MISS JAPPA: A burst of umami

Restaurants and cafés are always very ephemeral, but sometimes, when one of your favorite places disappears, a loss can be extremely hard to take. Such was the case with Miss Jappa’s space in Principe Real: first it was the home of Orpheu, a beautiful, cozy café which was then tragically replaced with Ucharia, a tapas-wine…

CORALLO: Coffee and chocolate, here it never gets old

“Bettina & Niccolò Corallo” (earlier known as Claudio Corallo) is probably the place, which we have one of the longest relationships with. I still remember going there to buy artisanal chocolate way back when they still had their store in one of the side streets of Rua Escola Politécnica. It wasn’t however until they moved to…

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,…

JARDIM DOS SENTIDOS: Halfway there

It was a warm evening in May when we decided on a whim decided to go to “Jardim dos Sentidos” (Garden of the senses), a vegetarian restaurant just around the corner from Praça Alegria. Going to a vegetarian restaurant in Lisbon is always a bit of a gamble and with rather accessible prices and a…