Archive for the 'Eating & drinking' Category

Bakery/cafe Lisbon ‘Fábrica Lisboa': tasty handmade croissants, old fashioned quality, funny vintage decoration & traditional erotic Portuguese pottery

Tweet Bakery/cafe ‘Fábrica Lisboa’ is responsible for the delicious smell wafting through the street Rua da Madelena in Lisbon.. Bakery (padaria)/cafe ‘Fábrica Lisboa’ : delicious handmade rustic bread and croissants ‘Fábrica Lisboa’  has its own production, which means that the croissants, bread, pies or cakes are constantly coming out of the oven in front of the customers. Traditional […]

Cool spot to relax by Lisbon’s river Tagus: Cariocas do Rio, wonderful terrace, sunbeds, good food, slow service, great view 25 April bridge & Cristo Rei statue

Tweet UPDATE: Nowadays the ‘Monte Mar’ restaurant occupies this space If you’re in Lisbon for a few days and looking for a cool spot to relax or enjoy a lunch near the Tagus river, I can recommend ‘Cariocas do Rio’. One of the best places in the area! Terrace ‘Cariocas do Rio’ Lisbon: cool spot to relax […]

Intendente Square Mouraria Lisbon: former grandeur, former red light district, new hotspot, new bars and restaurants & ‘Josephine’, a Portuguese Bistrô-Bar with an international touch

Tweet Lisbon has a lot to offer! If you love historic districts out of the tourist path, you must visit Largo (square) do Intendente, area Mouraria : formerly a place of prostitution and drugs, nowadays a great place to spend time with family, friends and for lovers. New bar & bistro ‘Josephine ‘ Lisbon, Square Largo do Intendente 59, July 2014 […]

Restaurant/gallery ‘House of Wonders’ in Cascais near Lisbon: lovely roof terrace, healthy food, recycled furniture, African articraft & Dutch owner Anna Catharina

Tweet The ‘House of Wonders’ is really worth a visit if you are in Portugal’s famous vacation spot Cascais. Looking for a healthy lunchtime snack or dinner this unique place is easy to find in the center of the former fishing village close to the beach. Easy to reach from Lisbon (ca. 30 min. by train) Roof terrace ‘House of […]

Saint George’s Castle Lisbon overlooking lively square Martim Moniz: multicultural delicacies, market, aphrodisiacs, ‘Shit’ liqueur, terraces, (live) music, dancing & starting point tourist tram 28

Tweet When you travel to Lisbon it is a must to visit the legendary St. George’s castle. Walking from the beautiful  Rossio square to Castelo de São Jorge, you will cross square Praça Martim Moniz (GOOGLE MAP), starting point of the legendary tram 28, a ‘must do’ Lisbon attraction. Square Martim Moniz February 2013: Kiosk ‘A Preta’ (‘The Black’) : João (Johnny) and […]

ViniPortugal Lisbon & wine lovers: taste a selection of fine Portuguese wines at Sala Ogival Praça do Comerçio, one of Lisbon’s most majestic squares

Tweet A very pleasant and interesting way to start the night in Lisbon and to learn more about history and culture of Portuguese wines! Free admission. Tasting 2-4  different wines: 2 euros Maria João Menezes – ViniPortugal Managing Director Lisbon ViniPortugal in Lisbon is located in the Ministry of Agriculture premises in Terreiro do Paço (Praça do Comerçio), one […]

Confeitaria Nacional Lisbon: traditional teahouse, delicious cakes, international awarded & once supplier of the Royal Portuguese Family

Tweet This famous traditional teahouse opened in 1829 by Baltazar Ruiz Castanheiro, when Portugal was divided by the liberal struggles. It still remains in the hands of the same family today and has won recognition in various international exhibitions both for its traditional Portuguese cakes and pastries, and for its creative innovation over the years. Very creative, […]

‘Grande dame’ tea and lunchroom ‘Versailles’ Lisbon: elegant atmosphere, outstanding old-fashioned service & delicious homemade cakes and pastries

Tweet If you like visit one museum during your stay in Lisbon make it the Gulbenkian. It’s the collection of the Armenian oil billionaire who made Lisbon his home. It covers everything from Egyptian to 20th Century art. Tea and lunchroom Versailles After visiting the Gulbekian Museum, a must-do is to go to the nearby and wonderful […]

Cheap traditional restaurants in Lisbon at Praça da Figueira & Portuguese soup (sopa)

Tweet The Praça da Figueira (Square of the Fig Tree) is a large square in the centre of Lisbon. Around 1885, a large covered market of 8,000 m² was built. This market existed until 1949, when it was demolished. Since then the square has been an open space, with four-storey buildings, occupied by hotels, cafés/small […]

Lisbon & autumn: the unmistakable smell of roasted chestnuts (castanhas) ‘quente e boas!’ (‘get’em hot!) & November 11 St Martin Day traditions

Tweet The unmistakable smell of roasted chestnuts (castanhas assadas) is announcing autumn’ s arrival in Portugal. ‘Quentes e boas’! ‘(Get’ em hot!). This cry goes out on the Lisbon streets. ‘Hot and good, a dozen for € 2“. Much to the chagrin of many, the traditional paper cone made out of the Yellow Papers has been replaced […]