The ‘Clara Clara’ Cafe in Alfama Lisbon is a kiosk in the garden-terrace of (Santa Clara), overlooking the Tagus (Tejo) River and the National Pantheon (Church of Santa Engracia) at Lisbon’s legendary flea market, Feira da Ladra.
‘Clara Clara’ kiosk cafe in the heart of fleamarket Feira da Ladra, Lisbon
This small and quiet garden is a nice place to sit down and relax after browsing the legendary fleamarket Feira da Ladra, Lisbon or after visiting the nearby National Pantheon , in which important Portuguese personalities are buried.
Clara Clara terrace & view on the Tagus river, Lisbon
This garden was built in 1862. It provides a panoramic view of the Tagus River. Clara Clara Cafe presents complementary activities such as music or entertainment for kids . A little further down, there is a playground.
Playground and game tables for children – kiosk cafe Clara Clara Lisbon
As for the menu, the cafe offers coffee, (bica), tea (chá) and Portuguese wines such as Vinho Verde (green wine), beer (imperial) and lemonade, fresh fruit shakes or a sandwich.
Clara Clara terrace in summertime
An inviting terrace in summertime: you can cool off under the trees of the garden. The kiosk cafe offers food and drinks – fresh seasonal products – with a careful selection of cheeses and wines, at tables under the trees in sumertime.
Clara Clara cafe in June, the kiosk is decorated with garlands (Feast Days of the Popular Saints)
This beautiful garden was named after Pedro Amaral Boto Machado, a Portuguese Republican politician and governor (from May 1913 till May 1915) of the islands of São Tomé and Príncipe, discovered and claimed by Portugal in the 1470s. Independence was granted on July 1975.
Clara Clara Cafe is open daily from 10:00 AM to midnight. Easy to reach by old tram 28.
Clara Clara Cafe in wintertime (december)
In winter season the cafe offers heaters and blankets. Nothing better than a tea, hot chocolate or a Vinho Quente (hot red mulled wine) on a cold afternoon. The scones and hot croissants already have enough fans, as well as the chocolate muffins.
In Lisbon you can still find a lot of nostalgic Moorish kiosks cafes
The garden is surrounded by the flea market
Fleamarket Feira da Ladra, Lisbon (every Tuesday and Saturday from dusk till dawn)