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Panda Cantina (Ramen)We discovered ramen in Japan. Since then our life has been empty till we found a little Chinese restaurant in Lisbon. Panda Cantina is nice, cheap, incredibly good and make veg ramen too (so rare!). To finish up, try one of their ginger ice-creams and weep for joy.
Rua da Prata 252, Lisboa – TripAdvisor
Frutaria (Brunch)Healthy, with fruit, veg options and tasty, above all! Great juices and the best avocado toast ever, with 2 eggs, feta, rocket, cherry tomatoes and lime. Thank you!
Rua dos Fanqueiros 269, Lisboa – TripAdvisor
Nivà (Italian Gelato)One of the best artisanal Italian gelato joints ever to make its way to Lisbon (across from the Botanical garden). Don’t miss it!
Rua da Escola Politécnica 41, Lisboa 1250-099, Portugal – TripAdvisor
PSI (Veg restaurant)Not always vegetarian restaurants are great, even if in Lisbon there are a whole lot of really good ones. This would help if you are eating a salad while everyone else is eating their third helping of cod. Then, there is PSI. High quality, tasty, clever, fresh veg plates. No comparison around. Doesn’t matter if you eat meat or not: go there and you’ll be happy!
Alameda St António Capuchos, Lisboa – TripAdvisor
Santa Clara dos Cogumelos (Mushrooms)On the Feira da Ladra garden: great view and weird drawings of saints and mushrooms around, but you won’t notice anything because your taste buds will cancel out everything else. High-quality dishes, (mostly) mushroom-based, the “perfect egg”, some veg choices and a commoving tagliata (sliced fillet of beef) with mushrooms. Caution: might be an aphrodisiac.
Campo de Santa Clara, 7 | Mercado de Santa Clara, Lisboa – TripAdvisor
Canil (Beer)Dogs vs. Cats. Anyway, they’re the best neighbors we could wish for. They have a wide selection of artisan beers served with simple, tasty, well cooked food. And beer.
Rua dos Douradores 133, Lisboa – TripAdvisor
Ginjinha Sem Rival (Liquors)There are many place that produces Ginja, the classic liqueur of Lisbon. Only one, in its very name, declares that it has “no rivals” and the funny thing is, that’s true. They also have another spirit the make in-house, Eduardinho. Also “sem rival.” Enjoy!!
Rua Das Portas de Santo Antao, Lisboa – TripAdvisor
Heden Graça (Co-working)
Great place. Quiet people. Fast Internet. Soft sofas. Animals allowed. If you need something similar to an office, but nicer, this is the place for you.
Tv. Pereira 35A, Lisboa – Website
Quinta de Regaleira, Sintra (Stairway to Hell )
A visit to Sintra is a must if you come in Lisbon. There you will find Medieval castles, gardens, fountains and the National Palace of Pena: what the guys at Disney would have drawn on LSD. Go everywhere, get lost but don’t miss the stairway in the initiatory garden of Quinta de Regaleira: walking down the spiral staircase and entering the darkness one step at the time will make you feel like a child again!
Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra – TripAdvisor