The Café

The best coffee is from A Brasileira!
This is the slogan, created by Adriano Telles at the start of the 20th century, that would make A Brasileira coffee famous in its day.

A signature of the brand that is an affirmation of the space where one of the most ingrained habits in Portuguese culture – having a coffee – was created, and where the well-known term “bica” was born.

Like the original purposes of its founder, and doing justice to the original motto, A Brasileira do Chiado continues to import coffee, especially from Brazil, which produces some of the most award-winning beans in the world due to the excellence of the entire production process – from cultivation to roasting.

A Brasileira do Chiado’s own batch, resulting from a careful selection and blend of coffee bean varieties, has special and unique characteristics such as sweetness, body, and aroma, which make A Brasileira coffee a gourmet drink for true connoisseurs.

Besides being able to enjoy this pleasure in this mythical space, sitting at the table with Fernando Pessoa, you can recreate it at home. A Brasileira do Chiado sells packets of coffee so customers can take home a little of the magic that is having a cup of coffee at A Brasileira.

The specialities

For a light but equally tasty meal, to be enjoyed in the outdoor area or at the historic hexagonal tables of A Brasileira do Chiado, don’t miss the legendary Brasileira steak, a timeless classic that comes with chips, and an egg on top (or “riding on horseback”), as Fernando Pessoa liked it, light and refreshing salads, or a Lisbon breakfast, recalling the habit of Almada Negreiros, who made it his morning ritual at A Brasileira every day.

Traditional pastries, joined by treasures of national confectionery such as the Pastel de Nata or convent sweets that recreate traditional monastic recipes, go well with the anonymous and humble galão (coffee with milk); the secret is a good coffee, and good coffee is from A Brasileira!

Discover these and other special suggestions in our menu.