dear breakfast

sincerely, hungry

It’s hard to deny it, we live in the golden age of Instagram. Where a blogger from Belgium can inspire a girl from LA to book a trip to Portugal. Like any good millennial, I have saved folders on Instagram dedicated to places I want to visit when I travel, and Dear Breakfast was one of the first saves for Lisbon. Of course, now that I’ve actually been to Lisbon, I realize it’s practically drowning in wonderfully designed cafés.

Dear Breakfast is a beautiful ode to breakfasts, and a testament to the fact that breakfast has become so much more than a morning meal. If I could start every morning at Dear Breakfast, I’d be happy. The cozy, cavernous interiors are lightened by the windows that open up to a view of the tiled building across the street. The marble tables and velvet chairs are made for photographing. The food and coffee taste as good as they look. Sure, there’s nothing particularly special that begs you to book the next flight to Lisbon, but there are some things that are undeniably wonderful no matter where you are. And if Dear Breakfast were anywhere else in the world, I’d still probably go.

the details

AddressR. Gaivotas 17, 1200-719 Lisboa, Portugal
Calçada de São Francisco 35, 1200-411 Lisboa, Portugal
Hours9am – 4pm weekdays, 9am – 5pm weekends
Price$$ – pretty standard café prices for Lisbon, with coffees and teas at €2-4
Aestheticalmost obnoxiously instagram-worthy *drools*

good to know

Go here for: breakfast, duh, but like at any hour, preferably a more leisurely breakfast so you have time to appreciate the aesthetics.

Order this: the breakfast special (14€), a full spread including toast, eggs, a croissant, coffee or tea and a smoothie or juice. It’s a beautiful spread. 

Amount of time to spend: about an hour or so; service is pretty fast, so you’ll have plenty of time.

When to come: it’s a super popular spot, so it’s better to go early when they open to be seated immediately.

Other things to note: 

  • All the staff speak English quite well, so it’s very tourist friendly.
  • They have free wifi, so you can plan out your day over breakfast.

Last visited: May 2019

Last updated: November 2019

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