You might probably already know what an amazing city Lisbon is. Living there for three months gave me the opportunity to discover the city and try many places for brunch as well as restaurants or bars. I’ve already written a full 3 to 5 day itinerary to Lisbon, one of my favourite cities as well as a guide to my top 10 favourite bars. After those articles, I would like to share my favourite brunch places in Lisbon with you.
Just as a little heads up – most of these places are very popular. I would advise to show up early in the morning to avoid rush hour between 10 and 12 in the weekends or holidays. The brunch places are located at different ends of the city, but when discussing a specific spot I’ll always name the neighbourhood. This guide can be perfectly combined with the rest of your Lisbon itinerary.
By the way, did you know that the website Zomato collects menus from most of the restaurants in Lisbon? Great website when you are looking for a menu or have specific dietary requirements.
Okay, now it is time to get started with, in my opinion, the 11 best brunch places in Lisbon!
Pois Cafe is a cosy cafe located in Alfama. They offer a permanent food menu and it is possible to order great cakes and coffee. On the weekends, they also offer set brunch menus. There is free wifi, you can pick a book to read and in some occasions they also offer art exhibitions.
Nicolau is located in the city centre, rather close the Praça do Comércio. This might be one of the most famous places in town and I gave it several attempts to actually get a spot. The first time, I headed to number 3 of this list as I didn’t want to wait. The second time, I went around 2 or 3 in the afternoon (you would say this is a quiet time) and we still had to wait for 45 minutes to get ourselves a spot. By now, they opened a little sister and nephew called Amelia and Basilio. Check out the different locations and their menu here.
Frutaria is located on walking distance from Nicolau and a great alternative if you don’t want to spend your time in Lisbon waiting for brunch. I can definitely recommend their pancakes and sandwiches.
This place is located almost next to Praça do Comércio on your way to Alfama. The place is rather small, so once again you’ll probably have to wait a bit. They offer English Breakfast, Continental Breakfast and their pancakes are also worth trying.
I had brunch at Heim Cafe when on my way to LX Factory. From the city center, cute, bright brunch spot makes a great stop during your walk. Enjoy your perfectly made cappucino and some great food.
This might be the most famous coffee place in town. The outside of the building tells you, you’ve arrived at Fabrica Coffee Roasters. Needless to say, you should definitely order a good cup of coffee when visiting. I’ve been enjoying the little spot outside, watching the rain with a double espresso and croissant. This place is also perfect to work, because of the long shared tables.
A cosy place for brunch or for work. This place, fortunately, isn’t too busy. I’ve spend a day here working and I loved it. The coffee is good, personnel is friendly and I really did like their toast with some goat cheese and honey.
The name says it all, at Bowl Lisboa you can find all kinds of smoothie bowl. Healthy lovers, eat your heart out. The place is currently located in Campo de Ourique, so don’t forget to visit the market there for a local experience.
Fauna & Flora might be my favourite from this whole list. The lay-out of the place is amazing, fully covered in plants to experience the full flora and fauna experience. The place will definitely serve something that suits you, as they have the greatest smoothie bowls, pancakes, egg dishes and sandwiches.
Another great place for coffee in Lisbon. They serve brunch all day, with fresh ingredients. Their bagels are top notch and worth a try. Take a seat at the little bar and you can look out of the window and watch life in the streets of Lisbon.
This place is stunning. The marble tables, white colors and black and blue chairs. I just love the lay-out of this brunch place. They have two different locations in Lisboa, one in Santos and one in Chiado because the place was doing really well. They also do serve a full brunch in the weekends (including a brunch cocktail!).