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Cafe A Brasileira

$$ - $$$
Chiado & Carmo
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Rua Garrett 120, Lisbon 1200-205, Portugal
+351 21 346 9541
08:00 - 02:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This really is just a tourist trap. Avoid if you are going just for coffee. It is nice to tick it off the list perhaps but found it crowded and too hot.

Thank DaveN78
Tel Aviv, Israel
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802 reviews
361 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Brasileria Café dated the beginning of the 20th century. It's got a beautiful art-deco façade and beautiful painting inside. However it's very popular with tourists and it's hard to find a seat here.

Thank Sharon_zz
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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322 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here after spending all day walking around Lisbon and we were not disappointed. This cafe has a great atmosphere and there's lots going on all the time. Great coffee, great service, and great nata!

Thank SLKmaniac
Salmiyah, Kuwait
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92 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here at 9;30 on a Sunday morning and immediately wished I had arrived at 8:00 when it opened. All the tables outside were full, but I didn't care because I wanted to sit inside anyway. The decor is art deco and really cool. Prices are cheap, and my coffee with milk was actually pretty good. Not great. But... More 

Thank ATbackpacker
Oslo, Norway
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I regretted that I visited the cafe only because of its name. The food was waaay below average. The service is ignorant and bad. Avoid! Ufff...

Thank tom908
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been very impressed by this cozy restaurant. food is delicious, staff extremly Nice and welcoming and I definitely recommend.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Lisbon, Portugal
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300 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was supposed to be an historical restaurant and I figure out that it was indeed before the mass tourism landed in Lisbon. It is not longer worth, the food is bad as well as the service.

1 Thank tozepinto
Frankfurt, Germany
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298 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You go mostly to the Café Brasileira for it central location on Garrett Street as well as the late 19. century decoration in the inside. This is an historical place where Fernando Pessoa used to be a guest. They have a large terrace outside, where the cheap looking tables and chairs are in strong contradiction with the innerpart. Beyond this,... More 

Thank CPJD00
Monterrey, Mexico
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While doing the walk tour our guide explained how the poet Fernando Pessoa spend most of his time at Cafe A Brasileira, smoking opium and writing... at that moment I knew I had to go there. The decoration hasn't changed a lot and it has this sort of bohemian vibe. The ambiance is quite chilled, but always crowded. The service... More 

Thank patodrums
Wurzburg, Germany
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409 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This cafe was opened by the Brasilien Adriano Teles in 1905. It was a meating point of literates and artist but its flowering time has been in 1920 as a center for philosophers and dissidents. The wood paneling, mirrors and gilded ceiling fans you can see until today. This was the preffered cafe of the Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$20
Bar, Cafe, European, Portuguese
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Garrett 120, Lisbon 1200-205, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Chiado & Carmo
  • Neighbourhood: Chiado & Carmo
  • Phone Number: +351 21 346 9541

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chiado & Carmo

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Chiado & Carmo
The traditionally trendy "Chiado" (literally, "squeak", the nickname of a 16th century poet) offers plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars where you can stop for a cafe or cocktail, after exploring its streets, shops, art galleries, theaters, museums and viewpoints. It's also the home to the statue of the famous statue of portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa, having is usual espresso at "A Brasileira" as he used to. You can also enjoy breathtaking views of Lisbon from the Elevador de Santa Justa or the Carmo Convent, for example. A commercial neighborhood at its core, especially for its Garrett and Carmo streets, Chiado is to this day a mandatory visit in Lisbon.
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