Lisbon for Coffee Lovers: Where To Go


One word of advice for your trip to Lisbon: don’t ever say a bad word against Portuguese coffee… especially the espresso!

The Portuguese hold their coffee to extremely high esteem and it is also a very important part of their dining experience. Most main meals are followed by a shot of espresso, regardless of the time of day.

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So if you’re a coffee fiend this means you’re in luck. Lisbon has great coffee roasting houses scattered around the city where you can get your daily fix. At least one of the following spot should be within walking distance of your hotel or Airbnb.


Copenhagen Coffee Lab in Lisbon

The owners of Copenhagen Coffee Lab hail from Denmark and are on a mission to bring more international coffees to Lisbon. The beans used in the coffee shop are actually roasted in Denmark as well, and shipped into the city regularly.

The coffee shop is a great place to enjoy a cuppa, a snack and even do some work if you are a freelancer. They have a simple menu involving sandwiches, pastries and fresh baked cakes.

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If you’ve been on a free guided walking tour through the center you may have notices a few of these coffee shops around. My personal favorite is this one in the Alfama, but the coffee is consistently good across all branches.

OPENING HOURS: Monday TO Sunday – 8am to 7pm
ADDRESS: Alfama, Rua das, Escolas Gerais 34, 1100-213 Lisboa, Portugal

Tease in Lisbon

Lisbon is all about the slow coffee vibe. The locals like to sit over there hot drink and savor it, rather than emerge in a grab-and-go kind of scenario.

At Tease you’ll be only too happy to sit and take in the space. The baroque decor and quirky furniture makes for a good place to spend an hour enjoying coffee and light meals.

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Tease is known for their Nutella coffee, which I highly recommend if you’re a fan of both coffee and the hazelnut based treat. 

OPENING HOURS: Monday TO Sunday – 9am to 7pm
ADDRESS: R. Quintinha 70B, 1200-420 Lisboa, Portugal

WISH Slow Coffee House in Lisbon

As I said, slow coffee is the new trend in the Portuguese capital and WISH Coffee House is on the same mission to have people sit in rather than grab and dash.

The slow coffee movement is something we should all get behind in the effort to reduce waste and our carbon footprints. Sit-in coffee eliminates the use of paper cups and plastic lids; all in an effort to save the planet one coffee at a time.

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WISH is the coffee house of Lisbon’s Lx Factory on the Tagus River. The old factory ground is filled with cafes, restaurants, bookstores, shops and bars.

OPENING HOURS: Monday TO Sunday – 9:30am to 7:30m
ADDRESS: Espaço G 02a, R. Rodrigues de Faria 103, 1300-472 Lisboa, Portugal
METRO STATION: Alcantara-Mar

Hello, Kristof in Lisbon

The intention behind Hello, Kristof was for a space where freelancers could come to enjoy well made coffee while completing their work or reading a book.

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The coffee shop is significantly bigger than most others in Lisbon which allows for a co-operative space for the community. A lot of people actually arrive here and wish they’d brought something with to occupy their time, so to help them along, Hello, Kristof constructed their now famous zine wall that patrons can use at their leisure.

I highly recommend their carrot cake!
OPENING HOURS: Monday TO Friday – 9am to 6pm
ADDRESS: R. do Poço dos Negros 103, 1200-337 Lisboa, Portugal

The Mill in Lisbon

The Australian breakfast/brunch movement has become a goal of cafe owners around the world. No one does it like the Aussies, and The Mil is Lisbon’s very own Australian-Portuguese coffee cafe just outside of Bairro Alto.

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In addition to exceptional coffee, the cafe does breakfasts and brunches that will make your head spin. Everything from fry ups to pancakes, bagels and more. Whatever you do, someone at your table needs to order the berry French toast plate.

OPENING HOURS: Monday TO Sunday – 8am to 4pm
ADDRESS: R. do Poço dos Negros 1, 1200-335 Lisboa, Portugal

Fábrica Coffee Roasters in Lisbon

For coffee lovers who like a variety of brews to choose from when placing their order, this is the place for you.

At Fábrica Coffee Roasters they pride themselves on sourcing the best beans from around the world, and combining them in perfect ratios for tasty coffees. They also roast everything on site, which makes it as fresh as can be.

I like that this cafe also makes an effort to include self-serve complimentary water inside of the space, which is something Lisbon needs more of. Enough with the plastic!

OPENING HOURS: Monday TO Sunday – 8am to 8pm
ADDRESS: R. das Portas de Santo Antão 136, 1150-269 Lisboa, Portugal
METRO STATION: Rossio – Lisboa

SO Coffee Roasters in Lisbon

SO Coffee Roasters are the new kids on the block for coffee in Lisbon. Their concept is to keep it simple and focus on quality beans and tasty brews.

They have employed some of the best baristas in Lisbon to help bring their vision into fruition. The staff are noticeably well informed and passionate about the products and project.

They also offer milk alternatives making the space friendly toward vegans and lactose free individuals.

You’ll find them in the heart of the busting Chiado district in the north of the city .

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OPENING HOURS: Monday TO Sunday – 10am to 7pm
ADDRESS: Calçada do Sacramento 26, 1200-394 Lisboa, Portugal