Bairro Alto Specialty
Rua do Loreto 2, Bairro Alto
Watching Manteigaria’s bakers expertly knock out hundreds (if not thousands) of those sweet, blistered custard tarts in minutes is, to say the least, captivating. Skip breakfast and fuel up with thimbles of the bakery’s velvety espresso and one or two still-warm tarts dusted in cinnamon sugar.
1 Rua do Poço dos Negros, Bairro Alto
The owners of this cozy modern café are Portuguese and Australian—and you can count on The Mill both for a great wine list, which rotates every few months, and also healthy breakfast fare like bircher muesli and avocado toast with poached eggs. The menu is designed around seasonal produce—and you can always stop by for fresh bagels, pastries, and excellent coffee. The staff is warm and helpful; it’s the kind of place you could stop in for a quick breakfast, or easily kill an entire afternoon.
103 Rua do Poço dos Negros, Bairro Alto
Opened by a freelance graphic designer who felt too isolated doing work from home, this welcoming café is the perfect place to set up shop for the afternoon with a laptop or a book. Quality coffee, fresh pastries, and a wall of independent magazines all contribute to its cozy, comfortable vibes.
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