Lisbon is one of the most beautiful, colourful and friendly cities I have ever been to! We spent our week eating and drinking our way through the cute little streets of Alfama.
This was by far our favourite little breakfast spot called Café do Electrico. It always had locals in which I love because it must be a gooden. There was usually the same group of locals there everyday, including this beautiful little dog. We tried branching out to different cafes but the custard croissants or ‘croissant de nata’ won us over every time – not to mention the Pastéis de Nata, their famous custard tarts which you’re allowed to eat for breakfast *heart eye emoji*!! We ended up going every day and made quite good friends with the café owner!
In my experience, Europe make the best coffee in the world. I love that they serve small quantities of strong coffee.
My lack of Portuguese meant that asking for milk when you have forgotten you need to ask for milk could be tricky. So, I had to try a classic black espresso and it was actually amazing! I usually hate black coffee because it is bitter, even after I’ve put 5 sachets of sugar in… *eye roll from Robbie*. But, in Lisbon, I didn’t have a single bitter coffee (and I had A LOT of coffee. And sugar sachets).
I am a big foodie but I am an even bigger drinks person – a drinkie? I’m not sure if that is a thing but I am addicted to coffee and wine. When you’re sat in a cafe looking at the sea (well apparently it’s a river in Lisbon…) and the coffee costs 80 cents, it’s a no brainer. And the wine wasn’t much more. We generally ordered the house wine and some olives and it came to about 6 quid. Bargain… I’d pay that for this view!!
It made me laugh throughout the whole week that everything I ordered would be miniature. It was like a real-life Goldilocks and the Three Bears (minus any wolves or grannies – or is that Little Red Riding Hood?).
The famous vintage trams running past our coffee spot.
The door of our shabby chic little apartment which had this cute little restaurant/bar outside. It barbecued sardines and played Joni Mitchell all day.
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