Opened since June 1st for breakfast, brunch, lunch, an afternoon snack and dinner, Orpheu CaffÃ© seems to hope to be a modern version of a classic Lisbon cafÃ©. The name is the same as that of a magazine published by poet Fernando Pessoa in the early 20th century, and the dÃ©cor mixes the classic and the contemporary.
In the wallpapered interior are wooden furnishings around which you’ll be served a menu of light meals at any time of the day. There are freshly squeezed juices, toasted sandwiches, and a long list for a weekend brunch (at 15 euros). That brunch is a good option before going to the organic market right outside in the just-renovated Principe Real garden on Saturday mornings.
Later this summer the backyard will turn into an outdoor seating area, perfect for an inexpensive lunch or dinner in the summer.
Open on Friday and Saturday nights until 2AM, you can also drop by for a glass of wine in alternative to the bars in Bairro Alto, as the attractive space invites a stay among friends.