Cafes, Restaurants, Bars... and Fado
The Lisbonaire is near numerous cafés and restaurants that cater to all types of taste and wallets. You can start your day by choosing one of the most traditional cafés to have your breakfast. Nicola, Confeitaria Nacional or Brasileira have been meeting places for poets, politicians, philosophers, artists and other bohemians for more than two centuries. In the weekend, you can have a meatier brunch in Café Royale, the Museu da Trindade coffee-shop or Noobai, with its splendid views of the river. Any time of day stop for a refreshment and a tidbit in a “tasquinha” or 'quiosque', that you can find in every other corner. On Avenida da Liberdade and Portas de Sto. Antão there are plenty fish and seafood restaurants, where you can cool down for lunch: Ribadouro, Pinóquio, Solmar… In Rua dos Correeiros, you will find mainly traditional food, and you should definitely try the codfish that is cooked in Portugal in a thousand different ways. Weather permitting, walk to the Fusão Market in Martim Moniz and try food from the portuguese diaspora. For dinner, go to one of the renovated markets, in Cais do Sodré or Campo de Ourique, or to Calçada do Duque, where the outdoor seating has beautiful views of the Castle, or to Bairro Alto, the most bohemian area of Lisbon. You’ll have a hard time choosing between a traditional or contemporary restaurant, such as Taberna, Sea Me or Garrafeira Alfaia. All of this is within walking distance, so go out, explore and discover!