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Nicolau Cafe

Rua de Sao Nicolau 17, Lisbon 1100-547, Portugal
+351 21 886 0312
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (51 reviews)
“pancakes” (42 reviews)
“acai bowl” (8 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
Cafe, European, Healthy, Bar, International, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rua de Sao Nicolau 17, Lisbon 1100-547, Portugal
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Nicolau Cafe
1. Amazing brunch
"This place is busy so be prepared to wait a little."
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2. Best brunch in town
"The only thing we can say, we need to come back soon!"
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3. Really fresh brunch!
"Delicious food, all the elements were sooooo fresh and tasty."
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1 - 10 of 215 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really amazing restaurant I went for a brunch with my mom and we loved the experience! Great staff Really nice food we were eating with our eyes! And the environment itself was really great! For sure I’ll go back!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank anapW6851BD
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place, very good food and friendly staff. Good price. I recommend everyone to go. I enyoied every breakfast I made. TOP 👍

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second time at Nicolau Cafe. (The first time I was invited by the owners to check it out.) This time, I went on my own. The customer service between the first and second trips was like night and day. The waitresses were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank smm9001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cute place with an amazing brunch for 15€! We tried different options and all of them tasted wonderful! Be prepared to wait in line in order to get a table but don't worry, it's worth the wait

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank christab625
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had difficulty finding a cafe that had plant based milk until we came across this lovely cafe. The staff were very good and friendly. There were some interesting and nice food available. Would recommend a visit.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Charles K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

they have a great breakfast menu with a lot of healthy choices; there is some waiting time involved as it is always very busy but it is definitely worth the wait - the quality is impeccable and everything is obviously home made.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank nesentema
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was disappointed by the behavior of an employee. We ordered desserts and instead of one she had brought us two, then she asked us rudely if we had told her two or not. The desserts was good but the coffee was the worst I...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Αμέλεια E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for brunch during our time in Lisbon because I was craving pancakes and if I was eating this place on the pancakes alone I’d give it zero stars if I could (especially considering the wait time and slow service). Dry and doughy while at...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank r3d_bunny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food, service and surroundings here and generally very good. A nice selection of healthy fruit-based breakfast options (Açai bowls etc), and also eggs/salmon/avocado type dishes. They also serve a dinner menu. Whilst the food was very nice, it wasn’t quite 5 star in its...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jonathan A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great fruit bowls and a big brunch menu with smoothie, juices and pancakes included. Be prepared to wait in a queue, but we still visited twice in Lisbon and the only let down was the coffee wasn't to my taste. Staff were polite.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank nellmartin2018
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
$11 - $17
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
8:30 AM - 8:00 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
  • E-mail
Located in the heart of old Lisbon, Nicolau is the perfect place for your brunch, lunch or just a healthy snack! 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 colourful salads, green juices, smoothies, pancakes, açaí bowls, eggs, home made granola, avo toasts, benedicts, yogurts all made with fresh ingredients and with a lot of love.
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