Find the best coffee in Lisbon, Portugal with these awesome specialty and third wave Lisbon cafes!
If you know me at all (and by that I mean if you follow me on Instagram or Twitter), then you won’t be surprised to hear that I was on the hunt for the BEST coffee in Lisbon during my time there. I painstakingly searched out and drank as much coffee as I could, all for research. Basically, I was just doing what I always do.
I spent two months in Portugal, and the majority of that time was in Lisbon. I drank coffee at every little café and padaria I came across, because honestly, it’s not hard to find good coffee (I mean, espresso) in this city.
However, it’s the third wave and specialty coffee shops in Lisbon that most of you are probably looking for, and that’s what I was most interested in finding too. Well, I found ‘em (with the help of lots of research, Pinterest, Google Maps, and recommendations from both bloggers and people I met in Lisbon).
I’ve gathered all of my favorite Lisbon cafes here so you can easily find the best places to grab a coffee. I put the coffee itself at the forefront of course, but I also based my picks on the cafes themselves. Are they well-designed? Are they good for working? Do they have a good atmosphere? These are the important factors for the best cafes in Lisbon!
Add these Lisbon coffee shops to your itinerary if you’re planning a visit!
Where to Find the Best Coffee in Lisbon
Copenhagen Coffee Lab & Bakery
Copenhagen Coffee Lab & Bakery is one of the best coffee shops in Lisbon. Originating in (you guessed it) Copenhagen, this specialty coffee roaster has cafes all around Lisbon (as well as in other cities).
This is one of the most popular cafes for remote workers and “digital nomads”, because in addition to having amazing coffee, their spaces are really set up for working and socializing. You can typically find large communal tables, as well as plenty of tables and seating with outlets for plugging in.
There are 5 locations in Lisbon: Alcântara, Alfama, Cais do Sodré, Praca dos Flores (Principe Real), and Santa Clara.
The Cais do Sodré café is the newest location (opened in April 2019), and I highly recommend stopping by. It’s the most centrally-located (convenient for tourists and visitors), it’s in a great neighborhood, and the café is really spacious with a good atmosphere.
I’ve personally only been to the Cais do Sodré and Praca dos Flores cafes, but no matter which café you go to, they all have the same delicious coffee!
Cais do Sodré • Rua de S. Paulo 62
Praca das Flores (Principe Real) • Rua Nova da Piedade 10
Alfama • Escolas Gerais 34
Alcântara • Rua Prior do Crato 1a
Santa Clara • Campo de Santa Clara 136
This is a popular café for brunch and coffee in the Cais do Sodre neighborhood. It’s right next door to the Outsite co-working space, which means it’s definitely popular with the working crowd.
It has a bright and light atmosphere with great coffee (otherwise it wouldn’t be on this list). I’d say it’s one of my favorite lattes in Lisbon!
Rua de S. Paulo 99
This is the Lisbon coffee shop I heard about most before my trip. Every blog post/blogger/traveler seemed to recommend Hello, Kristoff, and I can see why.
It’s a small café in Bairro Alto, near a lot of other trendy cafes and restaurants. When I say small, I do mean SMALL, so don’t be surprised if there’s no room to sit. However, if you go at the right time, it is a good place to chill out with a coffee. There’s also a wall of magazines you can browse and it’s super chill (sorry for saying super chill).
R. do Poço dos Negros 103
Fabrica Coffee Roasters
Along with Hello, Kristoff, I feel like every “Best Coffee in Lisbon” list includes Fabrica Coffee Roasters. It definitely seems to be a regularly-photographed café; that little black awning on the corner of the cobblenstoned hills.
There are two locations to visit: one in Baixa-Chiado, up the hill from Cais do Sodre; and one tucked away on the other side of Avenida da Liberdade, next to the Lavra Funicular.
I definitely rate this as one of the best cafes in Lisbon. Good coffee and good work space…what more could you need?
R. das Portas de Santo Antão 136
Rua das Flores 63
The Mill is just up the street from Hello, Kristoff, so if you’re planning to do some café hopping, you’ll definitely want to visit these two Lisbon cafes at the same time.
This is another small café that tends to get quite busy for breakfast and brunch. It looks like they have pretty good food, but I just stopped in for a latte (to go). The Mill takes inspiration from Australian cafe culture, and blends it perfectly into Lisbon’s cafe culture.
This was another favorite based on the coffee alone, so make sure you add this to your Lisbon coffee shop itinerary!
R. do Poço dos Negros 1
Café de Finca
Café de Finca is over in the Alcântara area, to the west of LX Factory. It isn’t as convenient for visitors who are just spending their time in the central part of the city, but if you are willing to go out of your way for good coffee, then you won’t be disappointed!
Actually, it’s really not out of the way, because a lot of you will want to make a visit to LX Factory. You could easily walk a couple extra blocks to stop by this Lisbon café.
If you don’t make it to Café de Finca, you can visit Montana Lisboa instead (read below) to try the coffee.
R. Luís de Camões 112A
Coffee at LX Factory
If you head out to the LX Factory (a creative compound filled with restaurants, shops, and more), there are a couple of good cafes to choose from. Mainly, Café na Fabrica and WISH Slow Coffee House.
I wouldn’t suggest you go out of your way specifically to have coffee at either place, but since you’re probably going to hang out at LX Factory anyways, it’s worthwhile to pop in for an espresso.
LX Factory – R. Rodrigues de Faria
Montana Lisboa Cafe
Montana Lisboa is located right on the Tagus River, next to the ferry terminal and Cais do Sodre station. It’s kind of an art gallery/art supply store/café…an interesting mix.
It seems to be more popular as a place to grab food overlooking the water, but they have a small espresso stand inside where they serve Café de Finca coffee. There are large tables inside and lots of outdoor seating.
Rua da Cintura do Porto do Lisboa
Others Places to Get Coffee in Lisbon
There are a few places I’d recommend more for the whole breakfast/brunch experience, but also have really good coffee you can grab and go. I’ve also included a couple of places I didn’t get a chance to visit, but would definitely make sure to visit next time!
- Brick Café Lisboa· Rua de Moçambique 2
- Early Birds Lisbon· R. Nova da Piedade 89-97
- Dear Breakfast· R. Gaivotas 17
- Boutik· R. de São Bento 106D
- Fauna & Flora· Rua da Esperança 33
- Le Petit Prince Cafe Culture · R. Cecíllio de Sousa 1a
Best Coffee in Lisbon – Map
Use this map to keep track and easily find all of the Lisbon cafes on this list!
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