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!
Porto Coffee Shops
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
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
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
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
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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