10 Best Cafes in Lisbon

Avocado toast, bagels, matcha bars, fine espresso drinks and coffee brewed anyway you please- Lisbon’s cafe scene is becoming known for its high standards of freshness, customer service and ethical relationships with local and global farmers and roasters. 

What’s undeniable is the passion and knowledge the local Lisbon cafe scene has for coffee, tea and healthy food. Residents of Lisbon are surprised by how many new cafes pop up daily and how the coffee scene continues to grow at such an incredible speed.  

With so many cafes to pick from, we made it easy for you and selected the top ten cafes in Lisbon. Let’s dive in to see what this global city has to offer cafe aficionados, tourists and freelancers in search of that perfect cup of coffee. 

1. Comoba

If organic, locally sourced, plant-based eats are just as important to you as locally sourced and roasted beans, then check out Comoba. Comoba obtains its produce from a local farm just 50 kilometers from the cafe. Comoba is also a matcha bar and boasts an array of drinks that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but delicious when paired with the house made nut milks. The aesthetic of the cafe is bright, clean and refreshing with wooden tables, stone floors and green plants peppered throughout the cafe. 

  • Address: Rua de São Paulo 101 1200- 430, Lisbon
  • Hours: Everyday 8am-7:30pm
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2. Thank You Mama Cafe

At Thank You Mama Cafe you can count on the utmost quality, as well as a barista who can explain to you what they just did and why they did it. Thank You Mama Cafe offers an array of delicious, house made bagels that could make any New Yorker scream for more. What makes Thank You Mama Cafe especially awesome is the many workshops offered, covering subjects like espresso pulling, coffee brewing methods and yoga and meditation. 

  • Address: Rua Do Forno Do Tijolo 9A, Anjos, 1170-132 Lisboa 
  • Hours: Tue-Fri. 09-6pm / Sat-Sun. 10-5pm
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For those interested in yoga, meditation and wellness, our guest services department helps organizers to plan events and book locations and caterers. Please contact us for more details. 

3. Heim Cafe

Offering breakfast and an out-of-this-world brunch, Heim Cafe is the perfect spot to veer away from the typical tourist spots and catch the flavor of Lisbon’s local, expat scene in the bohemian neighborhood of Santos. People come to this spot for brunch so if that’s your preference be sure to arrive on the early side or you can expect to wait upwards of an hour for a table. Enjoy your beautifully crafted dish, we suggest any of the grilled toasts, with a rich, dark cup of brew or a matcha latte!

  • Address: Rua de Santos-o-Velho 2 E 4 1200-812 Lisbon 
  • Hours: Mon-Sun. 9am - 6pm
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→ A few minutes walk down the street is one of the top museums in Lisbon. Discover more about the cultural sights and attractions in the city when planning your day!

4. The Mill

Craving that flat white? Owned by Australians, The Mill will not disappoint. In addition to the signature espresso drink from the land down under, The Mill offers all day breakfast treats like Vegemite and avocado toast. If those don’t suit your taste buds, then grab a glass of wine and slice of cake. Computers are only permitted at the long communal table so come to this cafe ready to work elbow to elbow with your freelance peers or to just chill in a quaint environment with tasty treats and good drinks.

  • Address: Rua do Poco dos Negros 1, 1200-335 Lisboa
  • Hours: Open Daily 8am- 2pm
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5. Fabrica Coffee Roasters

Fabrica Coffee Roasters is the go-to cafe for those who take their coffee and espresso seriously. There are multiple locations throughout Lisbon and even one in Porto. Be mindful that this cafe does not offer free wi-fi, but also know that if you thoroughly enjoy discussing anything coffee related, then you’re going to get that high quality knowledge exchange without any pretentious attitude from your barista. Did I mention Fabrica roasts their beans on site? Just another reason to pop into one of the locations and check it out for yourself.

6. Bettina & Niccolò Corallo  

Bettina & Niccolo Corallo take their chocolate as seriously as they take their coffee. This is the type of spot that has patrons lining up before it even opens. Bettina & Niccolo Corallo have colonial roots in Sao Tome and Principe and used to exclusively sell coffee sourced from there. This spot is tiny so it’s really the grab and go type of place, but in addition to all the traditional brews and espresso drinks customers can choose from an array of chocolate bars, brownies and even vegan, chocolate sorbet!  

  • Address: Rua da Escola Politécnica 4, 1250-102 Lisboa
  • Hours: Mon-Sat. 10-7pm / Sun. 2-7pm
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7. Dear Breakfast 

If you take your breakfast seriously, from the eggs to the coffee to the juice, then Dear Breakfast is definitely worth a visit. There are three locations throughout Lisbon that offer the same hours and breakfast is served all day. In addition to serving traditional espresso drinks and brews, Dear Breakfast features a pink, caffeine-free cappuccino made from beetroot. The drink is a playful and delicate yet sophisticated approach to healthy eating .

8. Selva

Selva cafe not only stays true to the various ways to brew coffee including but not limited to V60, Aeorpress and Chemex, but also does something totally creative and novel like brew rooibos tea via an espresso machine. Selva also offers healthy dishes like yogurt and granola bowls, acai bowls, avocado toast and smoothies. Selva won’t burn a hole in your pocket either, these prices are very friendly AND Selva welcomes dogs! 

  • Address: Rua Luís de Camões 112 A, 1300-361 Lisboa
  • Hours: Everyday 9-6pm
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9. Cafe Dede’s

Cafe Dede’s  offers a knockout brunch with an array of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. The cafe is inspired by travels to Australia and Asia. Portuguese/Brazilian owner Chef Dede’s CV is just as multifaceted as the dishes he whips up, having worked in countries like Kenya, Italy and Berlin. Most recently, he has been experimenting with fresh, plant-based ingredients. Dede’s offers classic espresso drinks and brews and even caters for private events!

  • Address: Rua de Sant’Ana a Lapa 33B, 1200-796 Lisboa 
  • Hours: Lapa location, everyday: 10:00-16:00
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10. Give It A Shot Cafe

Give It A Shot Cafe is where passion for coffee and creative types intersect and thrive. The space is meant to be multifunctional and hosts live music events, coffee and espresso education workshops and latte art competitions as well as pizza nights. It’s definitely the kind of spot where the inspired can go to be even more inspired in the name of quality espresso and brew and good vibes. 

  • Address: Rua Dom Luis I, 22, 1200-225 Lisbon
  • Hours: Mon-Fri. 9-7pm / Sat-Sun. 10-7pm
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There you have it- Lisbon’s cafe scene has something to offer everyone. Whether it’s a quick specialty coffee to go that you’re looking for, a place to settle in and do some work or a spot to chow down and people watch, Lisbon has got no shortage of options to suit your preferences and desires.

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