Looking for the best brunches Lisboa has to offer? Whether you were up late immersing yourself in the soulful sounds of fado or partying it up on Pink Street or simply need fuel to follow your Lisbon itinerary, brunch in Lisbon is the answer. Now, it’s time for some decisions. Will you choose sweet, savory, or a full Portuguese brunch? This mid-morning meal wasn’t invented in Portugal, but some creative café owners have crafted one-of-a-kind dishes honoring traditional meals from Portugal in brunch form.
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Don’t miss these 25 brunches in Lisboa!
Decisions are tough. Check out this map of the best brunches in Lisbon to find a spot that’s close to you! I promise they’re all delicious!
From pancakes and French toast to açai and granola, Amélia has something for everyone. The restaurant is part of the I Love Nicolau brand, and Amélia is Nicolau’s sassy girlfriend— the neon signs and funky art feed into that narrative. Want to escape the city vibes? Walk through the restaurant to the not-so-secret garden on the back patio
If pink floors, gold spoons, and coffee with French toast flavored ice cream in it is your vibe, you’re going to LOVE Augusto. They don’t take reservations, and the secret is out that this is one of the best brunch spots in town, so expect to wait in line. I went at 11:30 on a Monday and waited for almost an hour, but believe me when I say it’s worth it! And the bonus of waiting? I was actually hungry for the €17 All Day Brunch, which includes:
- Coffee (splurge the extra €2 for the iced creamy coffee)
- Juice (I loved the strawberry, fresh mint, and orange)
- Something salty (the avocado toast was the best I’ve ever had… and I lived in Melbourne!)
- Something sweet (the banana bread is life-changing)
If you don’t want to wait, try going when they open at 8:30 am or after the brunch/ lunch rush. Whatever you do— don’t miss this brunch! It’s worth waiting for!
If you’re brunching with a big group, Balthazar is the most Instagrammable brunch in Lisbon. Our group of six claimed the Better Together table, complete with flowers and a neon sign. I opted for the eggs benedict and finished my meal with a slice of lemon cake that I’m still dreaming about! Don’t forget to order a carafe of freshly squeezed orange juice!
If you want to brunch in a plant-lover’s paradise, book your table at Break Sé! With a pastel pink Smeg fridge, hanging plants, and a mural on the wall– this place is a total vibe. I started brunch with a strawberry milkshake, and it’s the best one I’ve had in Portugal so far!
Their pancake list includes Nutella Surprise, Kinder Bueno, Oreo, doce de ovos, and caramel… so you may need a few visits to work through all the sweet options!
Just a one-minute walk from the famous Time Out Market, Café Janis brings tropical vibes from morning until night. I highly recommend the Mediterranean Breakfast, which, for €11, includes:
- A soft-boiled egg on creamy yogurt with za’atar and smoked paprika
- Marinated artichokes
- Mint smashed avocado
- Toasted foccaccia
This dish takes my palate to Jerusalem with Israeli breakfast vibes.
Outsite is one of my favorite co-working spots in Lisbon, and Comobá is just a few doors down. When I needed a break from my screen, I popped over for a €5.50 granola and yogurt pot that was chock-full of paleo granola, fresh fruit, Greek yogurt, seasonal compote, and seeds. It was the perfect brain food to fuel my writing!
Located conveniently in Baixa, just steps from the Praça do Comércio, Cotidiano is a perfect start to a jam-packed day checking out off-the-beaten-path activities in Lisbon! Get your vitamins with a refreshing juice or smoothie, or carb-load with an egg, halloumi, and bacon bagel.
Dear Breakfast has a few locations around Lisbon, so there’s no excuse to miss one of the best brunches Lisboa has to offer! I can never choose between their eggs benedict and avocado toast, so I recommend going with a friend who’s happy to split and swap halves!
Pro tip: The Alfama and Chiado locations offer the best views for tram-spotting!
Fauna & Flora
Hello, adorable brunch spot with equally awesome food! The two locations are bright, airy, and full of plants! I can 100% recommend the Spicy Pumpkin pancakes with pumpkin jam, ginger, cinnamon, creme de requeijão, and caramelized nuts. Next time, I’m going to try one of their bagels!
Hygge is a Danish word meaning coziness, and this trendy cafe brings comfort in the form of food! I ordered the Mysa Brunch, which comes with:
- A croissant with jam
- Yogurt with granola, honey, and fruit
- Florentine toast
- A cinnamon roll
This meal was €12, and if I were to do it again, I think I’d ask them to hold the pink peppercorns on my toast. Love the color splash… but the peppery crunch was not for me. That cinnamon roll, on the other hand, was exactly what my breakfast needed!
Look, making decisions is not for me. I want it all. And Instant Crunch gets that. When a friend told me that this was her favorite brunch in Lisbon, I knew I had to check it out for myself. It did not disappoint!
I got the Sol Oasis for €14, which came with:
- Vegetable Shakshuka and quail eggs
- Fresh outta the oven focaccia
- Goat cheese-honey croustillant (puff pastry)
- Mixed salad
- Greek yogurt with honey and homemade granola
I LOVED it. The only question now is— will I repeat the same order or try the €5 Have a Crunch with 5 mini crêpes OR 5 mini Liège waffles next time?!
If I were to manifest my dream brunch, it would probably be the Peking duck eggs benedict at Manifest. I still haven’t quite gotten over the fact that the poached egg wasn’t runny, but the flavor explosion more than made up for it. Just typing about the Asian-inspired pulled duck, bok choy, soy-glazed cherry tomatoes and mushrooms drizzled with miso and sesame dressing on a brioche bun makes my mouth water.
Graça is known for its incredible views (and the incredibly steep hills you’ll need to hike to get there). Since you’ve likely already reached your step goal by getting to this neighborhood, treat yourself to brunch at Maria Limão. The scent of freshly-made crepes transports you to a happy (and flat-surfaced) place as soon as you walk through the door.
Matcha Brunch (Carcavelos)
Hear me out. Carcavelos is not *technically* in the Lisbon city center, but if you want a day of surfing, this beach is the place to be. And all surfers know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Especially when it’s this good.
You may think that this toast is topped with an egg. And you’d be wrong. This is 100% pure, delicious burrata cheese on top of toast smothered in a romesco sauce with salted spinach. I talked about this brunch for days, so it earned a spot on my list of the best brunches Lisboa has to offer!
Lisbon Brunch? Great! Artisanal ice cream? Amazing! A combination brunch + artisanal ice cream café? Mil Sabores is my personal version of heaven. Take a friend and order the brunch for two, which comes with coffee, fresh-squeezed orange juice, a mini yogurt + granola bowl, and a platter with three different types of toast! Munch on peanut butter and banana, avocado, and mushroom toast as you decide whether to add on a cup of ice cream for dessert!
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Oi, oi, oi! If you’ve spent any time in the Land Down Under, The Mill will bring you right back to your favorite brunches in Melbourne. Get corny with The Brissie, which includes two corn fritters served with smashed avocado, bacon & roasted cherry tomatoes. Or pay homage to avo toast-loving city with The Melbourne.
Miolo, the perfectly pink and cake-filled shop that used to be in Castelo, has a new (but still pink!) home in Belém, just a few steps away from the famous Pastéis de Belém. You can expect the same colorful cuisine in a brand new spot, like this avocado toast that basically qualifies as art!
Nana O Ponto Mais Doce da Cidade
If you have a sweet tooth, this brunch cafe in Lisbon is literally named “the sweetest spot in town.” And they’re not exaggerating!
For €17, prepare to be showered in sweetness! The Brunch Nana comes with:
- Juice of the day
- Yogurt with honey, fruit, and granola
- Hot drink
- Freshly-made croissant with brigadeiro and doce de leite
- Avocado toast with egg
- A slice of cake
I highly recommend the lemon meringue pie– but I’m going back again soon to try all the other flavors. I think this is the most Instagrammable cafe in Lisbon, so be sure to make a reservation for their weekend brunch!
Nicolau Lisboa brunch
Brought to you by the same team responsible for Amelia, Nicolau is one of the most central spots for brunch in Lisbon. Located in Baixa, it’s the perfect spot to fuel up before a day trip to Sintra from Rossio station. I chose the Nicolau Pancake with mascarpone, honey, fruit, and pistachio. Have a sweet tooth like me? Order extra honey or maple syrup!
Oui Mais Non
Oui Mais Non is a contender for Lisbon’s most Instagrammable brunch spot. The name is French, but the food will take your tastebuds around the world! Their pancake menu covers Japan’s souffle pancakes, The Netherlands’ Dutch baby pancakes, and — of course— they have all-American Hollywood pancakes! The decor is French tearoom meets punk, so prepare for the unexpected, and don’t forget your camera!
Continuing on with the French theme, this Lisboa brunch is one part afternoon tea and one part breakfast. The Pâtisserie Dacquoise brunch is €16.50 per person and is served in three stages.
Whet your appetite with fresh-squeezed juice, served alongside mini croissants and scones with all the fixings and a pot of yogurt with fruit and granola.
The second course is served on a tiered tea tray alongside a basket with a trilogy of bread. The tray is brimming with meat, cheese, multiple kinds of eggs, salad, sautéed veggies, fruit, and mini eclairs.
Save a little room because the final course involves a coffee and a couple of miniature treats!
If I hadn’t stalked Seagull Method’s reviews, I would have missed out on one of the best brunches in Lisbon. Their Fritters & Smashed, with cheesy corn fritters, smashed avocado, a poached egg, and beetroot hummus, didn’t stand out on the menu. However, the previous diners raved about it, and I like to follow the crowd.
Holy moly, I’m glad I did! The flavor combination was perfection, and cheesy corn fritters are now a regular craving.
Pro tip? Seagull Method doesn’t take reservations on the weekend, but they do take reservations during the week. (I made mine through Instagram DM.) If you want to feel like a superstar skipping the line, don’t forget to book ahead!
I visited Quase Cafe for the first time during Santos Populares. The night before, the cafe’s little sidestreet was packed with people dancing to pimba music at 1 am. The morning after was a bit more subdued. Quase doesn’t accept reservations, but the queue moved quickly, and by the time we sat down, we knew exactly what to order— starting with a mochatella (Nutella, coffee, and milk). The cafe offers multiple sharing options or set menus with several different types of food, but we decided to go à la carte.
My friend shared a bite of the Nutella crepe, which was absolutely amazing. And although I went back and forth between several items that looked good, I was happy I chose the goat cheese and caramelized onion toast.
Want something egg-citing? Order the dish of the same name from Tanoa Café! The secret is in the sauce in the sauteed mushrooms, perfectly poached egg, and the hospitality of the owner, Miriam, and her incredible team!
Not into mushrooms? Try the pizza toast, or the choriço scrambled eggs.
Don’t forget to order a coffee because Tanoa coffee is roasted in-house with fair trade beans from Ethiopia. Their creative flavors include gingerbread, caramel, chocolate truffle, and hazelnut– all made without the use of sugar or sweeteners.
Who says you can’t have dessert at brunch? Go for a slice of homemade caramel cake!
Since writing this post, Tanoa has become my go-to spot. Friends in town? Tanoa. Sister’s birthday? Tanoa. A bad day that needs turning around? Tanoa. Everyone I’ve sent has remarked on the incredible hospitality and the amazing food, so don’t miss this Lisbon brunch spot!
Therapist LX Factory
I’ve heard that some people like healthy things in the morning. 😉 If that’s you, you’ll love Therapist LX Factory. Their sugar-free, dairy-free menu items are designed to boost your immunity, mind, strength, or digestion. I’ve been a few times and loved trying things a little outside my typical “sweet spot.”
If you’ve visited Porto, you know all about their famous hangover cure– the francesinha sandwich. The super-rich, saucy, cheesy sandwich made my deep-fried Texas heart skip a beat. Zenith captured this renowned dish in breakfast form, with francesinha pancakes! They keep all the amazing meat, cheese, and sauce but swap the traditional toast for pancakes. It’s the perfect Sunday brunch after a big Saturday night out.
Are your tastebuds tingling yet? Make your reservations now and prepare to try the best brunches Lisboa offers!