What a view! One of the favorite places of many Lisbon locals and visitors. Cafe Noobai is located on Miradouro (viewpoint) de SantaCatarina, also known as Adamastor.
Cafe Noobai, overlooking the Tagus River, March 2018
Relaxed ambiance & nice people
Cafe /restaurant Noobai is certainly worth a visit because of the wonderful view over the Tagus (Tejo) river side, the relaxed ambience and the nice people. One of my favorite places! 🙂
Cafe Noobai, 2010
Noobai is a Rooftop Bar Restaurant located at the trendy Santa Catarina Belvedere . Situated on a Lisbon hilltop Noobai has a panoramic view over the old town houses, the modern buildings, the Tagus river, the harbor, the “25 de Abril” bridge and the amazing sunset.
Welcome! Short term rental (since 10 year) fully equipped apartment, Lisbon city center. Direct from Dutch owner 60–70 € with 2 persons, 3 pers. € 90, 4/6 persons € 90-120.From 2 persons, 3 nights.5 nights or more 10 % discount. Private quiet patio. No separate rooms for rent. Due to cancellation available from 26-30 March.
Nowadays historic area Mouraria is a multiculti and lively area filled with very cheap taverns. Not a noisy touristic área; there’s some traffic driving through the narrow one-way streets.
Journalist Pedro Rita will give you the keys by arrival in Lisbon
From the airport (8 km), a taxi will take you (about € 10-12 ) in 15 minutes to my apartment.
Also easy to reach by metro. Nearby places: Sintra, Estoril, Cascais and beaches of Costa da Caparica.
Mouraria apartment Lisbon & room October 2017
From the apartment it is less than a 15 minutes walk to popular and vibrant area Bairro Alto, Lisbons heart of funky bars and restaurants.
Mouraria is a ancient area in the heart of Lisbon wherefadowas born.
Though it’s very far south, Lisbon’s Atlantic breezes keep it generally a little cooler than other cities on the same latitude. June is probably the best summer month to visit, especially since the Saints’ festivalsfall then. Spring and fall are very pleasant, warm, and sunny. Winter tends to stay warm too, but the rain can be relentless.
Apartment in area Mouraria Lisbon: room November 2016
Facilities: living-room, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and pátio (30 m2)
living room with comfortable bank and table with 4 chairs (Linum) and 2 comfortable chairs. Smart/Satellite TV, radio/CD-player, WiFi. Double glazed windows.
3 sleeping rooms with comfortable beds and windows (quiet). 6 people can sleep comfortably. New duvets and luxury duvet-covers (Essenza);
Chicco babybed plus mattrass ( 0-4 years), little baby bath;
bathroom with tub, shower, wc, bidet, washing machine and dryer (free use). Towels (no beach towels), hairdryer;
kitchen with 2 fridges, micro-wave, 4-burner-electric-cooker, pans, coffee-maker, fruit juicer, (wine) glasses, plates, cutlery, kitchen-linen, 2 tablecloths, etc.;
outside: sunny (from March – October) and quiet patio. Large wooden table, 6 comfortable chairs, 2 bamboo chairs, 1 relax chair and 2 parasols. 2 BBQs;
heating in all rooms via Heatwafer ecopanels, mobile airco.
3-bedroom apartment in historic area Mouraria Lisbon: bathroom
Bathroom with tub, toilet, bidet, washing machine and dryer (free use)
Apartment Mouraria Lisbon: Paula Ferreira takes care of the cleaning
Free use of wireless internet (no laptop available). Reservation with contract and cancellation conditions. Inclusive: electricity, gas, water, free WiFi. Cleaning: 40 euro.
Mouraria Lisbon apartment: one of the 3 sleeping rooms (with window, very quiet)
Payment procedure: 20 % by reservation to guarantee your booking and to block the dates off for you in the calendar. You are required to do the second payment (80%) around 2 weeks before your arrival. (Pay by arrival in cash is also possible).
Apartment Mouraria historical center Lisbon
Sleeping room streetside
Mouraria 3 bedroom apartment Lisbon sunny patio from March till October
Patio (30 m2) with beautiful flowering jasmine, March 2017
Lisbon Mouraria 3 -bedroom apartment: December 2017
Restaurant Ibo in Lisbon is a remarkable culinary experience! A sunny day, delicious food and a beautiful view over the river Tagus: what more do you want for lunch during a trip to Lisbon?
Restaurant ‘Ibo’ Lisbon facing the Tagus river: a surprising culinary experience
Lisbon is divided into 2 parts by the river Tagus, Portugal’s longest river. Restaurant ‘Ibo”, situated at the north bank, is housed in a former salt warehouse built in the beginning of the 20th century, next to Cais do Sodré ferry terminal.
Restaurant ‘Ibo’ Lisbon: my friend Erika Reusens likes dishes with flavours from Mozambique
The restaurant’s name refers to an island in the Indian Ocean north of Mozambique: Ibo. We ordered:
Caril de Camarão (shrimp curry) 19 €,Caril de Galinha à Mocambicana(chicken curry) 19 €, a bottle of white wine, Castello D’Alba18 € (exclusively wines from the best Portuguese producers and winemakers), agua (water) 2 €.
Restaurant ‘Ibo’ Lisbon & wonderful views from the terrace
Former colony of the Portuguese empire
Mozambique became independent in 1975, after over four centuries of Portuguese rule: famous explorer Vasco da Gama reportedly rested on the island in 1502. In the late eighteenth century, Portuguese colonialists built the Fort of São João, which still survives, and the town, as a slave port, became the second most important in the region. Nowadays the beautiful Ibo island is a popular tourist area.
Restaurant ‘Ibo’ Lisbon, a sunny day in November & one of the friendly waiters
Starters: in the more expensive Portuguese restaurants you have to pay for starters like bread, cheese and often olives or shrimps.
The waiter will bring you some unrequested starter dishes: as those are not free, feel free not to touch them and they will not be charged on your bill (não, obrigado). In this restaurant you pay 3 € for a starter (some bread, tapenade and humus) which is OK, because sometimes 10/15 € is added for a small starter you did not ask for.
Restaurant ‘Ibo’ Lisbon & flavours from former Portuguese colony Mozambique
Camarões selvagens à Laurentina (wild shrimps), € 19: really delicious! Glass of white wine (VB Crasto) € 5.50
Lovely ladies & Laurentina beer
The waiter told me that Laurentina is Mozambique’s oldest beer brand. The name is dedicated to lovely ladies: ‘laurentinas’ 😉 . Read more…
This restaurant specializes in the food of Mozambique but adds a few influences from another former Portuguese colony, India’s Goa. The freshness and quality of products is ensured, because the owner, João Pedrosa, daily visits the nearby old and Lisbon’s legendary market Mercado da Ribeira (really worth to go there , only 5 minutes walk).
Restaurant ‘Ibo‘ Lisbon: casa do banho (ladies’ room)
Don’t expect an interior decorated with all kinds of art from Africa. There’s a modern and bright decoration inside the restaurant. Until I visited the ladies’ room: a beautiful portrait, this African lady on the wall! But she doesn’t seem to be very happy….
Restaurant ‘Ibo‘ Lisbon & terrace view: ferry to the other side of the river Tagus
From here you can easily take the ferry (every 10 minutes) to Cacilhas (a part of Lisbon, the other side of the river), return ticket: cheap : more………….
Restaurant/Cervejaria “Farol” (lighthouse) is just by the ferry-terminal, the food is finger licking good! We enjoyed a fresh dourada(sea bream). A Cervejaria is a ‘beerhouse’, where beer is produced (or used to be produced) and where you can eat as well. There are many cervejaria’s around and in Lisbon and the quality of the food is normally very good.
From restaurant ‘Farol’ you can walk along the river to the elevator to reach the famous Cristo Rei statue and enjoy the wonderful view on downtown Lisbon.
Abandoned and ruinous old warehouses in Cacilhas, Lisbon on the other side of the river Tagus
Elevator to Cristo Rei Statue
After passing some abandoned and ruinous very old warehouses (wonderful old buildings!) and 2 restaurants: ‘Atire-te-ao-rio’, which means ‘throw yourself into the river’, and restaurant Ponto Final, you can go by elevator to reach the Cristo Rei statue.
A sweeping view of the city and Ponte 25 de Abril (25th of April Bridge) from the top of the 82m (270ft) high pedestal (by elevator). This enormous monument is built in 1959 in thanks to God for having spared Portugal during World War II, inspired by the famous statue in Rio de Janeiro. ‘God opens his arms to the city’. View from Cristo Rei Movie
You can go back to the Cacilhas ferry terminal by bus # 101.
While walking around in area Príncipe Real in Lisbon we discovered Italian restaurant & pizzeria Zero Zero. One of the most beautiful terraces in the city, just near the Botanical Garden (Jardim Botânico, one of Europe’s finest!)
Italian restaurant Zero Zero Lisbon, lovely outdour dining area & friend Margriet de Vrieze
Restaurant Zero Zero has one of Lisbon’s most beautiful terraces in the city center. We feel a bit like being in the heart of Italy, in the shade of bougainvilleas and the scent of flowers. A part of he terrace is covered with a canopy made of (I guess) willow branches, creating a lovely filtered sunlight.
Italian restaurant & pizzeria Zero Zero Lisbon: delicious food
Starter Fried Squid (Entrada Frittura di Calamari), eggplant, carrot and broccoli€ 9.00; Salade Caprese with Mozzarella € 8.00; Salade Couscous with gambas € 12.00; small bottle of water € 1.50; 2 glasses of white wine (Trebbiano Marche) € 6.00. 2 cafe Espresso € 2:00
Italian restaurant & pizzeria Zero Zero Lisbon & beautiful terrace with bougainvilleas
Restaurant Zero Zero does not accept reservations but in case you have to wait for a table you can taste a variety of Italian cheeses and hams in the little deli shop at the entrance of the restaurant. My experience: when you arrive for lunch around 12:30, there are plenty of tables available, also outside.
Italian restaurant & pizzeria Zero Zero Lisbon, June 2016
Pizza Formaggiosa € 10.50: tomato, mozzarella Fior di latte (written also as fiordilatte, made from fresh pasteurized or unpasteurized cow’s milk), gorgonzola, spinach and nuts. Pizza Cappriccio € 12.00: ham, cheese and mushrooms; Salade Couscous with gambas € 12; glass of white wine (Trebbiano Marche) € 3.00.
Italian restaurant & pizzeria Zero Zero Lisbon & inside pizza oven
Pizza is not one of my favorite dishes, but my friends loved the great quality. ZeroZero offers 15 pizza choices and besides there are lots of vegetarian options. If you eat inside you can see pizzas being made. The service was done with care and sympathy!
Restaurant Zero Zero Lisbon September 2017: friend Marinus Broere & delicious tiramisu (€ 5)
‘00′ or Zero Zero
All the ingredients come from the best Italian producers, especially the Venice region.
The secret is in the dough, Zero Zero’ pizzeria uses a ‘balanced mixture of flour ’00’ and some other flours.
That’s why the name of this fine restaurant: ‘00′ or Zero Zero 😉
Italian restaurant & pizzeria Zero Zero Lisbon: small deli shop at the restaurant’s entrance
More than a restaurant
Zero Zero is assumed to be Lisbon’s first Proseccheria‘ , thanks to the Prosecco bar at the entrance and their classic cocktails.
Italian restaurant & pizzeria Zero Zero Lisbon: NV Lissabon September 2017
Small deli shop
At the entrance of the restaurant there’s also a small deli where a variety of Italian cheeses, hams and delicacies can be bought in order to bring to your table or to take-away.
Italian restaurant & pizzeria ZeroZero Lisbon: small deli shop at the restaurant’s entrance
Park Eduard VIIin Lisbon is popular: people from all over the world make amazing photos from the top of the park. It is also really worth it to visit the Greenhouseat the end of the park and the kiosk with a terrace where you can enjoy your coffee or lunch. Great place for families with children!
Lisbon Greenhouse & Estufa Fria (litt. the Cold House), November 2016
The Estufa Fria de Lisboa is an eight hectare greenhouse that was erected in 1933 by architect Raul Carapinha, located in Eduardo VII Park, one of the most important parks that exist in the city. It is one of the most visited sites, by both students and tourists. MAP
Lisbon Greenhouse & Estufa Fria (litt. the Cold House), November 2016
The Greenhouse, initially thought out as a place to simply shelter various types of plants, it has become one of the most pleasant green spaces in Lisbon, where you can spend a few enjoyable hours between lakes, waterfalls, brooks, statues and hundreds of different plant specimens from all over the world. A place that gives its visitors a sense of tranquility and well being.
Lisbon Greenhouse & Estufa Fria, November 2016
Lisbon Greenhouse & three different areas
This Greenhouse is managed by the Lisbon City Council and is divided into three different areas: (Estufa Fria), litt. the cold house, without heating system; Estufa Quente (the Hot House), with glass dome, and the smaller Estufa Doce, (Sweet House), where cactusses are grown.
Lisbon Greenhouse & Estufa Fria (the Cold House), November 2016
The Greenhouse’s history
The Estufa Fria started being planted in 1910, as a part of the urban plan of the Park Eduaro VII. In 1975 the ‘Hothouse’ and the ‘Sweet House’ were open to the public. These new exhibitions had tropical and equatorial plants on permanent display.
Wonderful! Lisbon Greenhouse & Estufa Fria (the Cold House), November 2016
This is not the first time we went here for lunch, because my friends Alexandra Tops and Margarethe de Vrieze recommended this lovely place in the park where you can order good food for affordable prices.
The pavilion is a venue for temporary exhibitions, while a small permanent exhibition on Carlos Lopes displays the great runner’s trophies and equipment, including the shoes he wore during the Los Angeles Olympic marathon in 1984.
There ‘s a gem in Lisbon with spectacular city views from the top of a shopping center: rooftop restaurant/ bar ‘Topo’ (Top) overlooking popular square Martim Moniz.
View from restaurant/bar ‘Topo’ : squareMartim MonizLisbon & Castle of São Jorge
Located on the top floor of the shopping center at square Martim Moniz, this space was once a retail warehouse of Chinese products now being a modern restaurant / bar. Perfect place for a lunch or a late afternoon with cocktails, snacks and good music.
Mafalda Malafaya, Managing Director ‘Topo’ restaurant/bar Lisbon
The staff is wonderful, every time I return I am greeted with a big smile!
Being there for the first time, coming out of the elevator entering ‘Topo’ s space, the views are overwhelming! Everybody is making pictures before sitting down, just like I did 🙂 🙂
Restaurant/bar ‘Topo’ near Mouraria area Lisbon: lunch with friend Erika Reusens
Also the menu is surprising: we started our lunch with Tosta Gambas alioli (toast with garlic prawns): € 6, Tártaro de novilho (calf beef tartare) € 14.00, Tártaro de atum (tuna tartare) € 12.00, bottle of white wine (Pinta Negra) € 15, small bottle of water € 1.50, coffee (bica) € 1.50. Our bill for 2 persons: € 50:00.
A small remark: I also tasted the Prego (a popular sandwich in Portugal) with tuna (€ 11:00), but the bread was baked too hard and (for my taste) the french fries are too salty.
Restaurant/ bar ‘Topo’ near Mouraria area Lisbon & open air rooftop bar
Open air rooftop bar & restaurant area with glazed walls
The restaurant area is surrounded by walls of glass, and also a part of the open air rooftop bar is covered with sheets of transparent plastic.
Rooftop bar ‘Topo’, Mouraria Lisbon. Picture: Marcel van Paridon
A wonderful space if you’re not scared of heights! I am .. 🙁
Bar / restaurant ‘Topo’ Lisbon: rooftop bar & wonderful city skyline
Bar / restaurant ‘Topo’ Lisbon: rooftop bar. Sander Offenberg from Holland loves the city skyline 🙂 picture: Marcel van Paridon
Square Intendente – a great place, 10 minutes walk from here
If you love historic districts out of the tourist path, you must visit Largo (square) do Intendente, : formerly a place of prostitution and drugs, nowadays a great place to spend time with family and friends.
View from bar/ restaurant ‘Topo’ Lisbon: historic areaMouraria and the hills of Graça
The ‘House of Wonders’ is really worth a visit in Cascais. This unique place is easy to find in the center, close to the beach. Easy to reach from Lisbon (ca. 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)
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
Located in the Cais do Sodréarea in Lisbon with a privileged view of the Tagus River,restaurant/cafe Vestigius offers a fabulous terrace space!
Vestigius restaurant Lisbon near the Tagus river & waterfront dining
Vestigius offers Portuguese and Italian cuisine: pizza’s hamburgers, tapas, Portuguese petiscosand snacks, to accompany the great diversity of wines, gins and cocktails. In addition it’s a meeting place for arts & culture, music and literature.
Vestigius restaurant Lisbon near the Tagus river & wonderful vintage decor
Former warehouse in ruins & artistic charm
Originally this place was a port warehouse in ruins from the nineteenth century near the river Tagus. Now it’s turned into a space with a wonderful vintage decor, made from abandoned warehouse wreckage and second-hand parts, acquired in auctions and fleamarkets like the legendary Feira da Ladra in Lisbon
Vestigius restaurant Lisbon near the Tagus river & 2nd floor terrace
Stunning river views
The terrace on the second floor gives stunning views of the April 25 bridgeand the Cristo Rei statue, but the (good) music from the speakers near our table was too loud to talk with each other.
Vestigius restaurant Lisbon near the Tagus river & wonderful vintage decor
Exhibitions & Music
An essential component in Vestigius are the exhibitions, whether painting, drawing, photography or other areas and supports. Every month there’s a new exhibition. More…
Due to the great Tagus riverviews and good affordable food, I used to visit this great location in Lisbon a lot. Lately former restaurant ‘Cariocas do Rio’ has been replaced by a new restaurant: ‘Monte Mar’.
Restaurant ‘Monte Mar’ Lisbon: near the Tagus river & great riverview
Good reputation: ‘Monte Mar’ restaurant in Guincho, 30 km from Lisbon
The location of the new ‘Monte Mar’ restaurant near the Tagus river in Lisbon could not be better, and besides the restaurant with the same name in Guincho, Cascais (30 km from Lisbon) has a very good reputation: it’s famous for its fresh fish and seafood dishes.
Restaurant ‘Monte Mar’ Lisbon near the Tagus river: wonderful views
Bad service & big TV screens
The waiter was totally not interested to solve our complaints about the noise coming out of one of the big TV-screens (football), placed quite close to our table. Sometimes we were not able to talk to each other. He could suggest us to be moved to another table? The atmosphere in this place feels like ‘just making money’.
Decor & plastic chairs
My friend, wearing a skirt, has to put a cotton napkin on her chair. The ‘industrial-chic’ chairs are made of a plastic material being too sticky in warm temperatures 🙁
Restaurant ‘Monte Mar’ Lisbon near the Tagus river & TV screen near our table
Restaurant ‘Monte Mar’asks an average of € 25 to 30 for a plate. You would expect great service for that price.
Planning a trip to Lisbon? There are lots of other restaurants situated near the river Tagus with delicious food ( where you pay half of the price)…. and besides with super friendly waiters 🙂 🙂