Café ‘Leitaria A Camponeza’ Lisbon, once a milkshop & Portuguese ‘Art Nouveau’ style

If you look for a nice and quiet café after walking around in the Rossio area in Lisbon, this 100 years old cafe is really worth it to sit down and admire the place !

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This is an old-fashioned Leitaria, specializing in milk products and pastries, whose blue-tiled walls display bucolic scenes. One of my favorite cafes: the atmosphere, the kind of people….mostly Purtuguese, drinking a bica (strong coffee) or a tea (chá) while reading a newspaper.

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This house is for over 100 years in the same family: Ana Claudia Diogo (r) and her niece Filipa Indias.

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Ana Diogo’s grand grand father, José Domingos Diogo, built this place (pictures of the family are hanging on the wall), from origin a milkshop, in Portuguese ‘Art Nouveau’ style and beautiful tiles (azulejos). The café was recently renovated, but with care….

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Chá (tea) in a pot (in style) 1,20 euro. The coffee, cakes, and sandwiches are all good.

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The cafe ” Leitaria A Camponeza” is open from 07:45 – 19:00, closed on Sundays

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Leitaria ‘A Camponeza’ , Rua dos Sapateiros, 155/157, Lisbon

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