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Pois Cafe

#145 of 3,367 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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Mon 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Books and magazines, couches, sofas and bar stools all contribute to this eclectic mix. Ideal to chill out with some tapas or a light snack. All results in a very 'cool' relaxed environment which I suspect is exactly what the owners set out to achieve. Reasonable prices, helpful staff. Located in the street just down the side of the cathedral.

Thank robinjn1
Lisbon, Portugal
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An unique coffeshop in Alfama, near Lisbon's Cathedral (Sé). It has a relaxed environment, a lot of the tables are shared among unknown couples / friends/ families and the waitresses are nice. Don't miss the Capuccino with a surprise or their fresh tea.

Thank BeaRyan
Kilchberg, Switzerland
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here with friends and family. This is not restaurant, but a cafe. Thus, the food is quite simple, but the salad and sandwiches were freshly made with fresh ingredients. The service was also outstanding. Finally, the eclectic furnishings under high ceilings and arches made it a wonderful atmosphere to spend the evening.

Thank William L
Nether Stowey, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As my wife needs to have gluten free food this restaurant was recommended by Trip Advisor, and it didn't disappoint. Little back street, just fantastic, quaint little restaurant, great range of food, and to my wife's delight GF bread. Good food, good atmosphere, good staff, both very happy.

Thank Countryciderman
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just what we wanted and needed. The space, as everyone has noted, is wonderful and eclectic and makes you want to return. Service was more than fine - friendly and quick (maybe we struck a good day?) and the food was really good. None of the breakfasts were quite what I felt like but the rest of the menu was... More 

Thank bdcga
Bucharest, Romania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pois Cafe is a place to enjoy a good brunch before heading out to explore the city. The atmosphere is effervescent and the service is really helpful and friendly. It might require some waiting before you get a table but the place is definetly worth the wait. I would be a regular if living in Lisbon :)

Thank Catishoru
Tel Aviv, Israel
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here alone to have a light lunch and get some work done on the laptop. The place is unique and has great atmosphere, with sofas and big tables. The food was nice but not great. The wifi is fast and I felt very comfortable to sit and work for few hours.

Thank Lightmar
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a cool cafe with tasty food. Sadly both times we visited they had run out of some menu items (though we did visit after lunchtime). Love the atmosphere and the staff were great, but expect service to be a little bit slow. It's all part of the vibe. Don't let it put you off visiting!

Thank Vickitay
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really pleased by our lunch there, the atmosphere is cool/casual; you just seat wherever you want; wouldnt say it's typical portuguese food but it's good food which is surely much better than the touristic restaurants; Good service, waiters are young and nice I recommend this place; fresh quality food 👍

Thank Otto178
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not sure about the good reviews for this place, we can only comment on our own experience. For a start, when we turned up at 9.54 am and were told it opened at 10 we thought "what's 6 minutes to wait when it's going to be good?" To still be standing outside at 10.10 along with a mounting queue... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
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?

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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.
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