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Lonely planet recommended, Café A Brasileira: The champion of Lisbon's Chiado district.
Yum, I think i can smell the delicious pastries and coffee from here...
Considering the cafés touristy appeal, the price list wasn't too extreme, for example, a ham and cheese croissant cost €2.70 (table price), a coffee with the best pastel de nata in Lisbon cost €5 (alfresco price), plus the espresso is cheap, priced at €1. Main meals and alcoholic beverages are also available for purchase, albeit a warm beer warning needs to follow... WARM BEER WARNING!
Considering how busy the cafe can be, I surprisingly managed to find seating straight away and the service was rather quick. The premises also has bathrooms located downstairs which are free to use for paying customers (with proof of receipt).
Outside of Café a Brasileira is a hive of activity. The cafe and alfresco area are situated on a busy shopping thoroughfare that is popular with street performers and attracts high foot-traffic, making it a perfect place to sit and watch the world go by.
CAFÉ A BRASILEIRA LOCATION
120 Rua Garret, Lisbon, Portugal.
PHONE: +351 21 346 9541
Open from 8 am to 2 am, 7 days per week.