then this is the breakfast place for you – it opens at 7.30 am for coffee, then the kitchen swings into action at 8 am. The service is excellent here, and the staff are super friendly and happy to advise you on their vegans and vegetarians options. The egg bowl is filling, and the breakfast burrito is outstanding.
This chic Lisbon breakfast place has lots to recommend it, and the menu is varied. Try the corn fritters, poached egg, and avocado will set you up well for a busy day.
Where: Rua de São Nicolau, 17, Lisbon
Love a good breakfast, this is one of the best places for breakfast in Lisbon. Nicolau Lisboa Café opened in 2016 with the aim of offering an all-day breakfast menu at a charming cafe that people could pop in and out of throughout the day. The cafe is relaxed and informal and has an extensive menu of smoothies, pancakes and bagels and similar treats which change seasonally to take advantage of produce in season locally.
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Where: 7 Rua das Gaivotas, Lisbon
Dear Breakfast breakfast and brunch restaurant has two locations in Lisbon, Sao Bento, and a new spot in Chiado. The highlight is the Saturday and Sunday fixed price brunch, which is available between 9 am and 5 pm and consists of jam and a croissant, tea or coffee and a Bloody Mary, Mimosa, or orange juice, plus an egg dish or plate of pancakes, all for €18.50.
The breakfasts are just as good midweek when you can have waffles, sandwiches, or a whole menu of eggs and omelettes.
Where: Rua Nova da Piedade, 10, Lisbon
The Copenhagen Coffee Lab isn’t a typical Portuguese cafe, but it’s a great place to stop for breakfast, and it’s handy for Cais de Sodre station if you’re planning to jump on the Cascais line for a day at the seaside. It is a budget option where you can enjoy fresh fruit juices and a variety of all-day breakfast options. If you’ve overindulged during your stay in Lisbon, you can enjoy a healthy chai latte and fruit and granola rather than more pastries.
The coffee is also an art in itself, having been specially blended in Denmark to give you the perfect cup.
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