The Café a Brasileira was the famous haunt for artists such Eça de Queiroz and Fernando Pessõa, two heavyweights in Portuguese literature. Pessõa is also famous for drinking plenty of absinthe in this historical place located in the trendy yet traditional neighborhood of Chiado. This bar used to be the center for importing goods from Brazil when it first opened in 1905 and throughout the 1920s it was the location to plant the seeds of revolution amongst several groups in Europe at the time. So walk up to the bar, order some bica (strong Portuguese coffee) and maybe you will hear the murmur of dissidents plotting against the government.
- Open Hours: Monday to Saturday from 02:00 PM to 12:00 AM
- Type: Coffee, Tea, Cocktail Bars
- Accept Credit Card: visa, mastercard, amex
- Nearest Train: Baixa-Chiado