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Best Places to Have Breakfast & Brunch in Porto (2023)

Portugal is a country rich in gastronomy. Food is amazing. You don't want to miss, some of the best places to have breakfast & brunch in Porto...
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Porto, the gem of Portugal, is not just known for its rich history and stunning architecture, but also for its vibrant food scene. The city is a paradise for foodies, especially those who enjoy starting their day with a hearty breakfast or a leisurely brunch. Here, I’ve curated a list of 20 must-visit spots for breakfast and brunch in Porto in 2023. Each place has its own unique charm and delicious offerings that will make your visit to Porto even more memorable.

Why Breakfast & Brunch in Porto?

Porto’s unique breakfast and brunch culture is a testament to its culinary diversity. The city’s eateries are not only well-versed in traditional Portuguese cuisine but are also unafraid to embrace new trends. Every corner of Porto is filled with the tantalizing aroma of freshly brewed coffee and delectable pastries, making it a paradise for food lovers.

Discover our list of the best breakfast & Brunch places

Confeitaria do Bolhão

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Stepping into Confeitaria do Bolhão is like stepping back in time. This historic bakery, located near the Bolhão Market, is a treasure trove of traditional Portuguese pastries. Their freshly baked bread and pastries, coupled with a strong cup of coffee, make for a perfect Porto breakfast.

Early Cedofeita

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Early Cedofeita is a trendy spot that serves breakfast all day. Their menu is a delightful mix of classic breakfast items and innovative dishes. The avocado toast and the homemade granola are crowd favourites.

Padaria Ribeiro

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Padaria Ribeiro is a family-run bakery that has been serving delicious bread and pastries since 1878. Their croissants are to die for! Pair it with a cup of their rich, aromatic coffee for a satisfying breakfast.

The Traveller Caffé

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The Traveller Caffé is a haven for health-conscious foodies. Their menu features a variety of nutritious and delicious options like smoothie bowls, avocado toast, and vegan pancakes. The cosy, travel-themed decor adds to the overall dining experience.

  • Opening Days: Wednesday to Monday
  • Opening Hours: 08h – 20h
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Prices Interval: $$
  • Location: R. de Passos Manuel 165, 4000-463 Porto

Molete Bread & Breakfast

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Molete Bread & Breakfast is a charming bakery that serves a variety of bread, pastries, and breakfast dishes. Their French toast with homemade jam is a must-try. The warm and welcoming atmosphere makes you feel right at home.

Noshi Coffee

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Noshi Coffee is a hip and healthy cafe that serves a variety of breakfast options, including vegan, gluten-free, and lactose-free dishes. Their avocado toast and acai bowls are particularly popular. The cafe’s relaxed and quiet atmosphere makes it a great spot to start your day.

Tavi

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Tavi, located in the upscale Foz neighbourhood, offers a breakfast experience like no other. The bakery is known for its delicious pastries and stunning ocean views. It’s a bit pricier than other spots, but the experience is worth every penny.

Pão – Padaria Artesanal

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Pão – Padaria Artesanal is a small bakery located inside the Foz market. Everything here is made from scratch, from the bread to the pastries, and even the jams. The simplicity of their menu is part of their charm, with toasts, sandwiches, and pastries that are simply delicious.

Zenith – Brunch & Cocktails

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Zenith Brunch & Cocktails is a trendy spot that serves all-day brunch every day. They offer all the brunch classics, like eggs benedict, scrambled eggs, smoothie bowls, and French toast. Their brunch cocktail list is extensive, perfect for those who enjoy a boozy brunch.

Lazy Breakfast Club

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The Lazy Breakfast Club is a quaint eatery that serves all-day breakfast and cocktails. Their menu is extensive, offering everything from simple croissants and bagels to classic dishes like the English breakfast. The relaxed and aesthetic space makes it a great spot for a leisurely brunch.

Mercador Café

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Mercador Cafe, located between the iconic Clérigos Church and the Porto Cathedral, is a convenient spot for breakfast in Porto. This cafe serves traditional Portuguese breakfast, as well as brunch and lunch. The warm and welcoming atmosphere makes it a great place to start your day.

My Green Pastry

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My Green Pastry is a haven for vegan food lovers. This small cafe serves the best vegan breakfast in Porto, along with delicious vegan pastries. Everything served here is made from scratch, including their plant-based milk.

The Happy Nest

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The Happy Nest is a quaint brunch spot known for its beautiful backyard seating area and live music sessions. Their homemade granola and yoghurt bowl is a crowd favourite. The beautiful outdoor seating area is perfect for a leisurely brunch on a sunny day.

Combi Coffee Roasters

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Combi Coffee Roasters is a must-visit for coffee lovers. Here, you can choose how your coffee is brewed: By espresso machine, aeropress, french press, V60 dripper, cold drip brew, or nitro cold brew. Their coffee is paired with a selection of light bites, making it a great spot for a quick breakfast.

Negra Café Baixa

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Negra Café Baixa is a cosy spot for breakfast in Porto. This cafe serves light meals and drinks in an aesthetic space that feels like a friend’s living room. The cafe even has a jukebox that still works! Just pop in some change to choose your song.

100 Culpa

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100 Culpa is the spot for brunch in Porto if you’re looking for vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free options. The cafe has a backyard terrace and garden filled with citrus trees, where you can enjoy your meal outdoors.

O Gato Comeu-te a Língua

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O Gato Comeu-te a Língua, which means “the cat ate your tongue,” is known for serving specialty crepes and waffles. You can enjoy a crepe covered in fruit, cream, and other toppings. They also offer vegetarian options.

Do Norte by Hungry Biker

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Do Norte Café by Hungry Biker is a hidden gem that is sure to delight food lovers and coffee enthusiasts alike. Located in a quiet corner of the city, this quaint café offers a unique and memorable experience.

The menu is a true gastronomic celebration, with a variety of flavourful dishes that cater to all palates. From the exceptionally prepared smoked salmon to the irresistible crispy bacon, each dish is a feast for the senses. Fresh, high-quality ingredients come together to create a perfect combination of flavours and textures, including the quinoa salad that surprises even the most discerning palates.

Majestic Café

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Last but not least, Majestic Café is a must-visit when in Porto. This historic cafe, known for its stunning Belle Époque architecture, serves a variety of breakfast and brunch options. Their pastries are particularly popular. The cafe’s elegant atmosphere makes it a great spot for a special breakfast or brunch.

So, there you have it a list of spots for breakfast & brunch in Porto in 2023. Each place offers a unique dining experience that will make your visit to Porto even more memorable. So, next time you’re in Porto, make sure to start your day with a hearty meal at one of these amazing places. Enjoy your meal, or as the locals say, “Bom apetite!”

Have you experienced a breakfast & brunch in Porto?

If so, can you tell us what your favourite place? If not, you must visit Porto and go to one of these places, they are so delicious.

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FAQ

What is a typical breakfast in Porto?

A typical breakfast in Porto usually consists of a pastry, such as a pastel de nata (a Portuguese egg tart), and a coffee. Some locals also enjoy a simple toast with butter or a croissant.

Where can I find vegan options for breakfast in Porto?

My Green Pastry and 100 Culpa are great options for vegan breakfast in Porto. They offer a variety of plant-based dishes and pastries.

Are there any breakfast places in Porto with a view?

Tavi is one of the few pastry shops in Porto with a view towards the ocean, as it’s located in the fancy Foz neighbourhood. Maria QB also offers a lovely view over Praça da República.

What are some of the best coffee shops for breakfast in Porto?

SO Coffee Roasters and Combi Coffee Roasters are known for their speciality coffees and are a must-visit for coffee lovers. Noshi Coffee also specializes in delicious coffee and healthy eats.

Are there any places that serve all-day breakfast in Porto?

Yes, Zenith – Brunch & Cocktails and Lazy Breakfast Club serve all-day breakfast. You can enjoy a variety of dishes from their extensive menus any time of the day.

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17 Responses

  1. Great post! these places all look amazing and they seem to offer amazing eating experiences The pancake house is a must for me. I’l bookmark this when i plan my visit to Portugal.

    1. Thanks Bee, yes the Diplomata is one of our favorites. The pancakes are so good. When visiting Porto give us a call, we are glad to help.

  2. What a delicious post! The view at Tavi, and the architecture at The Majestic both look so amazing. Have to save this post to go check them out when we are in Porto! :-D

  3. I love visiting Porto and having breakfast on a balcony of my hotel overlooking the city. Looking at all this food wants me to go back there and explore this amazing city. Love the wine here also.

    1. Porto has such amazing places to eat and they are cheap. You don’t have to spend your meals in the hotel. Portuguese wine is one of the best in the world. Give us a call when visiting Porto

  4. Firstly, brunch is hands down the best meal of the day. Secondly, your photography is excellent and making me hungry. I’m currently in Indonesia and while the food is very good, brunch doesn’t exist. So now I am jealous, too.

    1. You must visit Portugal if you are a food lover. Porto is now one of the most trendings cities in Europe for Cultural and Gastronomic tourism. Give us a call when planning to visit Porto.

  5. Hii! I am sorry to say this but this post was a torture hahaha I just had breakfast and I still cried over each and every of these pictures and maybe (just maybe) drooled a little too. haha I am from Europe but I have never been to Portugal yet (unfortunately). Great photography, and wonderful places. I hope one day I get to experience these in person!!!!! <3

    1. Hi Orsi, thanks for the love. As our hometown, we can only say good things about Porto and our food is amazing. In the past years, Porto have developed tourism really well and now you can find so much amazing things to do and places to eat, Porto is the best European destination for cultural and food tourism. You will enjoy it for sure. When you come to Porto give us a call and we are glad to help you.

  6. Ah, Porto will be paradise for us! We are breakfast people, and we can eat breakfast food all day! Tavi seems to be great—a breakfast with a view!

  7. oh that is funny; i was JUST (like in 5 minutes ago) talking to my husband about that we really should visit Porto haha :D Thank you for giving even more reason to get there soon :) I really like the portuguese sweet treats :)

    1. Glad to hear that from you. If you need some help planning your visit to Porto, feel free to contact us and we help in anything we can. We also have a post about the best things to do in Porto, you should check it. Hope to see you soon in Porto.

  8. Wow, such a delicious post this is! Every place looks so tempting and perfect for brunch. My choice would be Diplomata for its yummy pancakes and Tavi for its beachside view, both seem incredible

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