"I adore Lisbon, especially Chiado. The idea of Café Lisboa arose from the wish to breathe new life into Largo de São Carlos by creating a comfortable venue with a terrace as a place for those who live in or visit the city to relax all week long."

- José Avillez

As a place to meet or a starting point from which to explore the city, Café Lisboa is ideally located: right inside the São Carlos National Theatre. “As well as being attractive, Largo de São Carlos is inspirational. The square is home to the two hundred year-old São Carlos National Theatre, the only theatre in Portugal devoted to opera. Interestingly, it was also in this square that Fernando Pessoa was born. He was a great Portuguese poet for whom I have a particular admiration”, says José Avillez. While Café Lisboa evokes the charm of traditional cafés, at the same time it transports us to the Lisbon of today. Café Lisboa has two spaces: a room inside the Theatre which captures the charm of this extraordinary late 18th century building and a magnificent, inviting terrace.

"Café Lisboa is designed to suit the lifestyle of those who live in the city and those who visit it. So, at Café Lisboa you can snack, have a drink or eat a meal at any time from 12h to 01h, everyday from Monday to Sunday” explained José.



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