Cafe Gallery ‘House of Wonders’ in Cascais near Lisbon: lovely sunny roof terrace, home cooked food, recycled boat furniture, African articraft & Dutch owner Anna Catharina
The ‘House of Wonders’ is really worth a visit if you are in Portugal’s famous vacation spot Cascais. Looking for a lunchtime snack this unique place is easy to find in the center of the former fishing village close to the beach. Easy to reach from Lisbon (30 min. by train)
Roof terrace ‘House of Wonders’ in Cascais: excellent relaxing place!
The lovely roof terrace with comfortable cushions is situated on the top of the beautiful building. Even in wintertime when the weather is good you can sit here and enjoy the fabulous bayview and the sunset.
Harbour- and seaview from roof terrace ‘House of Wonders’ Cascais
Anna De Bruin is from Dutch origin and owner of “House of Wonders” in Cascais. “I lived 20 years in Africa and South America, where I launched the 1st collection of recycled boat furniture in the Caribbean”.
Cafe Gallery ‘House of Wonders’ owner Anna Catharina de Bruin
Anna: “ I chose Portugal to live because this country is very human and very authentic. It’s a mix between Europe and Africa, where many people are connected to this continent and in spite of the crisis they are positive, like me”.
First floor cafe the “House of Wonders” Cascais, December 2012
You can enjoy a range of home cooked food from the cafe. It is not a vegetarian restaurant but there are good options available. The menu often offer home made soup, quiches, pies and very tasty salads.
Snack with presunto (traditional Portuguese ham): delicious!
The food is fantastic and also the very friendly staff! Prices are fair, like a quiche and salad (€ 7.50), vegetable soup (€ 3.50) and a glass of good Portuguese white wine (€3.75).
First floor cafe & art gallery the “House of Wonders” Cascais
The first floor cafe is also an art gallery and there are beautiful African artifacts for sale, mainly handmade. I met a nice lady from Boston: Lynn Kenney (picture). If you are traveling alone the “House of Wonders’ is a cozy place to meet other people from around the world.
First floor Cafe & art gallery “House of Wonders’ Cascais: Bernardo and Anna
Anna: “This project was my dream! I opened the “House of Wonders” in Cascais around 3 years ago – a beautiful space, very cozy. A unique concept that features furniture and decorative pieces in natural wood, made from old dhowns – abandoned boats from the beaches of the Swahili coast – Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique.
Ground floor “House of Wonders” Cascais: beautiful recycled boat furniture from Africa
Website with information about how the abandoned boats make their way into Europe’s world of organic and chic furniture design
First floor Cafe & art gallery “House of Wonders’ Cascais