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Sao Nicolau Cafetaria

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Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
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Rua Augusta 110, Lisbon 1100-054, Portugal
+351 21 347 4324
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173 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went there for a cup of coffee and some dessert. We had some good service when we were finally noticed. Decent ambience and can get a bit busy. The coffee itself was very good. Credit cards accepted.

Thank docboy
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

On street, a woman employee approached us, we accepted and following her, she basically fight with her coworker because she said that table belong to her, and the guy (employee) said that table belong to him, after their fight during 2min, we had seat in that table and the woman came and bring the menu list. After a few minutes,... More 

Thank David G
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63 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had the most delicious plate of Sardines here, served by a very friendly waiter who made the meal even more enjoyable, he told us where to go for the local Green Wine which was really helpful. For 3 courses for two of us with wine a very reasonable 50 euros, I would gladly recommend this restaurant to any one who... More 

Thank Anne L
Naantali, Finland
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1,074 reviews
444 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 382 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Central location in the corner of pedestrian only street and in the middle of busiest tourist area. Usually we try to avoid these (overpriced) tourist traps, but this time we had to took some place, because we were real hungry and didn't have time to search some more local restaurant few blocks away. We sat outside and friendly waiter brought... More 

1 Thank Halkidis
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a whim we had lunch here. We had to wait in a queue but were served promptly. The menu was impressive - we had a freshly prepared sandwich and amazing salmon salad. The quirky touches from the decorative interior to the quotes on the sugar packets (e.g. all of me loves all of you) did not go unnoticed.

Thank JamieANDPieter
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109 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's nothing fancy about this restaurant. But it cranks out food for hundreds of tourists every day. You're a number, a table. But when you're hungry, you're hungry. Everything in the menu has a picture so there is no confusion about what your ordering. No photoshop or nuance. It's what you see what you get dining. And I'm hungry and... More 

Thank mrportland
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is nothing to say that this is a nice café/restaurant. It had all the hallmarks of being a nice little find. I was only disappointed and underwhelmed by my food, the bifana sandwich I ordered had a huge bit of fat left on it, which was frankly far too chewy and inedible. However, on the bright side, they were... More 

Thank CarlP1405
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was good, portions were very big and staff was very nice. However, I was really disappointed when they added to the bill some apperitif I hadn't ordered and which was presented as a complimentary.

Thank Alex_G32
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a tourist trap! We were standing outside to get some gelato and we were ushered inside to sit. We sat down because the waiter pressured us to order from the table and it was a little cold outside. I had a pretty mediocre coffee and the gelato wasn't that great. The WORST part was the waiter overcharged us. He... More 

1 Thank Kirsten E
Halifax, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for a few drinks & the staff were great very funny & kept us amused. They have a good selection of drinks & cocktails very reasonable too

Thank Chexs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, Portuguese
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Augusta 110, Lisbon 1100-054, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Neighbourhood: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Phone Number: +351 21 347 4324

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Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
A pending candidate to become a World Heritage Site, Lisbon's downtown (the "Baixa Pombalina", or simply "Baixa") is a perfect example of anti-earthquake construction, having been rebuilt following the 1755 earthquake by the famous Marquês de Pombal (hence its name). Its offer is vast: restaurants and cafes in Rossio and Restauradores, outlets and shops in the Áurea, Augusta, Prata and other famous streets, the imponent Praça do Comércio and its Arch, the luxury shops along the Avenida da Liberdade, this is the beating heart of the city center. The Baixa also grants easy access to trains leading to Sintra, the trams that go around the Castle hill, old neighborhoods or even take you to Belém, and Lisbon's traditional restaurants and cafes. Considering a visit to the Fashion and Design Museum (free entrance) and don't forget to try the famous liquor, "ginjinha"!
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