Places to eat - 01 Apr 2024

Trendy spots for your weekend brunch


In Lisbon, the (recently acquired) tradition of brunch finds its more modern side, offering a unique gastronomic experience that transcends the mere meal. The Portuguese capital reveals a variety of refined, cosy and contemporary spaces where lovers of good food and all kinds of atmospheres can find what they're looking for. Lisbon has a contagious light and energy that makes any meal magical, but there's a special magic to brunch. The mix of breakfast and lunch certainly tastes better under the beautiful Lisbon light. The city offers a diverse tapestry of options for brunch lovers. In this collection of places, we aim to give direction to your search for the ideal weekend brunch and satisfy all kinds of palates.


 BAHR's terrace was designed to be an extension of the restaurant. In this contemporary and pleasant space, you can enjoy an à la carte brunch in a location with one of the most privileged views of the Tagus River and Lisbon's beautiful rooftops. With homemade and locally sourced products, the menu is very varied. From pancakes to sourdough bread, eggs benedict or scrambled eggs, rissoles and even pastries, with options such as whipped cream and raspberry brioche, you're sure to enjoy a late breakfast that will fill you up. It's impossible to resist, whether it's to enjoy the sunny days with a cool drink in hand or to savour the unparalleled view of the Tagus and Lisbon's houses. Let yourself stay here while, all around you, life happens to the typical rhythm of Bairro Alto. 

Location: Praça Luís de Camões, 2, 5º Floor / BAHR&Terrace

Brunch Hours: 13h00 to 16h00: Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays


Nicolau is a popular choice among brunch lovers in Lisbon. There are more than one, so you can decide which suits you best. With their modern décor and relaxed energy, these cafés offer irresistible menu options, from succulent pancakes to a variety of bowls.

Location (Lisbon): Rua de São Nicolau, 17

Brunch Hours: Monday to Thursday from 08.30 to 20.30. Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8.30am to 10.30pm


Part of the Nicolau group, Café Olivia also has a marvellous brunch offer. An inviting place with cosy décor that appeals to everyone, even the furry ones, as the place is also pet-friendly.

Location: Avenida Marquês de Tomar, 69A

Brunch Hours: Every day from 09.00 to 23.00

JAC Brunch

Located in the capital's most bohemian neighbourhood, the Bairro Alto, JAC wants to show that the movement of the night extends and is also alive during the day.  This place is both a café and a shop. It serves brunch and other meals and also sells ceramics and jewellery, wallets and clothes, all items produced in Portugal.

Localização: Rua da Rosa, 240

Brunch Hours: Every day from 08.30 to 17.00


Also with several locations around the city, Augusto is famous for its egg and avocado toast and its banana bread. Here, all the dishes are made with homemade products. The Graça location is famous for its pink floors, while the Belém location has a more tropical decor. Visit and enjoy all kinds of food, but take your time as you may have to wait in line.

Belém - Calçada da Ajuda, 34

Graça - R. de Santa Marinha, 26

Brunch Hours: Every day from 09.00 to 17.00



In this café, plastic has been banned. There are homemade cakes, banana bread with almond chips, cold teas, juices and lemonades (served in glass bottles). Miolo is famous for its creative sandwiches, using bread from one of Lisbon's most recognisable bakeries, Gleba. Here there are options for everyone, including vegans, in an animal-friendly, environmentally friendly, and sustainable atmosphere.

Location: Rua de Belém, 36

Brunch Hours: Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays from 09.30 to 16.30. Tuesday to Friday from 09.30 to 16.00.

Palacete Chafariz D'El Rei

At this mansion in Alfama, brunch is served among stained glass windows and stone ceilings - get your Instagram ready! - but the food itself is a true work of art. Aside from breads, cheeses, cold meats, fruit and eggs, there are homemade jams, pastries, cakes and much more.

Location Travessa do Chafariz de El-Rei, 6

Brunch Hours: Every day from 8.30 to 16.30.


This space has two locations. The one in Alfama, which was once an luxury restaurant, has evolved to become a cult location where you can mix food, socialising and shopping. In Cais do Sodré, the concept is more modern, with a busier, more nocturnal energy. At Antù Alfama, there's brunch throughout the day, with vegan, light, traditional or more spicy and exotic options.


Alfama – Beco de São Miguel

Horário de Brunch: Quinta a Sábado das 18h30 às 3h, Domingo a Quarta das 18h30 às 2h

Cais do Sodré – Rua do Corpo Santo, 22

Brunch Hours: Every day 9.00 to 11.30


Fauna & Flora

For brunch surrounded by urban nature, Fauna & Flora is the right choice. With a menu inspired by fresh, seasonal ingredients, Fauna offers a unique dining experience in various locations around the city.


Estoril – Rua Sacadura Cabral, 24A

Chiado – Rua António Maria Cardoso, 58

Santos – Rua da Esperança, 33

Anjos – Rua Febo Moniz, 27A

Brunch Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m., Sunday 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Mama Shelter

O Mama Shelter é um ponto de encontro cosmopolita que se destaca pela sua "onda” moderna e elegância descontraída. Este local parte de uma cadeia internacional de hotéis e restaurantes e proporciona um brunch que é simultaneamente chique, acolhedor e fotogénico.

Location: Rua do Vale de Pereiro, 19

Brunch Hours: Sundays from 12.00 to 16.00

Lisbon, with its unbeatable light and characteristic charm, provides the ideal setting to explore contemporary and modern venues that offer memorable brunches, with their historic neighbourhoods and in touch with the capital's imposing charisma. Whether you prefer healthy dishes, innovative options or cosy atmospheres, the Portuguese capital has something for everyone. Venture into these spaces and discover the perfect combination of flavour and style for your weekend brunch.

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