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“You've gotta try the olives!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mercearia das Flores

Mercearia das Flores
Ranked #114 of 1,610 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $13
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Grocery shop selling portuguese and organic goods. We have a few tables inside and outside. Products from our menu are also available to buy in the shop.
Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews
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“You've gotta try the olives!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

This is a combination store and cafe with quaint charm. Light fare includes basic tapas, wine, beer and port. Simple, tasty, quality items. If you try nothing else, go for the olives.

Everything you eat in the cafe, you can buy in the store (great chance to try before you buy)

Limited hours, only open until 1900 hours Monday - Thursday, with extended hours until 2000 hours on Friday and Saturday.

  • Visited September 2012
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2 Thank sed8mepls
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Prague, Czech Republic
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“Fantastic place you have to visit in Porto”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

Great place with tons of products and amazing atmosphere. Toasts and sandwiches (canned fish, cheese, cured ham) are absolutely amazing!

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“A hidden gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2012

We found it by chance,passing by. We had amazing organic salad,ham and sardines on black bread..accompanied with nice wine..fr dessert home made apple pie - simply delicious. Prices are low and atmosphere is lovely.

Go in and give it a try - I am confident you wil enjoy as much as we did

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2 Thank MaryLou_on_the_go
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Montreal, Canada
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“Organic, local and delicious!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2012

Looking for a light lunch, snack , drink or an excellent store for edible local gifts? Mercearia das Flores at 110 Rua das Flores can feed you well as you browse their shelves stocked with Portuguese organic products such as local olive oils, jams, tea, canned fish, wine, cookies, or honey. You can taste the products that you buy and enjoy a light meal.
This 4 month old business is run by two friends and mothers who met through their children. With backgrounds in science and a family owned organic olive oil business, these two women know their products and have a solid understanding of food hygiene.
I had walked around central Porto all morning and was looking for a cafe or restaurant where I could have a light meal. Mercearia das Flores served me a delicious salad with fresh cheese, organic bread with fantastic olive oil for dipping, a chicken pie pastry and coffee. All were delicious and the owners were welcoming and friendly. Both speak English well and it is easy to see that they put their heart into their business. Both the local residents and travellers like me appreciate this gem.

  • Visited July 2012
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4 Thank localfoodie33
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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“A Little Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2012

Tucked away on the Rua Das Flores not far from the main railway station is a little gem of a delicatesan come restaurant. It serves only local food - small plates of salads with local Duoro wines and artisan beers. The staff know the provenance of their food, speak good English and will provide small tasters.

  • Visited May 2012
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2 Thank Nigel H
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