My wife, 9-month-old son, and I were wandering through Bairro Alto on a Sunday afternoon, our last day in Portugal, hoping that we could find a shop open, serving some touriga nacional wine. Yes, we know it's Lisbon on Sunday at 4pm ...
We stumbled across this shop and it was open. The staff were super friendly and helpful. Although they didn't have the wine that we wanted - a full touriga nacional grape wine - they tried to get us something close. Although not the same, the wine was still very good. The guy waiting on us brought us bread, cheese, and the jam tubes to sample. Brilliant.
Most importantly, it was nap time for the baby. No problem, because it was a slow Sunday afternoon, they simply brought us to the leather couch where we let the baby sleep. They turned down the volume on the music and simply helped us have the closest thing to a 'date afternoon' for the trip.
I definitely recommend the laid back atmosphere for wine and cheese.
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