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Pois Cafe

#119 of 3,223 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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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Today
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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All hours
Hours:
Mon 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Tasty food, ok service and friendly staff. Good Atmosphere, nice place to relax and hang out. Definitely worth going again!

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Thank Anna L
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I'm really bemused by the glowing reviews for this place: I don't know where people are seeing the charm. It's just a shabby tourist trap with abrupt staff, and the atmosphere is hectic and unpleasant - braying tourists and awful music, all turned up too loud. The coffee is so bad it is undrinkable. Just avoid.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere, I really liked the look of the restaurant. Service was really quick and polite, very friendly.

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Paris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very charming place. Excellent to drink a very good coffee. And to have a light meal. Difficult do leave. The place is very cozy and the service is very good.

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Thank CCSanches
Subotica, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small but warm place. I felt like at home. Relaxed atmosphere. Excellent food and wonderful service.

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Bergen, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Large menu for breakfast. A variety of different meat and meatless alternatives at some good price. Not a place where you look weird being alone and a cosy place.

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Thank Christian L
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have read about this cafe in a travel guide and wanted to try it and it didn't disappoint me at all.. The food was great especially the eggs.. The cheese and ham platter were also very good as well as the cappuccino.. Yam yam.. The decor inside is very cool and the ambiance is perfect.. When visiting Alfama don't... More 

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Thank RachelSl83
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We visited the Pois Cafe for a light lunch upon our arrival in Lisbon. The cafe is just down the street from the Se cathedral but does not have a touristy feel. The dining room is tall and airy with mismatched-yet-matched tables and chairs. There are books and magazines available and couches and coffee tables that give it a coffeehouse... More 

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Chestertown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

This is a casual cafe near the Se, which will remind you of the place the Friends hung out on the popular TV show. There are tables, couches, stools, etc and they're placed rather randomly to make it a very homey feeling. We ate here twice for lunch, because it offered a nice assortment of light meals... salads, sandwiches, soups,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Visited twice during our short stay in Lisbon following a guidebook recommendation. Good atmosphere and nice food. Happy to linger and enjoy just relaxing there.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12
Cuisine
Cafe, European, Vegetarian, Portuguese
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
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
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

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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.