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In 19th-century Lisbon, kiosks sold tobacco, magazines, newspapers, snacks, and refreshments. Since the 1980s, these old spaces have been recovered and new ones have appeared, adding patio seating and cultural events to their menus.
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Av. da Liberdade, 1250-096 Lisboa, Portugal
The Avenida da Liberdade in Lisbon is the wide avenue in the center of town. After the earthquake of 1755, the Minister Pombal designed the new Lisbon and for the main avenue, he used the Champs Elysees in Paris as his model. This is a beautiful...
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Praça do Príncipe Real, 1250-301 Lisboa, Portugal
Restored kiosks, like this pink one located at Príncipe Real’s Garden, are where you can go on a Saturday morning before buying your organic vegetables and fruits at the market. Or maybe you're here at the end of the day to relax and enjoy a bit...
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Jardim Teófilo de Braga, (em frente ao nº 26 da rua do 4 de Infantaria), 1350-266 Lisboa, Portugal
These kiosks are appearing in gardens and squares, and they provide a fantastic end-of-day refreshment. This one is in a garden at Campo de Ourique, where you won’t likely see a single tourist. At this writing, there are nine burger varieties,...
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Av. da Liberdade 28, 1250-145 Lisboa, Portugal
The Avenida da Liberdade, which connects Marquês de Pombal to downtown, is full of kiosks that sell food and drinks. This one, Maritaca, sells thin-crust pizzas, which can be accompanied by a cocktail such as a Mojito or Caipirinha. I work nearby...
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Avenida da Liberdade, Quiosques Liberdade - Posto 4, 1250-145 Lisboa, Portugal
A kiosk at Avenida da Liberdade, this one has the best chocolate cake in the world. If you don’t fancy chocolate, you have other choices like custard tarts, croissants, or even a light meal. But of course, there are also drinks, like caipigelado...
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Jardim Botto Machado, Campo de Santa Clara, 1100-471 Lisboa, Portugal
This is a nice place to come with the family. The kiosk sits inside Botto Machado’s garden, so your kids can play on the grass or attend one of the shows for kids while you drink a coffee or a wine. Besides shows for kids, you also have events...
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Praça das Amoreiras 30, 1250-020 Lisboa, Portugal
This kiosk location is a peaceful place, near a road that goes from Amoreiras to Rato. You'll find this kiosk in a small but very nice garden, Jardim das Amoreiras, just behind some big arches. The menu has toast and snacks, and drinks. Sometimes...
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Quiosque Jardim Lisboa Antiga, Rua das Francesinhas - Santos-o-Velho, 1200-675 Lisboa, Portugal
This kiosk is in the garden next to the university where I studied. Sadly, this kiosk didn’t exist back then. It’s also near the Parliament, so if you plan to visit there, afterward you can come and have a French-style crepe (with salad at...
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Jardim do Palácio Galveias, Campo Pequeno, 1049-046 Lisboa, Portugal
Inside the garden of Galveias Palace (mid-17th century), you will find this kiosk, where you will have the company of peacocks. You can choose a delicious cake or, if you’re having lunch, a light meal or snack. If you need to kill time because...
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Calçada Do Monte 46, 1100-362 Lisboa, Portugal
Another garden to discover in Lisbon, located in the local neighborhood of Graça. With main attractions nearby, like Villa Bertha or the viewpoints of Graça and Senhora do Monte, this garden is a wonderful spot to rest and enjoy a sunset...