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Rota do Cha

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Rua Miguel Bombarda 457 | Porto, Porto 4050-382, Portugal
+351 22 013 6726
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 20:00
Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Gorzow Wielkopolski, Poland
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Perfect place for relax. I never met this kind of place. Strawberry champain the best tea. Can't wait to visit it again!!!

Thank zabcia91
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Had a great lunch here a couple of times on my stay in Porto. Their 7 euro lunch menu is filling, and included a soup, a choice of a meat, fish or a vegetarian dish and mug of tea. Would highly recommend!

Thank archie2908
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Great concept from Japanese garden when you drink a tea and eat a homemade cake, this place have a variety of teas from everywhere from the world

Thank susanayang84
Tel Aviv, Israel
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

It's situated in a very nice garden and the prices of the tea were all right - 2.5 euros for a full kettle seems fair - but the tea just wasn't that good - especially compared to the very hyped-up menu. After reading the menu I was expecting the best tea of my life. What I got was mediocre at... More 

1 Thank talelazar13
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Just a hint: after 30 minutes no has even asked us what we wanted. It' s a shame that such a wondeful place has such a nasty service. Enter, visit (it's free and no one will bother to ask you if you need anything) and leave to have a tea at a close by coffee or tea shop

Thank LisbonF
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

From the outside it looks like a tea and coffee shop. When you go inside it is such a lovely place with a very oriental atmosphere. The garden a delight. The owners are very friendly and speak english very well. There's a set menu for lunch and diner. During daytime, you can order tea, coffee and a variety of pastry.... More 

Thank Cindy B
Bangkok, Thailand
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558 reviews
451 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Such a hidden gem for us. Nice and relax atmosphere with wonderful range of tea from Eastern style to Western style. Must visit.

Thank KwinAun
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Fantastic, almost baffling choice of teas. Served in generous sized pots in the lovely rear garden. I agree about the hippy feel mentioned in other reviews and this makes it a relaxing environment. It is on a street with interesting independent shops, galleries and street art. Service was fine. The waitress/owner (?) immediately asked our nationality so she could explain... More 

Thank TopHatB
Colchester, United Kingdom
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391 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

I would say this is more of a local hangout, which unfortunately does mean that Portuguese speaking locals are more likely to get the attention of the staff before tourists. However, I wouldn't say that the staff are any more friendly with the locals, it's just a very direct process - if you're not being served, go and make sure... More 

Thank theunlikely_foodie
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

We walked in, had a sit and waited to be attended. One of the waitress was extremely unpolite, all the others simply ignored us. We finally decided to leave without ordering after being mistreated by the waitress. She was bothered when I asked to explain what cakes they were serving (as no information about it in the menu ). So... More 

Thank Alida M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$33
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Miguel Bombarda 457 | Porto, Porto 4050-382, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 22 013 6726

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?