For people-watching under the awning of this sidewalk cafe as a thick and delicious chocolate quente sits on the table in front of you, this spot is second to none. It’s situated alongside the square at Rossio, so you’ve got the added eye-candy of the two large fountains just across the street and wide-eyed tourists clamoring for a photo-op or two. If it’s air-conditioning you seek, sit inside near the pastry counter if you can handle the temptation of dozens of sweet and savory goodies nearby. The service can be slow during tourist season in the summer, but it’s worth the wait. If you’re hungry for more than just a snack, they’ve got a full menu of traditional cafeteria-style food like bitoques and bifanas that can satisfy your craving.
Good location and a Fado residency program where young singers are paired with older guitarists