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Pois Cafe

#144 of 3,308 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
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 1100-519, Portugal
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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All hours
Mon 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cafe Pois is particularly good for brunch but also good for lunch and evening meals too. The building is interesting and quirky and there is a good atmosphere with friendly staff.

Thank mysticmither
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Relaxing atmosphere with good environment to chill. But the service is confusing and just one person cleaning tables and taking orders. We left because no one wanted to take our order and because they didn't had brunch that was the main reason to visit.

Thank Alexandre V
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is all about relaxing and the environment. It is a bit more expensive than most similar lunchplaces. But nevertheles it is worth it. Had some beers, local cheese, salmon and quacamole salad. Great quality + freshly made. You could really taste the better quality of the food, compared to other places. The staff was super friendly and not... More 

Thank Daileni A
Amadora, Lisboa, Portugal
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pois cafe is a honest place. You just enter, sit and have a relaxed and nice time. Place is the definition of cozy. Food is very good. Waiters are very friendly also.

Thank Ines R
Tucson, Arizona
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238 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful lattes, pastries and terrific atmosphere. We rented an apt. in the Alfama neighborhood for three months and we went to this cafe often. It welcomes you as soon as you're in the door. Books in many language line and artwork line the walls, And, oh yes, the food. You can relax on a sofa with a latte and flaky... More 

Thank yumaborn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on way back from Panteao Nacoinal for a small bite of tapas and jug of Sangria. Decor of the place and worth a visit tho it does get busy. Plenty of reading material around so you could stay all day and entertain yourselves !

Thank grumpystumps
Poole, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stumbled on it at lunch time. We had a salad and a sandwich. Great coffee and amazing atmosphere.

Thank Mike F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Great food, fresh juices, good coffee, comfy seats, friendly staff, nice atmosphere, good prices, nice building!!!!

Thank Rhuntington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Great for brunch and lunch! Very cozy family friendly atmosphere :) Tasty food like home dishes. You can event talk to the owner of the cafe! Very nice and friendly woman! You also can see the kitchen! Enjoy your time there if you what to be like at home!

Thank Olia Z
Liege, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Pit stop during our Alfama visit (from Castelo to Sè) Very cool spot, good coffee, home made lemonade. Did not have food but menu looks nice! The type of place I whish I have close to home I loved the decoration: you can pick up a book or magazine and relax...

Thank wooloo72

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Cafe, European, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, 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
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Sao Joao da Praca 95 | 1100-521 Lisbon, Lisbon 1100-519, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
  • Neighborhood: Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
  • Phone Number: 351218862497

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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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.