Where to Find All Day Breakfast in Lisbon
Finding all day breakfasts in European cities has been a personal project of mine for some time now. A silent project that I complete with just myself; one that has left me particular disappointed in Lisbon’s breakfast scene.
At best, I have been able to track down only four spots suitable for all day breakfast in the Portuguese capital. The Portuguese have little desire to eat breakfast for dinner and considering their traditional foods, I can’t say I blame them.
When you really need your breakfast fix, here is where to go:
Copenhagen Coffee Lab & Bakery in Lisbon
The Copenhagen Coffee Lab is a really nice breakfast spot first thing in the morning. It sits north of the city center, right on the edge of the Jardim Fialho de Almeida.
Their breakfast menu is great, it’s a pity that not all of the options are served as all day meals. Instead, Copenhagen Coffee Lab has a separate menu item called “all day breakfast” that one can order from opening through closing.
This is essentially a plate of different breakfast foods. Included is a boiled egg, a yoghurt, granola and fruit bowl, a croissant with jam and butter, a slice of toast, some cured meat and a baked treat.
It might not be the hearty fry up you had in mind, but it’s quite a filling meal to eat at lunch or dinner time, when breakfast is nothing more than a thing of the past.
Because Copenhagen Coffee Lab is also a bakery, their croissants can be ordered at any time of the day as well.
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday — 8am to 7pm
ADDRESS: R. Nova da Piedade 10, 1200-192 Lisboa, Portugal
Metro STATION: Santos
Amélia in Lisbon
Looking at it, one might assume this to be a tourist trap, where overpriced food with mediocre flavor reign supreme. Amélia is quite the opposite, situated far outside of the city center in a local residential neighborhood.
They serve all of their morning foods all day, so you’ll be able to eat egg on toast for your dinner if you so desire.
Fruitarians take note: Amélia has a really generous fruit plate on their menu, also served at all hours of the service day.
Be sure to take advantage of their entertainment shelves. They keep an array of boardgames, magazines and books on offer at all times for diners to enjoy while they eat or sip coffee.
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday — 9am to 8pm
ADDRESS: R. Ferreira Borges 101, 1350-128 Lisboa, Portugal
Metro STATION: Jacques Bonsergent
Leitaria Lisboa in Lisbon
I believe there to officially be two branches of Leitaria Lisboa in Lisbon. I’ve only ever been to the one in the city’s far north, but their other branch is right on the coast near Cais do Sodre and is apparently just as great.
The menus remain the same at both locations, so all day breakfast is easily accessible regardless of where you are staying.
This is a breakfast/brunch/bakery space, with everything available at all opening hours. The menu is a healthy mix of all of the most important breakfast, brunch and light lunch foods, all of them suitable for consumption at all times of the day.
Even their light sandwiches, for example, I wouldn’t object to as my first meal of the day. Fancy a breakfast cheese board? Or perhaps a fig salad? Pay them a visit!
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday — 7:30am to 8pm
ADDRESS: Avenida da, R. Artilharia 1 87, Lisboa, Portugal
Metro STATION: Marquês de Pombal
Pop Cereal Café in Lisbon
I had a good laugh with myself when I walked by this spot the other day, and realized I had completely neglected it as a very obvious all day breakfast spot.
The Pop Cereal Cafe is Lisbon’s very own cereal bar. It’s a nostalgic space where you’ll get to channel your inner child, sampling cereals from all over the world.
When you’re ready to settle on just one cereal, you’ll then choose your choice of milk and toppings. There are milk alternatives for anyone who doesn’t like to drink the juice of a cow.
It’s the all day breakfast bar of our dreams. A wonderland for both children and adults alike!
The Pop Cereal Cafe has become a popular spot for travelers, especially families. Since it’s open until midnight every day, consider making this a late night breakfast stop .
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday — 9am to 12am
ADDRESS: R. do Norte 64, 1200-365 Lisboa, Portugal
Metro STATION: Rossio-Lisboa
While I hunt for more places in which to eat breakfast foods at odd hours, why don’t you enjoy yourself and take a free guided walking tour through the city center? You’ll learn of history, architecture and Portuguese culture, and then we’ll meet up for cereal when you’re done!