07/04/2008

#98 - Café Nicola

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The Café Nicola is par excellence of the more literary cafes of the capital. Founded in 1787, by an Italian named Nicola, this was the coffee elected by Bocage, which eventually became the symbol of the brand of coffee Nicola. In 1837, led to a bookstore and only in 1929, returned to serve coffee, continuing connected to artists and intellectuals such as Malhoa, Pato Monis, among others. Its new owners, the family Albuquerque, decide to make a difference by creating your own coffee. Today, mainly frequented by tourists, is off the scene of releases of books and tertúlias. Recently refurbished, the restaurant located in the basement, whose decoration was in charge of Graça Viterbo, maintains original furniture from 1935 and offers a refined service lunch and dinner. [*]


08.00-20.30 Closed Sunday
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Since there is much that the Café Nicola is a symbol of Rossio and low Pombaline as the Tertúlias of Lisbon, attended by artists, politicians and other figures of Portuguese culture. Today, refurbished continues to delight with the same spirit and charm of other times. For its location is considered a tourist attraction, not only for their beauty and historical seniority as well, its gastronomic specialities, including the "Bife to Nicola" and "Bife the Café," and "Cod to Lisbonense." At thursdays good jazz and classical music over the already known and authoritative "Encounters Nicola." [*]

8 comments:

Champ Townboy said...

Looks wonderful!! I will go there, with a cute girl on my arm, and order the Cod to Lisbonense!!

You are right, also!! I'm not changing anything!!

kostas said...

Lovely place!

sam said...

oh WOW it looks like my kind of place....... good coffee, good books, arty types, jazz, good food, decor and historic ambience, what more could you ask for? Hope I get a chance to visit it one day!

quintarantino said...

... ó faz favor, dois cafés ...

Sailor Girl said...

TRÊS!!! (sem açúcar para mim, ó faz favor... ehehehe)

OLHA AS DUAS PRIMEIRAS MÚSICAS HOJE SÃO-TE (IMPLICITAMENTE) DEDICADAS!
Espero que gostes!!! Beijinhos!!!

Mo said...

Oh I'd love to be there right now.

Uma por Dia said...

thanks Townboy and keep your personality :)

C'mon everybody lets eat and drink here!!! Then I'll show you some others wonderful places to go!!

Sailor Girl said...

Quando? Quando? EU VOU!!!
When? When? I WANT TO GO!!!