Cafes in Lisbon
It’s impossible to miss the cafés and pastry shops in Lisbon. Many of them boast years of history, with past habitués such as the Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa. Ask for a "bica" (small cup of strong coffee) and you will sound like a true Lisboan.

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Old-School Elegance at A Brasileira

Open since 1905, “A Brasileira” was once the choice of Fernando Pessoa, the great Portuguese poet. You can sit beside him just outside, next to his bronze statue. Back in the day, this place was a hangout for writers, artists, and journalists.

The location, in Garret Street, is great—just a step from the popular meet-up spot Largo de Camões.

You can get there by subway (Baixa/Chiado Station), tram (Nº28), or on foot (go down Misericórdia Street, up Alecrim Street, or up Garret Street)—or come from one of the many streets of Bairro Alto).

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by Rita Alves
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