Breakfast at Bowls and Bar in Lisbon

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Brunch is my favorite meal of the day, and Lisbon is my favorite city for brunch. Here’s where to find the best brunch in Lisbon to start your day off right. 

16 Places to Try the Best Brunch in Lisbon

Bowls and Bar

A table with a breakfast bowl and coffee cup with two people working at laptops at Bowls and Bar Lisbon

I stop at Bowls and Bar nearly every time I go into the city. This artsy coffee shop and brunch cafe is located in the Sao Bento neighborhood and you can watch the yellow trams roll by while you sip your coffee. There’s a flower shop inside so it always smells amazing and they have a big menu of sweet and savory breakfast and lunch options. The Shakshouka and the morning oatmeal bowl with peanut butter and fresh fruit are two of my all-time favorite dishes. 

The Mill

Banana bread from The Mill in Lisbon

Two words: Blueberry. Pancakes. Ever since my friends introduced me to The Mill in Lisbon, I’ve had dreams about those pancakes. The Mill also serves amazing banana bread and a wide variety of breakfast favorites like toasts, bagels, bowls, and rostis with poached egg. It’s located on the popular Rua do Poço dos Negros and if you sit near the window, you can watch the yellow Lisbon tram roll past while you eat. 

  • Hours: 8:00am – 3:00pm weekdays, 8:00am – 4:00pm weekends
  • Address: Rua do Poço dos Negros 1, Lisboa, 1200-355
  • The Mill Lisbon Website

Dear Breakfast

Breakfast bowl from Dear Breakfast Bica Lisboa

Dear Breakfast is a popular Lisbon brunch spot with locations in Bica, Alfama, and Chiado. While often busy, this Lisbon breakfast cafe has a relaxing atmosphere, great coffee and juices, and an all-day breakfast menu made from local ingredients. My favorite dishes are the Healthy Rancheros and Eggs Benedict, but you really can’t go wrong at Dear Breakfast.

  • Hours: 9:00am – 4:00pm weekdays, 9:00am – 5:00pm weekends
  • Bica address: Rua das Gaivotas, 17, Lisboa
  • Chiado address: Calçada Sao Francisco, 35, Lisboa
  • Alfama address: Largo de Santo Antonio da Sé, 16, Lisboa
  • Dear Breakfast Website

Nicolau Lisbon 

Pancakes and bowls at Nicolau, the best brunch in Lisbon

Looking back at pictures from brunch at Nicolau Lisbon is making me hungry! Nicolau offers all-day, everyday brunch with menu items like sweet and savory pancakes, halloumi, french toast, acai bowls, and of course, fresh orange juice. We ordered nearly everything on the menu and had no regrets. The bright, colorful interior was the icing on the cake. 

  • Hours: Every day from 8:30am to 10:30pm
  • Address: Rua de São Nicolau, 17, Baixa, 1100-547 Lisboa
  • Phone: +351 21 886 03 12
  • Nicolau Lisbon Website

Maria Food Hub

A dish served at brunch at Maria Food Hub

If you want to check out a showstopping brunch cafe in Lisbon, head to the beautifully decorated and plant-filled Maria Food Hub in Anjos. Maria Food Hub is a stunningly tall cafe with art, sculptures, and plants stretching high up to the ceiling. Every dish we ordered was flavorful and presented with love. After the meal, a server came by with a tray of desserts and bakery items to choose from. From the atmosphere to the delicious food, Maria Food Hub is one I hope to visit again soon. 

  • Hours: Every day 8:30am – 11:30pm
  • Address: Rua Maria Andrade 38, Lisbon 1170-216
  • Phone: +351 218121281
  • Maria Food Hub Website

My Mother’s Daughters

My Mother’s Daughters is one of Lisbon’s best brunch spots for vegans and vegetarians. They offer a small but heartfelt menu, and I loved trying the earth bowl and “elixirs” made from fresh juices. Every item that came to the table was beautiful and my friend and I loved sitting outside in the cute patio area surrounded by plants. A must-visit if you’re looking for vegan options in Lisbon.

  • Hours: 12:00 – 4:30pm weekdays, 10:00am – 4:30pm weekends
  • Address: Largo de São Sebastião da Pedreira 49, 1050-010 Lisboa
  • Phone: +351 21 580 9853
  • My Mother’s Daughters Instagram

Fauna & Flora 

People eating breakfast in Lisbon outside Fauna e Flora restaurant

Fauna e Flora is one of the most popular and busy brunch places in Lisbon, but the lively atmosphere makes it worth a visit. There are locations in Santos and Anjos, and they’re known for having tasty smoothie bowls, egg dishes, and fun pancakes with maple syrup. Best of all, the inside dining area is filled with plants and sunshine. 

  • Hours: Every day from 9:00am – 7:00pm 
  • Santos address: Rua da Esperança 33, 1200-655 Lisboa
  • Anjos address: Rua Febo Moniz 27A, 1150-152 Lisboa
  • Fauna e Flora Website

Honest Greens 

Honest greens is one of the best restaurants in lisbon for lunch and coworking

Honest Greens is one of my favorite restaurants in Lisbon and they’re known for their healthy options and affordable prices. Honest Greens has a great breakfast menu in addition to their lunch and dinner options. There are locations at Amoreiras, Avenida, and Parque das Nações and each location is spacious, bright, and open all day. 

Swing by before 11:30am for delicious coffee, breakfast burritos, and toasts. My favorites are the eggs benedict with trufed portobello, the breakfast bowl, and the hummus to share (but you don’t have to share it if you don’t want to). If you work remotely, it’s the perfect place to get some work done with a coffee and a giant chocolate chip cookie. 

  • Hours: Vary by location 
  • Amoreiras address: Edifício Amoreiras Plaza loja 11/12, Rua Maria Ulrich 1,1070-169 Lisboa
  • Avenida address: Rua Rodrigues Sampaio, 1150-280 Lisboa
  • Parque das Narcos address: Cais Português, Lote 2.11.01 R/S, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Honest Greens Website

Neighbourhood Cafe

This Australian-Portuguese cafe is the perfect place to kick off your morning. We first discovered this place because we walked past the outside and it smelled so good we had to go in and see what was on the menu. 

For breakfast at Neighbourhood Cafe, I love the fruit and yogurt bowl, breakfast burrito, chia pudding, and avocado toast with spicy kimchi. In the afternoon, they serve amazing burgers and veggie burgers. They also have a cozy inside eating space and an outdoor patio with views of Rua das Flores. You can’t miss the banana bread, toasted with butter.

Cafe Janis

For one of the best cappuccinos in town, head to Café Janis. This flower-covered cafe and coffee shop is located close to the Time Out Market in the center of Lisbon and, on more than one occasion, my friends and I have walked halfway across town just to grab a coffee here. There’s a charming outdoor terrace and inside feels like you’re in a treehouse. Make sure to try the goat cheese Shakshuka.

  • Hours: Every day 8:00am – 12:00am 
  • Address: R. Moeda 1A, 1200-109 Lisboa
  • Phone: +351 914 414 299
  • Cafe Janis Facebook Page

Copenhagen Coffee

If you need a quick brunch in Lisbon, Copenhagen Coffee is a great place to stop. With hot breakfast dishes, sandwiches, bowls, and bakery items, Copenhagen Coffee is quick and easy, and there’s usually good seating with space for laptops if you want to get some work done. I like the hummus and roasted veggie toast, and their fresh bread selection can’t be beaten.

Pastéis de Belém

No trip to Lisbon would be complete without trying a pastel de nata, and the Pastéis de Belém shop has one of the best. Catch the bus from the city center out to Belem and hop in line to grab pastéis and coffee at this adorable and delicious pastry shop. I like mine with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and cinnamon on top. 

  • Hours: Every day 8:00am – 9:00pm
  • Address: Rua de Belém nº 84 to 92, 1300 – 085 Lisbon Portugal
  • Phone: +351 21 363 74 23
  • Pastéis de Belém Website

Lisbon brunch places I hope to try next 

Next time I go for brunch in Lisbon, these are some of the places I can’t wait to try. 

Heim Cafe: Known for being one of the best brunch cafes in Lisbon, Heim Cafe is located in Santos and has a beautiful, cheery design and an amazing-looking menu.

Quase Cafe: Quase Café is a breakfast and brunch spot near the Castelo de Sao Jorge and reviewers love high quality and affordable food as well as the charming atmosphere. 

Augusto Lisboa: Augusto frequently makes the list for Lisbon’s best brunch, and the fun pink design gives this spot a trendy atmosphere. They’re located in Alfama and have an endless supply of excellent reviews.

Seagull Method: I’ve visited Seagull Method for tapas and happy hour drinks in the evening, and I love the cozy atmosphere. Seagull Method Lisbon brunch is still on my to-do list and I’ve heard great things about their mushroom toast, sweet corn fritters, and coffee selection. 

Brunch in Lisbon is world-class, and I hope you have a great meal to fuel your day of exploring. I’ll keep this post updated as I try more of the best breakfast and brunch spots, but for now, happy eating! 

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2 thoughts on “Best Brunch in Lisbon: 16 Delicious Cafes and Restaurants”

  1. Now all I can think about is food too, Nannette!! I’ve been to the Neighbourhood Cafe and LOVED it!,Thanks Nic for a wonderful reminder of a wonderful time with my exceptional daughter!


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