Lisbon has a new café which prefers to see itself as a bakery which is also a lounge on weekend nights. The grand opening was last Thursday and its hours will be 8AM to 8PM, extended to much later on weekends when it turns into a chill-out space with snacky Portuguese foods. “Quinoa” offers 100% biological bread of different kinds (oatmeal, rye, raisons, quinoa…) and some mouth-watering pastries all made in-house. There is also space for Portuguese and international gourmet products on its walls, including a large selection of Kusmi tea.
Special brunch menus are served on Saturday and Sunday mornings, if you prefer to sit at the café instead of buying the bread and some sugary sweets to take home.
It’s located down the street from Largo do Camões in Chiado, and inside is an old staircase which was as beautifully restored as the entrance door salvaged from an old church.
Address: Rua do Alecrim, 54 (Chiado)