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Pois Cafe

#96 of 3,055 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
Austrian, European, Spanish
As featured in One perfect day in Alfama
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Rua Sao Joao da Praca 95 | 1100-521 Lisbon, Lisbon 1100-521, Portugal
351218862497
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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  • 274
    Excellent
  • 252
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place to relax

I am staying in the neighborhood for a few weeks and have eaten here 2x in the last week. Came for breakfast. Nice menu (eggs, etc or yogurt and fruit). Wait staff is very friendly. Atmosphere is great. tables that can be shared by more than one group or you can sit on couches and eat off... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
ilovenyc
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las vegas
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las vegas
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am staying in the neighborhood for a few weeks and have eaten here 2x in the last week. Came for breakfast. Nice menu (eggs, etc or yogurt and fruit). Wait staff is very friendly. Atmosphere is great. tables that can be shared by more than one group or you can sit on couches and eat off coffee tables. Lots... More 

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Thank ilovenyc
Lisbon, Portugal
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have just had lunch at Pois Café and I am sorry to say that I found it disappointing to say the least. The café has a nice vibe with its eclectic furniture and books around the walls for their customers to read but that is where the positives stop. The food is over-priced and not that great. I wanted... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cosy, friendly service and a nice atmosphere, but perhaps a bit trendy and this is reflected in the prices, which are way above the Lisbon average, even in the centre. In the heart of the tourist area of the old town.

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St Petersburg, Russia
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122 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really lovely atmosphere - large tables make for a communal dining experience. Very easy to get chatting to all manner of interesting people here, surrounded by books and toys. Home style food is good without being outstanding. Stand out items were the deserts and craft beer, plus a fair range of veggie options, which can be hard to find in... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried Hake fish and it was really good. Better than breathtapas. Day lunch option available. Nice place with books and newspapers and sofas. Austrian owners have invented something different in the food scene.

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Thank timoh522
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We popped into this lavishly spacious cafe for cakes and coffee after dinner. All the cakes seemed to be handmade in house, and the lady who made them walked us through the selection. We wanted one of each! But we settled on the Torta de Limão and the Tiramisu, both were great. The coffee here too is of a more... More 

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Thank Hayden B B
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I used to go to Pois cafe when in Lisbon so I did it last week. The cafe still have a great atmosphere and nice panini however somehow, the cappuccino who used to be superb was awful. I Tried twice in different days and both were horrible Pitty! However next time I am in Lisbon I will try again...just in... More 

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Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

I ordered the brunch menu. Like the mushroom soup. Very flavorful and not as rich as i thought ,- that's a good thing. Butba little disappointed with the main diah.bthe egg is unnecessarily oily. The meatballs were a bit dry. But traveling alone, i do enjoy the cozy atmosphere here. Nice stop after visiting the castle and Cathedral in the... More 

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Thank Lei W
Sao Paulo, SP
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Since the owner sold these place to new people Pois Cafe never again had good food. Before you could have a excellent snacks or deserts but not now! The place still is has a good atmosphere with old furniture and cozy ambiance but nothing different that you find in cafes at others major cities, everything there is overpriced for Lisbon... More 

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israel
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83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

i do not understand what is all the hip around it. clearly no locals, prices are upscale , brunch that we took was 15.4 euro and it had industrial honny, jam and butter . there was missunderstanding that they wanted to charge us more for the eggs included in the brunch, they had to call the manager, rediculos!! anyway the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Sao Joao da Praca 95 | 1100-521 Lisbon, Lisbon 1100-521, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
  • Neighborhood: Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
  • Phone Number: 351218862497

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12
  • Cuisine: Austrian, European, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria

Neighborhood Profile
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
Explore narrow streets and alleyways, small cafes and, of course, the internationally acclaimed Fado music. The earth-shattering Great Earthquake of 1755 destroyed most of the city but the contiguous neighborhoods of Mouraria, Castelo and Alfama remained standing to this day. These neighborhoods represent Lisbon at its historical best. The cool breeze of the Tagus river will take you up the hills to the sound of Fado, where you'll discover the best "tascas," eat delicious fresh fish and drink great wines. Discover hidden viewpoints and ancient traces of other civilizational ruins in the heart of the Portuguese capital. These are centuries-old neighborhoods that will welcome you to the very best of old Lisbon culture.