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Pois Cafe

#142 of 3,533 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
As featured in One perfect day in Alfama
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Rua Sao Joao da Praca 95 | 1100-521 Lisbon, Lisbon 1100-519, Portugal
+351 21 886 2497
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12:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Mon 12:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sun 10:00 - 23:00
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149 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have some great old chairs and couches were you can sit down and enjoy a drink together with a small snack. The service is friendly and a nice and relaxing atmosphere.

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Thank FlopF
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I loved this place!! It has a really arty and relaxed atmosphere with sofas, cool paintings, books and art around. The menu and food is amazing, with lots of vegetarian dishes, quiches, soups and fresh juices :) There were lots of young people and couples in here and it has a great vibe.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

I like to go alone or with my husband after a long walk through alfama and have a coffee and a cake!

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Thank MadVZ
Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

It was nice visit . Very warm service , excellent taste , very good ambiance .. You must try this place

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Thank Çapulcu Cenk S
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We found the food and service good and the decoration and environment really beautiful, but the coffee was not the best and we found it a bit pricey.

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Thank Miquel M
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

The room is beautiful, characterful & interesting. The decor is a bit too messy for my liking, but it has a relaxed feel. The cake was excellent but the coffee was average. The service was just about OK. This coffee shop is worth a visit but it isn't our favourite in Lisbon.

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Thank CaroMLewis
Hatfield, United Kingdom
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297 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

A really nice, relaxed cafe. Staff all friendly and helpful, prices were all reasonable.We only stayed for a couple of drinks. However, would definitely return next time I'm in Lisbon.

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Thank JamesK1975
Antony, France
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106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We went to this place for a brunch. I took the brunch vital composed of a fruit salad, muesli and yoghurt. My partners ordered eggs. It was ok. Noting exceptionnal. Service was poor and disorganised. I found the table dirty. Apart from that the place and atmosphere are nice.

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Thank Emilie G
St Ives, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Very quirky and quaint venue. The menu has plenty of choices - all very suitable for a light lunch. We have mixed tapas which had delicious Sardine pate and the Chèvre salad - gorgeous and well balanced with the pear and nuts.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I came to this cafe after hearing that it's a great place to sit down for coffee and work (they advertise that they have free wifi). While the place was nice, I was kind of disappointed to find out the wifi wasn't functioning and the staff wasn't gonna do anything about it. Otherwise, it's a pretty neat place with good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12
Cuisine
Cafe, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Sao Joao da Praca 95 | 1100-521 Lisbon, Lisbon 1100-519, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
  • Neighbourhood: Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
  • Phone Number: +351 21 886 2497

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Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
Explore narrow streets and alleyways, small cafes and, of course, the internationally acclaimed Fado music. The earth-shattering Great Earthquake of 1755 destroyed most of the city but the contiguous neighborhoods of Mouraria, Castelo and Alfama remained standing to this day. These neighborhoods represent Lisbon at its historical best. The cool breeze of the Tagus river will take you up the hills to the sound of Fado, where you'll discover the best "tascas," eat delicious fresh fish and drink great wines. Discover hidden viewpoints and ancient traces of other civilizational ruins in the heart of the Portuguese capital. These are centuries-old neighborhoods that will welcome you to the very best of old Lisbon culture.
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