Brunches Lisboa: Eating brunch in Lisbon is a very popular thing to do. Its something I do with friends almost daily and there are so many good brunch places in Lisbon. We really are spoiled for choice.
There was a lot of serious research I had to put together this list of the best brunches in Lisbon but it was completely worth it! You can start your day off right with any one of these best breakfast in Lisbon, Portugal.
31 Best Brunch Spots in Lisbon – You won’t want to miss!
Seventh Brunch – Chiado
- Personal Experience: Indulging in Seventh Brunch’s all-day offerings was a delightful experience. The Twist, a harmonious blend of sweet and salty with eggs, bacon, granola, and cheddar cheese, was a standout choice.
- Why Eat Here: The extensive menu caters to diverse tastes, offering amazing toast and pancake variations.
- Best Dish: Dolce de Luce Pancakes – a dessert-like treat with sweetened condensed milk and exquisite granola.
Seventh Brunch has all day brunch you won’t want to miss. They have amazing toast and pancakes. I had the Twist which is sweet and salty. Eggs, bacon, granola and cheddar cheese. This was amazing!
My friend had the dolce de luce pancakes. Wow oh wow. This is like a dessert. Two pancakes with sweetened condensed milk and amazing granola. So good but its best to share.
- Personal Experience: The Mill’s fusion of Australian and Portuguese breakfast was a revelation. The vegemite bread is a must-try for its unique flavor.
- Why Eat Here: Known for locally produced specialty coffee, toasts, and nutritious bowls at reasonable prices.
- Best Dish: Vegemite Bread – A distinctive Australian flavor experience.
The Mill is a cross between an Australian and a Portuguese breakfast. This café is well known among Australians for its vegemite bread! Non-Aussies, on the other hand, are welcome to enjoy the fragrances of Mill’s locally produced specialty coffee, toasts, nutritious bowls, and salty brunch dishes. The pricing is also reasonable.
Brunch-goers are always crammed into the huge open-air window. It undoubtedly sticks out on the popular Rua do Poço dos Negros, which is served by the distinctive yellow Tram 28.
Sit, sip, and enjoy the ambiance on one of Lisbon’s most charming streets!
Breakfast Lovers Misercordia
Breakfast Lovers is known for its different eggs benedict. My favorite is the shrimp eggs benedict and I’m still waiting to try the octopus eggs benedict. I don’t really love their coffee as their cappucino is more like a latte.
If you love a big breakfast, this is the place to go. The variety of choices is awesome. The quality and presentation of the food is even better. We had two of the eggs Benedict combos and pancakes.
This place is hot, hot. Both the food and the restaurant itself (they have recently added a ceiling fan but it is not enough). There is always a line out the door so it is best to book a table.
- Personal Experience: Discovering Curva was a pleasant surprise. The avocado, halloumi, mushroom toast was a flavorful delight, and the relaxed vibe added to the experience.
- Why Eat Here: Chill ambiance, a diverse menu, and affordable options make Curva a great brunch spot.
- Best Dish: Avocado, Halloumi, Mushroom Toast – A perfect blend of textures and flavors.
Curva was a great little find for brunch. This place is so chill and their menu is amazing. I also love the aesthetic vibe of this place.
I had the avocado, halloumi, mushroom toast and my friend had the pumpkin hummus toast with eggs and salad. Both were so delicious and affordable.
Their set brunches are really popular too but that’s a bit too much food for me. Their juice of the day is also made fresh each day but sells out early!
- Personal Experience: Sipping cappuccino amidst the Instagrammable pink decor was a serene moment. The avocado toast surpassed expectations, setting Augusto apart.
- Why Eat Here: A top-rated café with a visually pleasing ambiance and exceptional avocado toast.
- Best Dish: Avocado Toast – Elevating a brunch classic to extraordinary levels.
This is one of the top rated cafes in Lisbon and you can see why. With its instagrammable pink flooring and plants its a great place to stop and have a coffee.
I stopped in for a cappuccino and banana bread with homemade peanut butter. I know avocado toast is a staple at most places but the avocado toast at Augusto is out of this world.
Fauna and Flora
- Personal Experience: Fauna & Flora’s Forest (vegan) toast was a revelation, combining sundried tomatoes, smoked tofu, walnuts, and pink hummus.
- Why Eat Here: Exceptional homemade breakfast and brunch options with a focus on fresh, healthy ingredients.
- Best Dish: The Forest (Vegan) – A toast that redefines plant-based dining.
The cuisine and atmosphere will exceed your expectations. Fauna & Flora serves some of the best homemade breakfast and brunch food in Lisbon. It’s filling and healthy, with fresh ingredients assembled with care and aesthetics.
The Forest (vegan) option with sundried tomatoes, smoked tofu, confit cherry tomatoes, walnuts, sautéed spinach, and pink hummus with microgreens is the finest toast ever. You can also order the yellow, orange, and purple Flora Chips and delicious fresh juices.
Furthermore, with rustic furnishings and dozens of plants, the environment is friendly and inspiring. Arrive early, right before the crowds, because people will be lined up at the door and claiming tables on the sidewalk.
This cafe is a staple for me as it is so close to my house and so delicious.
Liberty Cafe and Wine Bar
- Personal Experience: Liberty’s specialty coffees, especially the White Chocolate Latte, were a perfect accompaniment to brunch. The ambiance and coffee make it a standout.
- Why Eat Here: A new gem in Santos with an emphasis on divine coffee and delightful brunch options.
- Best Dish: White Chocolate Latte – A sweet, berry-infused delight.
Liberty is the new kid on the block and is located right next to Fauna and Flora in Santos. I absolutely love this place.
I’ve had the pancakes and the avocado toast which are both great but their coffee is absolutely divine.
They make specialty coffees that I highly recommend. These are the coffees I have tried there so far:
- Chocolate Cappuccino – a cappuccino with a rich dark chocolate sauce (not sweet)
- White Chocolate Latte – my favorite and a little sweet but with the tartness of the berries it’s delicious
- Lavender Latte – a classic latte with a hint of lavender
- Pistachio Latte with raspberries – this was good but I didn’t get a real taste or flavor of pistachio
Once summer hits this cafe will be staying open later and become more of a wine bar in the evening.
- Personal Experience: Heim Café’s vibrant atmosphere made it a favorite among solo brunch-goers. The diverse brunch options and Ukrainian flair added to the charm.
- Why Eat Here: Ukrainian-inspired brunch options, welcoming ambiance, and three great brunch choices.
- Best Dish: Green Brunch – A balanced and nutritious combination of avocado toast, yogurt, and granola.
On a slow afternoon, Heim Café is a favorite among brunch-goers and digital nomads working away on their laptops. Hannah and Misha, the owners, are Ukrainian ex-pats in Lisbon who painstakingly restored the place by hand. During the day, you’ll find them behind the bar, interacting with clients.
Heim Café breathed new life (and brunch) into a neighborhood that had previously been devoid of daytime activity. Weekend queues are unavoidable due to the popularity of the location. Don’t give up, since their three brunch options are all great.
The green one includes avocado toast with tomato and salad, fried eggs, yogurt, and granola with fresh fruit and orange juice; the yellow one includes fried eggs, sausage, beans, toast with butter and jam, granola, and lemonade; and the red one includes scrambled eggs, bacon, avocado, salad, yogurt, orange juice, and a maple syrup-topped waffle.
- Personal Experience: Dear Breakfast radiates positive vibes, offering a superb brunch experience. The attentive service and diverse platters stood out.
- Why Eat Here: A popular spot known for positive vibes, excellent service, and a leisurely brunch atmosphere.
- Best Dish: Superb Breakfast Platter – A delightful mix of flavors without the rush.
Dear Breakfast is a popular brunch destination in Lisbon for both locals and tourists!
Everything about it radiates positive vibes, from its cave-like setting with white-washed walls and comfortable lighting to its pleasant and attentive service to its superb breakfast and brunch platters.
You’ll have a delicious meal here that won’t feel rushed or too loud (as some other brunch spots in Lisbon can).
Despite its popularity, the staff will take care of you and allow you to enjoy your leisurely Sunday morning without having to rush in and out.
Dear Breakfast is a fantastic brunch spot in Lisbon! There are three locations, one in each of the neighborhoods of Bica, Chiado, and Alfama.
- Personal Experience: Seagull Method’s charming ambiance and complimentary house champagne on weekends set the stage for an enjoyable brunch experience. The avocado toast and monkfish were well-cooked delights.
- Why Eat Here: A quaint brunch café with a touch of elegance, offering well-prepared dishes and a welcoming environment.
- Best Dish: Avocado Toast and Monkfish – A delightful combination of flavors.
The Seagull Method is a charming brunch café in a pleasant nook in one of Lisbon’s charming neighborhoods.
Crowds will begin to arrive even before 10 a.m. to get a seat. On weekends, your food will be accompanied by a complimentary glass of house champagne!
Try the well-cooked avocado toast, monkfish, and polenta at this cafe. Most customers recommend French toast, syrniki, and croissants. Order a delicious cappuccino, tea, or latte from this establishment.
Due to its convenient location, this location is easy to find. The knowledgeable staff is what makes this place so amazing. Prices are said to be low here. You will undoubtedly like the pleasant environment and lovely decor.
- Personal Experience: Comoba’s commitment to fresh produce and a variety of vegetarian and vegan options impressed me. The inviting atmosphere near the Time Out Market made it an ideal brunch meeting spot.
- Why Eat Here: Fresh produce philosophy, great coffee, and a diverse menu catering to various dietary preferences.
- Best Dish: Vegan and Vegetarian Options – A wide range of meat-free choices.
I love this area for brunch and Comoba is one of the best. Located near the Time Out Market, Comoba is a great place to meet people for brunch.
Comoba’s philosophy is to use fresh produce to make the best dishes. They also have great coffee and matcha. They do not work with meat so most dishes are vegetarian and they also offer a great variety of vegan dishes.
The Folks – Sao Bento
- Personal Experience: Bowls and Bar’s DIY brunch concept allowed for creative combinations. The smoothie bowl and rice and salmon bowl were both visually appealing and delicious.
- Why Eat Here: Embracing the bowl trend, this brunch spot offers healthful and photogenic food with a do-it-yourself twist.
- Best Dish: Smoothie Bowl and Rice & Salmon Bowl – Customizable and Instagram-worthy options.
The bowl trend has arrived in Lisbon in full force, and Sao Bento’s newest location serves as its flagship, with a menu of bowls brimming with healthful, colorful, and photogenic food.
The Folks crafts a brunch menu that’s both comforting and inventive. Among the array of tempting choices, the standout dish that captivates taste buds and keeps patrons coming back is the “Sweet Potato Waffles.” These waffles, adorned with fresh berries, whipped cream, and a drizzle of maple syrup, strike a perfect balance between sweet and savory.
The Folks Lisbon stands out not just for its delectable menu but also for creating a brunch haven where friends gather, laughter flows, and every bite tells a story. Whether you’re a local or a traveler, The Folks promises a brunch experience that transcends the ordinary, leaving you with cherished memories and a craving for more.
- Personal Experience: Being just a short walk from the Santa Justa Lift, Frutaria Cafe was a convenient and affordable brunch option. The extensive menu with vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free choices made it a favorite.
- Why Eat Here: One of the most budget-friendly brunch spots with a menu catering to various dietary preferences.
- Best Dish: Diverse Menu – A wide range of options at affordable prices.
Frutaria Cafe, which is also a 4-minute walk from the Santa Justa Lift, is frequently mentioned as one of the top 10 locations to have brunch in Lisbon. It is ideal for mid-morning fuel-ups before or after visiting all of the top things to do in Lisbon.
Frutatia is undoubtedly one of the cheapest brunch restaurants in Lisbon, with most dishes, bowls, and toasts costing between €5 and €8.50.
Their extensive menu includes plenty of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options.
- Personal Experience: Maria Limao’s expanded menu centered around fresh local products and a typical brunch was a delightful discovery. The Greek yogurt with granola and honey-sweetened pancakes were standouts.
- Why Eat Here: Fresh and locally sourced ingredients, a charming atmosphere, and a diverse brunch menu.
- Best Dish: Greek Yogurt with Granola and Honey-Sweetened Pancakes – A balanced and sweet brunch option.
The lemonade cart came first, parked near the Senhora do Monte viewpoint. Then there was a charming little café in Graça, with an expanded menu centered on fresh local products—including, of course, lemonade—and a typical brunch.
What exactly does it entail? Greek yogurt with granola and fresh fruit, honey-sweetened pancakes with Nutella or berries, avocado, salmon, ham and cheese, or tomato mozzarella toast, and the day’s lemonade (we recommend strawberry). Fried or scrambled eggs are available for an additional €2.
- Personal Experience: La Boulangerie’s dedication to freshly cooked croissants and a diverse brunch menu made it a memorable visit. The almond croissant and specialty pizzas were highlights.
- Why Eat Here: A haven for croissant lovers, offering a diverse brunch menu with pizza options.
- Best Dish: Almond Croissant and Specialty Pizzas – Perfect for croissant enthusiasts and pizza lovers alike.
There is only one thing better than the aroma of freshly cooked croissants, and that is the flavor of a freshly devoured croissant.
As part of its brunch, this restaurant on Rua das Janelas Verdes serves some of the best examples of this French specialty, as well as scrambled eggs, a bread basket, homemade jams, Nutella, and a cold selection of cheeses, cured hams, and sausages, salad, and fruit.
If you’re not into brunch they also have an amazing selection of pizzas. I also suggest the almond croissant. Yummo!
- Personal Experience: Quese Café’s location in Alfama and its soft croissants were a delightful part of my weekend mornings. The outdoor seating added to the charm.
- Why Eat Here: Charming outdoor seating, delectable croissants, and a variety of toasts make Quese a sought-after brunch spot.
- Best Dish: Soft Croissants and Toast Varieties – A delightful and soft start to the day.
Quese Café is another popular and sought-after brunch establishment to visit! Its location on a narrow lane in the Alfama neighborhood draws crowds of people on their way down from Castelo de S. Jorge or those visiting the lovely neighborhood’s labyrinth.
Their charming outdoor seating with umbrellas will make you feel as though you are lost in Lisbon. In terms of food, the toasts are plenty and reasonably tasty.
They do, however, create the softest croissants, which are a delectable treat on a weekend morning (with butter and jam, of course). After brunch, you’ll be just minutes away from Alfama’s attractions, including the Miradouro de Santa Luzia.
Miolo – Belem
- Personal Experience: Miolo in Belem provided a perfect brunch retreat after exploring the museums and tower. The salty French toast with halloumi, egg, salad, and beetroot hummus was a flavorsome indulgence.
- Why Eat Here: A great place for a post-sightseeing brunch, offering a diverse menu with unique flavors.
- Best Dish: Salty French Toast – A delightful blend of sweet and savory flavors.
Miolo is a great place to have brunch if you are visiting Belem. I spent the day in Belem going to the museums, monastery, and tower and I decided to treat myself to brunch at Miolo. So good.
I had the salty french toast. This had halloumi, egg, salad, and beetroot hummus. It was so good and the french toast was sweet but not over powering. It was a huge portion and I was not able to finish it all but it was delicious and I can’t wait to go back.
Cafe com Calma
- Personal Experience: Cafe com Calma in Marvila offers an interesting brunch experience away from the city center. The mini-hamburgers, scrambled eggs with asparagus, and homemade cake were highlights.
- Why Eat Here: A unique brunch in Marvila, featuring interesting dishes and a charming atmosphere.
- Best Dish: Mini-Hamburgers and Scrambled Eggs – A savory and delightful combination.
This is a great establishment in Marvila, far from the city center, that serves an interesting brunch.
Mini-hamburgers scrambled eggs with asparagus, croissants, yogurt, homemade cake, and much more are available, in addition to bread, cold meats, cheeses, juices, and hot beverages. It is popular these days, so plan ahead of time.
Nicolau, Amelia and Basilio
- Personal Experience: Nicolau, Amelia, and Basilio, owned by the same company, create a brunch setting that excels in style, aesthetic, and taste. The unique atmosphere and curated menu are consistently impressive.
- Why Eat Here: Three fantastic brunch spots with a shared commitment to style, aesthetic, and taste.
- Best Dish: Varied Menu – Each spot offers unique dishes worth trying.
Nicolau, Amélia, and Basilio are all fantastic brunch spots in Lisbon, and they are all owned by the same company. Nicolau founded the café and then came to visit his “lover,” Amélia, and his little cousin, Basilio. This company also has a location in Porto, Portugal.
On each of their Instagram profiles, they get rave reviews and massive followings. What is clear is their ability to create, decorate, and curate a brunch setting that always strikes the mark in terms of style, aesthetic, and taste.
You can’t go to Liston without stopping by one of these brunch spots (or even a brinner).
- Personal Experience: Zenith’s boisterous brunch atmosphere and inventive cocktails set it apart. The diverse menu goes beyond traditional brunch fare, offering plant-based burgers, boiled egg dishes, and tacos.
- Why Eat Here: A lively brunch spot with a diverse menu, including inventive cocktails and unconventional brunch options.
- Best Dish: Plant-Based Burgers and Tacos – A unique twist on traditional brunch offerings.
Zenith is the place to go for a boisterous brunch in Lisbon. This brunch establishment is one of the best in the city, serving elegant all-day brunch meals combined with inventive cocktails. Their menu is a little more diverse than what you’d expect to find in a brunch café.
While it still serves traditional breakfast and brunch fare like pancakes, toast, and bowls, it also serves plant-based burgers, boiled egg dishes, and tacos and nachos.
But be warned: after Zenith was named the #1 spot for brunch in Lisbon on TripAdvisor after its launch in 2018, this place is no stranger to crowds. Plan to arrive before 10 a.m. if you want to get a seat immediately.
- Personal Experience: My personal experience at Dede’s left an indelible mark. The warm and inviting atmosphere, combined with attentive service, created a memorable dining experience.
- Why Eat Here: Dede’s commitment to using fresh, locally sourced ingredients shines through in every dish. The menu reflects a thoughtful curation of flavors, catering to various preferences.
- Best Dish: The Avocado and Smoked Salmon Toast is a standout choice at Dede’s.
Dede’s isn’t just a place to eat; it’s an experience crafted for those who appreciate the artistry of brunch. With each visit, Dede’s invites you to embark on a gastronomic journey that celebrates the joy of a morning well spent.
- Personal Experience: My sojourn at Monka Cafe was nothing short of enchanting. The cozy yet vibrant atmosphere, coupled with the attentive service, created a brunch experience that felt like a culinary embrace. Monka Cafe isn’t just a cafe; it’s a canvas where each dish is a brushstroke, creating a masterpiece of morning indulgence.
- Why Eat Here: Monka Cafe’s commitment to using premium, locally sourced ingredients elevates the brunch experience. The menu reflects a fusion of international and local flavors, ensuring there’s something to satiate every palate. Whether you’re a solo traveler or gathering with friends, Monka Cafe invites you to revel in the joy of shared moments and exquisite brunch offerings.
- Best Dish: The Eggs Benedict at Monka Cafe is a must-try. Poached eggs perched atop English muffins, draped in velvety hollandaise sauce, and accompanied by a choice of smoked salmon or crispy bacon—the dish is a revelation. It encapsulates Monka Cafe’s dedication to crafting brunch delights that leave a lasting impression.
Embark on a brunch escapade at Monka Cafe, a hidden gem in Lisbon that transforms the morning meal into a symphony of flavors and a celebration of culinary artistry. Tucked away in a charming corner of the city, Monka Cafe beckons brunch enthusiasts with its inviting ambiance and a menu that promises a gastronomic journey like no other.
Monka Cafe isn’t merely a cafe; it’s a haven for those who appreciate the nuances of brunch as an art form. Each visit to Monka Cafe is an opportunity to immerse yourself in a culinary haven that transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary.
- Personal Experience: What sets Cortiado apart is the personalized touch in both service and cuisine. The staff’s friendly demeanor creates a welcoming environment, making each visit feel like a delightful escape. The attention to detail adds a touch of homeliness, making it a comforting spot for a leisurely brunch.
- Must-Try Dish: The menu boasts a variety of mouthwatering options, but the standout dish is undoubtedly the “Cortiado Special”: a fusion of poached eggs, creamy avocado, and smoked salmon atop artisanal toast, drizzled with a zesty hollandaise sauce. The harmonious blend of flavors and textures elevates this dish to brunch perfection.
Nestled in the heart of Lisbon, Cortiado stands out as a charming brunch spot, enticing locals and travelers alike with its warm ambiance and delectable offerings. My personal experience at Cortiado left a lasting impression, drawing me back for its inviting atmosphere and culinary delights.
Cortiado’s popularity extends beyond its culinary prowess; it’s a gathering place where locals and visitors converge to savor the art of brunch. Whether you’re a solo explorer seeking a cozy corner or part of a group reveling in shared delights, Cortiado promises a brunch experience that transcends the ordinary, leaving you with cherished memories of flavors and camaraderie.
- Personal Experience: Stepping into Cafe Janis feels like entering a bohemian oasis. The eclectic decor, adorned with local artwork, creates an immersive and unique atmosphere. My visits have been marked by the attentive staff, contributing to an experience that transcends the culinary delights and becomes a sensory journey.
- Must-Try Dish: The menu at Cafe Janis boasts an array of tempting options, but the dish that stands out is the “Janis Benedict.” This innovative take on the classic eggs Benedict features perfectly poached eggs atop a bed of smoked salmon and avocado, generously drizzled with a zesty hollandaise sauce. The marriage of flavors is exquisite, making it a go-to choice for brunch enthusiasts.
Cafe Janis is just down the road from my apartment. It is a culinary gem that seamlessly blends artistic ambiance with delectable brunch offerings. With a personal touch that lingers in memory, Cafe Janis has become a favorite haunt for those seeking a brunch experience beyond the ordinary.
Cafe Janis beckons brunch aficionados with its vibrant spirit and culinary creativity. Whether you seek a solitary escape surrounded by art or a communal brunch celebration, Cafe Janis promises an experience that not only pleases the palate but also feeds the soul.
Embarking on a culinary journey in Lisbon led me to Manifest, a brunch spot that transcends the ordinary, seamlessly merging gastronomy with artistry. My personal experience at Manifest left an indelible mark, making it a must-visit for brunch enthusiasts seeking a blend of creativity and culinary excellence.
- Personal Experience: Manifest is not merely a restaurant; it’s an immersive art space. The vibrant murals and avant-garde decor create an atmosphere where every brunch becomes a visual and gastronomic delight. The attentive staff adds a touch of warmth, turning each visit into a personalized experience that goes beyond the plate.
- Must-Try Dish:
Manifest Lisbon’s culinary alchemy shines in the “Peking Duck Egg Benedict.” This innovative twist on a classic combines the richness of Peking duck with the indulgence of eggs Benedict. Each bite is a harmonious symphony of flavors, showcasing Manifest’s commitment to redefining brunch with creative and delectable offerings. The dish not only captivates the taste buds with its fresh, vibrant flavors but also exemplifies Manifest’s commitment to elevating brunch to a form of edible art.
Manifest Lisbon beckons brunch connoisseurs to savor the intersection of gastronomy and aesthetics. Whether you’re a solo explorer or brunching with companions, Manifest promises an experience where every bite is a brushstroke of flavor on the canvas of culinary artistry.
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