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Sao Nicolau Cafetaria

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Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
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Rua Augusta 110, Lisbon 1100-054, Portugal
+351 21 347 4324
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Situated on the pedestrian part of the Rua Augusta, so right in the middle of the tourist area. We stopped here for lunch on our first day when we were still finding our way around. There is inside or outside seating, on a nice day outside is good for people watching. Sandwiches and snacks were reasonable and service efficient. Although... More 

Thank w0tcha
Fenton, Michigan
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110 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to stop and find dessert in forms of pastries and ice cream. The service is very friendly and is located on a corner so it is easy to find. Prices are reasonable.

Thank Jimmie4370
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in this coffee shop because of their bakery. You can see it from outside and I can guarantee you that is delicious! The first day I went inside and I sat for a coffee but in my opinion is expensive. There is no point of paying 2.50 € for a small latte (which it was disgusting) and 1,30 €... More 

Thank Isabella M
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54 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bakery part was really good, the pastries were lovely. We decided one night to eat in the restaurant. I ordered the starter of bread and cheese. Bread and cheese arrived and I ate it, only to then find out the one I had just eaten was an 'optional extra' and now new bread & cheese arrived. Not happy to... More 

Thank divingmikeCambridge
Dublin, Ireland
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277 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cakes, pastries, snacks & coffees are all excellent here in Sao Nicolau. They have a very good selection & many choices. The staff are really efficient & they'd need to be as it gets very busy, but they keep up & nobody was kept waiting - so very well done to them! It's in a very good location so... More 

Thank C_and_H_11
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Been here twice during my visit to Lisbon. Natas are deeply filled with custard and warm but not too hot to take a huge bite. Excellent and attentive service.

Thank sallycroydon
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141 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Wide ranging selection on the menu. We called here for our first lunch in Lisbon, we did fall into the tourist trap and could have chosen far better cafes or restaurants but this fitted the bill for what we needed. Quite expensive but that's because its touristy- this was the most I paid for a salad in 10 days in... More 

Thank CheshireHappybride
Austin, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Yes, this is a tourist-oriented restaurant with the waiters standing at the ready with a sales pitch if you slow down at all. However, we were looking for an easy, quick place to eat after 12 hours of travelling to get to Lisbon. Ordered the Seafood Paella and the Shrimp Paella and both were better than we expected. We must... More 

Thank EdMichalik
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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586 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

This busy cafe is popular with tourists outside, and local inside - and the prices reflect this! We had coffee and a portion of chips - which was fine, and not expensive. Service was quite good too!

Thank Linda A
Niagara Falls, Canada
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70 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Excellent food. The Best service. And all well under any budget. But, remember, three different prices: Inside-standing. In-side seating. Out-side!

Thank carlos_canada

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, Portuguese
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Augusta 110, Lisbon 1100-054, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Neighbourhood: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Phone Number: +351 21 347 4324

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Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
A pending candidate to become a World Heritage Site, Lisbon's downtown (the "Baixa Pombalina", or simply "Baixa") is a perfect example of anti-earthquake construction, having been rebuilt following the 1755 earthquake by the famous Marquês de Pombal (hence its name). Its offer is vast: restaurants and cafes in Rossio and Restauradores, outlets and shops in the Áurea, Augusta, Prata and other famous streets, the imponent Praça do Comércio and its Arch, the luxury shops along the Avenida da Liberdade, this is the beating heart of the city center. The Baixa also grants easy access to trains leading to Sintra, the trams that go around the Castle hill, old neighborhoods or even take you to Belém, and Lisbon's traditional restaurants and cafes. Considering a visit to the Fashion and Design Museum (free entrance) and don't forget to try the famous liquor, "ginjinha"!
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