Where to eat breakfast in Lisbon


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Leitaria Lisboa

Leitaria Lisboa has the simple goal of having at the table a good fresh milk every day and that 100% natural yoghurt (made only with milk and milk yeast accompanied with the best and flavoured ingredients). Fresh milk, butter, cheese, curd and homemade yoghurt are delivered every day, which they need to start the day with the best products.

In the various locals that this brand has in Lisbon, you can taste the original proposals of bakery and pastries made by hand.
The first time I went there, instead of traditional milk or yoghurt, I ordered a delicious blueberry waffle. They care about the presentation of the plate, as you can see in the photo below.
The location of the café is great with good ambiance and lighting.

Leitaria Lisboa - Waffle

Leitaria Lisboa – Waffle – by Catarina Ribeiro

Additional information:
Address: Praça D. Luis, Nº30, 8 Building, Loja 10 (Travessa do Carvalho)
Schedule: opens every day from 7:30 AM to 8:00 pm

Pop cereal café

In Bairro Alto, a place of conviviality, lots of wine and beer, the Pop Cereal Café was born in 2016, the first café / bar specialized in cereals in Lisbon. Cereal with milk, yes, but not only.

In early 2015, Marco Silva travelled with his friend Tiago to London. He had heard of Cereal Killer, the first cereal café to open in the British capital, and insisted that his travelling companion should visit the café. They enjoyed not only the product but also the concept associated with it, so they thought that this idea would make a huge success in Portugal.

They found some statistics about Portugal. That Portugal was the second European country which ate the most cereal, according to a study done by Nestlé. When they returned to Portugal, a third member joined the group, Filipe Vicente. This trio then started to work on what would become Pop Cereal Café, the first space of its kind to open in Lisbon.

You can find up there many pre-made cereal mixes, for example, King Coconut (3,60€) and Final Fantasy (3,70€). The first one includes Multi Cheerios, Chocapic Duo, White Tresor, Mini Coconut Chocolate, Grated Coconut and Bounty Topping and Milk. The second one includes Rice Krispies, Frosties, Pudding, Whipped Cream, Belgians, Caramel Topping and Milk.

There are also cereal shakes, called Freakshakes, with such suggestive and creative names as Insanutella (4.30 €) or Caramel Overdose (4.30 €). Caramel overdose was the shake I liked the most, a complete burst of caramel flavour in the drink! The presentation and care they have with the products they sell is a lot.
The coffee itself is very colourful and served very hot! A great space for everyone who wants something original to try!

Pop cereal café

Pop cereal café – by Catarina Ribeiro

Additional information:
address: Rua do Norte, 64 (Bairro Alto), Lisboa
Phone number: 96 544 4301 / 91 836 1058
Schedule: everyday from 10 am to 12 pm

Nicolau Lisboa

Nicolau Lisboa serves brunch every day, açai bowls and granola yoghurt for breakfast, as well as well-composed salads for a meal. Despite identifying more as a cafeteria, at Nicolau Lisboa (so-called because of the street where it is) there are suggestions for a light meal or breakfast.

For breakfast, you can ask for their brunch (15€) which includes pancake, yoghurt bowl or chia pudding, avocado toast or smoked salmon & cheese toast and coffee or tea. This brunch is served all day long. There are also more plates for lunch like the beet and orange salad (4 €) or the tender dough pastries (4 €). More composed are the salads, all between 8,50€ and 9€.

One time I went there to have a delicious smoked salmon salad and lemonade, as you can see in the picture below!

Both foreigners and natives are looking for places with a good, pleasant and original atmosphere, one of them with a fantastic decoration: a communal table with a Smeg toaster – the so-called toaster table; the beautiful entrance to the bathroom with tropical wallpaper and a vinyl record player that gives music to the café.
There is a Nicolau café in Porto too and there is another version of Nicolau in Lisbon called Amelia.

Nicolau Lisboa

Nicolau Lisboa – by Catarina Ribeiro

Additional information:
Address: Rua de São Nicolau, 17, Baixa 1100-547 Lisboa
phone number:+351218860312
Schedule: Everyday from 08:30 am to 8:00 pm

Zenith brunch & cocktails

Brunch dishes at Zenith, photo sourced from their Facebook

Zenith is another café that offers various combinations of healthy and tasty options. From natural juices to coffee. You can find various dishes at Zenith: from classic eggs Benedict to scrambled eggs, to yoghurt with granola, tapioca, delicious and Smoothie Bowls, Salad Bowls and the famous Banana Bread.

They also have vegan options. In addition to the full meals they offer, it is possible to go to the cocktail hour between 5 PM and 7 PM and order a cocktail, sangria or gin.

Zenith is located both in Lisbon and Porto.

Additional information:
Address: Rua do Telhal nº4, Lisboa
Schedule: Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 7 PM
phone number: 211 527 583

Chérie Paloma

Chérie Paloma is a Mexican coffee option, located in the neighbourhood in Santos

Starting with the beverages, you can choose between the hot or cold ones. In the hot ones, you can choose between a latte and a Mexican hot chocolate, among other international options such as cappuccino.

The colds include Jarritos, mango, guava or grapefruit soda, and fruit juices. Alternatively, there are smoothies such as Greener Than Gold with orange, banana, pineapple, spinach, mint and ginger. To accompany, the suggestion is the Mexican brioche bread, “sweet and crispy”.

The breakfast menu (€ 14) also includes fried eggs with green and red beans and salsa, or scrambled eggs (Mexican way) with tomatoes, onions, jalapeños, potatoes and beans. At the café, you can hear Mexican music.

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Chérie Paloma - Food

Chérie Paloma – Food – by Chérie Paloma

Additional information:
Address: Praça Marquês de Abrantes, 148, Lisboa
Phone number: 938139296
Schedule: Monday and Thursday to Sunday from 9 am to 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm to 12 pm; Tuesday to Wednesday from 9 am to 4:30 pm