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“Great local cafe, fulfills all of your cafe needs”

Cultura Portuguesa Cafe
Ranked #582 of 4,420 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Graca & Sao Vicente
Reviewed April 17, 2014

My friend and I rented an apartment in alfama for a week and we were lucky enough to be one block down from cultura portuguesa cafe. During our 6 day stay in alfama i don't think there was any day that we didn't visit the cafe atleast 2-3 times. Either for coffee and breakfast, or for an amazing steak sandwich to end our day of eating, the entire experience was perfect.
The owner, pedro, is a wealth of information not only about lisbon but especially about alfama, since he grew up there, he's an excellent tour guide. We took a walking tour with him, and it was 2 hours of some great information and a really enjoyable walking tour of alfama. Well worth the money. The cafe is a great local find, and you'd be a fool to pass up the opportunity to eat here and enjoy the local warmth and hospitality of a true local family. Enjoy. cheers.

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4  Thank grittymike
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

Another tourist trap from TA. We should had read the reviews first. A place with below the normal Portuguese food not expensive but nothing more. We Don't repeat and I don't recommended

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2  Thank wcdd1955
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Rui P, Proprietário at Cultura Portuguesa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2014

I wonder what means tourist trap! since if you pay attention, there is no single word in English abroad (2 major slates with all that you can find inside the café ) to unlike stores in historic areas, and could have also noticed that the values ​​are not for tourists, are to us, people of the neighborhood. The food is not what you expected? sorry, but we, people of the neighborhood eat "normal" food, like my mother makes at the Café. But one thing I will agree with you ... you should first read the other reviews carefully, because as I repeat here a few times ... IS A SIMPLE NEIGHBORHOOD CAFÉ . Where do the people in the neighborhood! Simple! Only a small detail ... plus owner of this space im one of the few Concierge professionals that still exist ... so I say to you, if it's a dream someone gives attention to our opinions, at least try to make the homework first ... see that helps.

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Reviewed April 5, 2014

This place was great! I got the Prato de dia which included a large plate of potatoes and pork, a drink, and espresso all for 7,50 euro! The food was amazing. The atmosphere is so relaxing and welcoming. Pedro, the owner, is very helpful and friendly. This is a true must visit while in Lisbon.

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2  Thank Sierrateal
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

We (me and my girlfriend) have been to cultura portuguesa cafe for a number of days to enjoy breakfast. The cultura portuguesa cafe was only opened a day and we had no real expectations.

We learned that the host was really kind and even spoke English very well (not a common thing in Lissbon) The choice for breakfast was enough for us ( croissants, buns, juice and sweet treats) and the coffee is very good. Their prices are a steal and can't be compared to the touristic area's.

We only learned the last day that the owner is in fact also a hotel concierge and tour guide and proofed to be a source of good information.

All in all we recommend this cozy nice spot in the best part of town (Alfama)

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1  Thank Kay H
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

We accidentialy find this place and fell in love instantly! Home made food, very nice people working there, and the owner is very pleasant, triing to make your staying there as nice as possible. Bonus is table he has outside where u can drink coffee just a few inches from tram 28 passing by. Unique experience with very nice photo oportunity!! Prices are affordable so we recommend it to everybody! HRVATSKA VOLI CULTURA PORTUGUESA!!!!

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3  Thank vinogorac
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