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Príncipe Real

Establishment neighborhood
Copenhagen Coffee Lab
10 Rua Nova da Piedade, Príncipe Real
With its white stools, white walls, and decidedly minimalist interiors, this coffee shop is what you might expect from Danish owners. Pleasant and unassuming, you’ll find some serious coffee nerds behind the bar, where you can get your fix by V60, Chemex, aeropress, or French press. Good music, decadent cake, various pastries, and a nearby outdoor square make this a great stop—whether you’re in it for the excellent coffee, or not.
A Cevicheria
129 Rua Dom Pedro V, Príncipe Real
A Cevicheria is known for putting a Portuguese spin on Peruvian ceviches (and also for its rather dramatic decór element, a large octopus sculpture that looms over the bar). The rest of the space is white-washed and light-filled, making it a clean slate for the order of choice here—ceviches made with fresh fish that chef Kiko Martins hand-selects from Portuguese markets each morning. And if ceviches are the signature dish here, the pisco sours are the signature cocktail—make sure to get at least one for the table.
This & That
3 Rua Ferragial, Príncipe Real
We love Branca Lagarto and Natacha Tavares Pinto's narrow, light-filled shop for unique, accessible Portuguese design pieces. The walls are hung with sweetly designed graphic prints, and the shelves are stocked with little sculptures and homewares, like star-shaped cutting boards, artful ceramics, and jewelry from local designers. Souvenir-wise, they've got a selection of quirky giftables like ornate craft scissors in the shape of a peacock, oversized erasers, and an old-school boomerang. Don't miss the kids' section.
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