Porto Coffee Shops: 5 Cafes to Visit in Porto, Portugal

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There are so many great cafes in Porto, Portugal and the city has a burgeoning coffee scene. Here are the 5 Porto coffee shops you need to visit!

I tend to judge a city by its coffee scene; what are the cafes like, what kind of coffee is on offer, is there a community of people who are truly passionate about it? If a city doesn’t have much to offer in this realm, then I’m probably not going to fall in love with it. It’s a destination deal-breaker for me.

But I knew immediately upon stepping foot in Porto, Portugal that it was a good coffee city. I could just feel it. I was set on finding the best coffee in Porto, with the help of my trusty Google Maps. I know there is more than the little bit that I experienced, but I was happy with the handful of cafes I did get to try.

I made it to about 5 Porto coffee shops during my week in the city, and I want to share them here with you. If you go to Porto, be sure to add these cafes to your itinerary!

best coffee in Porto, Portugal

Porto Coffee Shops

breakfast on a cafe table

Esquires Coffee

This was the first café I stepped into while in Porto, and it gave me confidence that this city truly had a great coffee scene. It was a short walk from my hostel and I ended up spending quite a bit of time here working (outlets under all the tables!). There’s a really nice covered outdoor seating area, and a good amount of space inside too.

They had good coffee, a great atmosphere, and good breakfast options.

→Address: R. de 31 de Janeiro 215

cafe breakfast and laptop on a table

Bird of Passage Coffee

Bird of Passage is the best representation of Porto’s coffee scene (based on the places I visited). It’s laid-back, it has plenty of space with a big communal table at the center of the café, and the coffee is top-notch. It has that “hipster” cafe vibe a lot of us are looking for, without any pretension.

It’s just far enough off the main tourist streets to feel quiet, but still convenient for anyone visiting the city.

→Address: R. do Duque de Loulé 185-187

overhead view of a coffee and cupcake

Spirito Coffee & Cupcakes

Spirito is really all about the cupcakes and gelato, but they have good coffee too. My cappuccino was delicious, and I loved the outdoor space in front of the shop. I didn’t particularly love the red velvet cupcake I bought…but this is a fun spot for an afternoon treat!

→Address: Praça de Gomes Teixeira 36

coffee flight

C’alma Specialty Coffee Room

C’alma is sort of hidden in the lobby of a building. If you’re not looking for it, you might miss it, but it is well worth the search!

The space has a vintage feel, and it’s very inviting. The staff are kind and the café seemed pretty quiet. I recommend getting one of the coffee or espresso flights. There are a couple of options to choose from, and it gives you a chance to try some new roasts.

This was my favorite coffee experience in Porto; a must for coffee lovers!

→Address: R. de Passos Manuel 44

hand holding up a cup of coffee

Combi Specialty Coffee

Combi Specialty Coffee has a café in the Passos Manuel area of Porto, plus a namesake green coffee truck that makes an appearance around the city. This place was down the street from my Airbnb (I stayed at multiple places while in Porto), and I loved being able to walk over to grab a coffee before going back to get some work done.

→Address: Rua Morgado Mateus nº29

Honorable Mentions – More Coffee in Porto

I didn’t make it to every Porto coffee shop on my list, unfortunately. Here are a few more places I heard about that you might want to check out!

    • Moustache – Praça de Carlos Alberto 104
    • O Diplomata – Rua de José Falcão 32
    • The Traveller Caffe – Praça de Almeida Garrett Nº 22

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By Courtney Minor

Wandering around and writing about it.

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