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Nicolau Cafe

Rua de Sao Nicolau 17, Lisbon 1100-547, Portugal
+351 21 886 0312
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (36 reviews)
“pancakes” (32 reviews)
“acai bowl” (7 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Cafe, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rua de Sao Nicolau 17, Lisbon 1100-547, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visited Cafe Nicolau a few times and I really like the food, but there are places where the food is a little bit better but not so pretty. All in all the prices are very okay and I would go back. The joghurt bowls...More

Thank Jil_04
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed the food but was slightly let down. Holindaise sauce was so runny, eggs beni was adverage but good coffee and menu selection. Good if you want just avo on toast

Thank nicoledinsdale
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered a chicken bowl. It was very tasty with various ingredients. Chicken marinated in sauce, brown rice, sweet potato, veggies. The juice I had -ginger, apple-beetroot- was average. I arrived during busy lunchtime, had to wait a little bit. It definitely worth a visit!...More

Thank Boglárka V
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here a few times, lunch and dinner -we loved it, the servings were a good size, the food great as was the service. Creative food and drinks, hip, atmosphere really lovely with great relaxing colors. Relaxing, menu was wide and varied.Always busy which...More

Thank Sarina T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really like the food because it is fresh with super-healthy options which I appreciate while traveling. That said, the staff seems really uninterested in their customers. It is like they know their menu is good so they don’t have to be friendly because people...More

Thank ALBratt
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am huge on breakfast. Something that was really hard to find in Portugal. However, this place fit the bill. American style breakfast. Place was packed for good reason and had great music playing. Highly recommended for breakfast.

Thank Aniello1025
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is rare I write a review, but this time, I was shocked how bad the food was.. Chicken bowl disgusting, brocoli tasting seafood, avocado not even eatable. What a waste of time and money while in Lisbon.

Thank Arthur M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and friendly staff. However, we were waiting over an hour to be seated. Eggs were cold when they arrived and juice was very bland (basically water) but the granola, pancakes and coffee was great.

Thank Laura F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was great, but the service is slow and it takes a while to get a table. The coffee though, was the worst we had in Portugal. Loved the salmon toast and the yogurt was great (topped with fruits and granola). The scrambled eggs...More

Thank ConsultantMom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nicolau is definetly a hidden gem in Lisbon. Great food, nice vibe and amazing decor. Thumbs up for the funny and helpful waiter, Ricardo.

Thank Natalia A
Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
A pending candidate to become a World Heritage Site,
Lisbon's downtown (the "Baixa Pombalina", or simply
"Baixa") is a perfect example of anti-earthquake
construction, having been rebuilt following the 1755
earthquake by the famous Marquês de Pombal (hence its
name). Its offer is vast: restaurants and cafes in
Rossio and Restauradores, outlets and shops in the
Áurea, Augusta, Prata and other famous streets, the
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Hugo M
February 22, 2018|
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Response from Rebecca F | Reviewed this property |
Yes, just tell them and they can make lots of the dishes gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $18
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua de Sao Nicolau 17, Lisbon 1100-547, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Neighborhood: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Phone Number: +351 21 886 0312
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Located in the heart of old Lisbon, Nicolau is the perfect place for your brunch, lunch or just a healthy snack! Recently opened, this corner cafe offers a warm and relaxed atmosphere and everyday we create healthy dishes you might actually crave, because our love for food is reflected in what we do. Visit us for fresh Green Juices, smothies, pancakes, açai, tapioca, home made granola, avo toasts, Benedits, yogurts and colourful salads all made with fresh ingredients and with a lot of love.
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