The wonderful coastal city north of Lisbon in Portugal is full of life, culture and of course incredibly tasty food. Find our top 7 cafés and brunch spots here!
The Bird of Passage Coffee was our favourite place in Porto. Apart from the fact that it is definitely suitable for instagram, they serve the best coffee we had in Porto. You have to know that Porto is famous for its filtered coffee. Everywhere you go you can get the so called “Chemex” method. So you can’t avoid trying it!
Simple dishes like scrambled eggs or a pulled pork sandwich were reinvented by adding the simplest ingredients. By combining good coffee, delicious food and the modern location with a cute terrace and nice service, the café definitely made it to our number 1.
We discovered the café on our day of arrival, as it was right around the corner from our Airbnb, in the middle of the Almada district. Fábrica produces its own coffee, making it definitely worth to visit! The terrace invites you to stay and the ambience is simply modern and super cozy.
3. Do Norte Café by Hungry Biker
Boho, Cozy and Hipster are the best words to describe the café the best. In the Do Norte Café by Hungry Biker we had the tastiest toasts ever. Whether Salmon Avocado or Mushroom, you will definitely make the right choice. The portions are really huge, so make sure you are very hungry before arrival 🙂
The Moustache we found actually only by chance. It lies directly at the opposite of the famous Igreja Do Carmo. Here you can have a relaxed breakfast like in your own living room. Super sweet furnishings, nice service and delicious food. Due to the good location you can start your sightseeing day perfectly there and then move on to the next one.
The Zenith is definitely one of the most famous brunch spots in town. The Social media account of Zenith is followed by over 22k foodlovers, making it a mega hype. We can confirm that the food is tasty, good-looking and the service is super fast. Locals are less likely to be found here and if you’re looking for a relaxed spot, this is maybe not the right place. But if you don’t mind the hustle and bustle, you’re hungry and want to go on tour right after, this is the right place for you. Watch out: Sometimes you have to queue up to 10-15 minutes.
Although we didn’t have a brunch here, we had one of the best coffees in town and the most delicious cake we’ve ever eaten, the Banoffee Pie consisting of a cookie dough base, bananas in caramel sauce and cream coating. OMG! Breakfast can only be insane, can’t it? Check out the spot in Nova de Gaia in any case.
Nola kitchen is definitely something for veggie food lovers. All dishes are freshly prepared and are super healthy. Beside the Acai Bowl we enjoyed a super delicious salad with Halloumi grilled cheese, beetroot mousse and guacamole. YUMMY!
Damn this made us hungry just by writing. Hope you find it helpful and let us know if you tried one of these spots yourself.