Lisbon is a vibrant city and apart from (a lot) of pastel de natas, there are also so many cafes and restaurants. Here is a list to help you plan where to eat, all of them have vegetarian options and some are also vegan friendly.
Farol de Santa Luzia
This cosy little Portuguese restaurant was nestled 3 minutes away from where we were staying in Alfama town. The vegetarian risotto was amazing, the waiters are lovely and the restaurant is just opposite Miradouro de Santa Luzia, which has amazing views. You can find it here.
I absolutely loved this place, I’m still dreaming about the avocado toast I had here. It’s a very spacious cafe with lots of plants and a cool vibe. My boyfriend had the Portuguese style eggs and wasn’t as impressed as I was (they were a little over done), but I definitely recommend the avocado on toast with a poached egg. They also make a great oat milk cappuccino and have vegan brunch options.
Note: They currently aren’t allowing people to work remotely in their cafe, so incase you are a nomad looking for a workspace this isn’t the place
Dear Breakfast has a couple of locations in Lisbon, we went to the one in Alfama town. I recommend reserving a table beforehand, as we could see the queue outside growing. They do great brunches and if you are looking for an instagram worthy coffee, get the pink latte (although I don’t think there is actually any coffee in it, and it definitely looks nicer than it tastes). They also have great oat milk cappuccinos (which I swiftly ordered after trying the pink latte).
Time Out Market
This is a super popular market in Lisbon, they have various places in their food hall that offer a variety of dishes (a lot of seafood dishes, but also thai food, doughnuts, burgers and more), I got an artichoke salad and a glass of wine which I really enjoyed. It’s best to come here during the week or just before lunchtime as the queues can get crazy and hunting down a free table can turn into a sport. This is also a great place to come if you are travelling solo, as you sit with others at a table anyway so you won’t feel alone. You can find it here.
We did go to a few other places but I don’t feel like they were special enough to make it onto this list (I only want to recommend the best of the best). If you are wondering about where to get the best pastel de nata from, I will be writing about it in my next post!
Thanks for reading,
The Blonde Jetsetter