MONTANA LISBOA CAFÉ: The taste of color – specialty coffee, fusion bistro and urban art

Sitting next to Cais do Sodré station is this little gem of a bistro that inside only looks like a Berlin-inspired graffiti art shop (which it is) but on the other side boasts wonderful views over the Tagus. You’d be forgiven for being sceptical because of the location of “Montana Lisboa Café”, situated right between…

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LA BOULANGERIE: French in every way

On top of the square of Largo Doutor José Figueiredo near the Museum Arte Antiga, lies “La Boulangerie”, which, as you might have guessed by the name, is a French-styled bakery and café. We went there last Sunday for a brunch and left happily carrying two wonderful loaves of bread and one delicate, crispy croissant.…

VÉLOCITÉ: A brunch to bike back for

If God did indeed create the world and all of its many cute kittens in 7 days, then on the 7th day his Holiness surely would have had brunch. Like any reasonable person would. Let’s get one thing straight: Sunday was not made for getting up in the morning (not at all really), getting stale…

COPENHAGEN COFFEE LAB: Slow coffee done right

Confession time, dear children! Before Nora and me went to Berlin summer 2014, coffee for me was never a big deal. Before you take out your pitchforks and torches, “The Barn” in Berlin has since then changed my mind and pallet. The lightly roasted espresso’s impressed me very much – almost tealike in their bitter,…