Good Coffee Shops in Porto

After my fresh coffee dry spell in Quarteira, I was curious to see what Porto had to offer.  Given that Fabrica Coffee Roasters in Lisbon had set the bar pretty high, I was a little concerned since I was dealing with the Portuguese passion for bitter, old, cheap coffee (like most Europeans).

After some exploration I can say that Porto….. was….. ok.  There was no amazing coffee like what I found in Lisbon, but it was acceptable and somewhat tasty.

Bop Cafe

Ok, I think I didn’t order the best coffee – too milky.  Maybe it was a language thing.  This place was made for hipsters.  The food is really good though. Good vegetarian options.

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Mesa 325

The coffee was quite good here.  They have some nice cafe food too.  I tried one of their salads. Again, it was a funky cafe… really nice.

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This was my favourite, and it had nothing to do with their banoffee pie.  The coffee (flat white) was good enough to warrant a return visit.

A funky 2 storey place, with heaps of seating.  They also host various meetups and mini, informal, get-togethers here.

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There might be some others in Porto, some undiscovered gems, and I would love to hear about them.

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