Santos has attracted the attention of architects and artists who have established a hip community of glossy shops and cafes. Located towards Tagus river, on small terraces and squares, these venues offer an unbeatable late breakfast experience. Here are some of the best breakfast and bunches served in Santos.
Cafe, Tea , Portuguese, $$$
Owner Sofia Landeau’s heavenly chocolate cake, made from a mixture of a chocolate mousse and a soft brownie, has become so well-known among sweet lovers that she eventually had no choice but to open her all-chocolate cafe and shop. Her philosophy is to treat customers to the best quality chocolate products available. The venue, painted in calm white and blue and located inside LX Factory, is small but cosy, and she also takes orders for delivery. At Landeau Cafe, try Sofia’s signature hot chocolate made with 70% cocoa.
LX Factory, Rua Rodrigues Faria, 103, Alcântara, Lisbon,+351 917 278 939
Cafe da Fábrica
Cafe, Restaurant, Portuguese, Brazilian, $$$
Cafe da Fábrica
Found by the entrance of LX Factory, this cafe presents a menu of light meals made from traditional Portuguese products. To accompany the meal, select drinks from a variety of natural and fresh coffees and juices. Cafe da Fábrica has a warm, welcoming atmosphere, thanks to its cozy interior with vintage furnishings.
LX Factory, Rua Rodrigues Faria, 103, Alcântara, Lisbon, +351 919 978 595
Le Boulangerie is a bakery, inspired by those little charming French cafes, with the smell of freshly baked croissants and pastries spreading for miles. The menu at Le Boulangerie changes daily but inludes items such as baguettes, croissants, tartines and pies. The interior of Le Boulangerie features vintage tables and wooden elements which give the place a cozy and welcoming ambiance.
Rua do Olival, 46, Santos, Lisbon, +351 936 155 742
Le Chat Cafe-Restaurant
Cafe, Restaurant, Portuguese, $$$
Le Chat Cafe-Restaurant
Located right beside the Ancient Art Museum, Le Chat is a perfect place to combine a lazy afternoon sightseeing and a brunch. Inside the cafe, which is actually a transparent glass cube, there are immaculately white chairs and tables facing the River Tagus and offering stunning views of the waterside from every angle possible. It serves light meals such as salads, mini-burgers and finger sandwiches, as well as some genuine cocktails, including mojito with ginger and coriander gin. While at Le Chat, try snacks such as the bold shrimp tempura, or the sautéed sausages assortment.
Jardim 9 de Abril, Santos, Lisbon, +351 917 797 155
The Green Room
The Green Room, located near the vibrant and busy Cais Do Sodre, focuses on offering good, fresh and healthy wholesome food with plenty of vegetarian, vegan and 100% organic options. Order multigrain bread with hummus or a big couscous salad with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and apple slices. Among the drinks are freshly squeezed juices and the house speciality sangrias, crafted with common ingredients like apples, oranges, strawberries, or with more unique flavors of grapes, mint, and cinnamon. Indulge on delicious meals and don’t feel guilty for having this Godly breakfast at the Green Room.
Cais do Sodré 16, Lisbon, +351 21 342 9205
Restaurant, Turkish, Portuguese
Dervixe offers authentic Turkish cuisine. It is owned by a Turkish man named Murat, who dreamed of opening a proper Turkish restaurant in Lisbon that would not only serve typical kebabs, but would be a cultural hub and a venue for experimenting with one’s taste buds. Don’t be overwhelmed by the simplicity of decorations and furniture, because the food is indeed delicious. The owners offer juicy cow and chicken meat alongside famous Turkish pide. A great meal can be finished with fragrant Turkish coffee or tea.
Av. 24 de Julho, 84 A, Santos, Lisbon, +351 218 095 031
Hamburgueria do Bairro
Who said that burgers can not serve a full breakfast meal? Run by two brothers, Hamburgueria do Bairro serves the best burgers in Lisbon, regardless of the time of the day. Hamburgueria do Bairro invites you to indulge in 11 unique flavors. All the burgers are handmade using the best beef of local production, soft bread and other ingredients such as watercress, bacon, piri piri sauce, mayonnaise and tofu. Burgers come with a plate of delicious French fries.
Rua dos Industriais, 9, Santos, Lisbon, +351 213 960 405