Older than its neighbor, Cafe Bernard is a classic stopping place for Lisboners. During Summer it has outside tables, perfect for granddaughters meet granny, friends chatting over a coffee around, or simply to observe and to be observed among Lisboners and voyageurs. During Winter, inside is the perfect place for a cozy and comfortable afternoon indulging with the Benard’s must, the chocolate croissants (made from a secret recipe, are best when warm and filled with chocolate). It is also possible to have a meal there, in the back room where traditional Portuguese dishes are served.

Benard opened its doors in the late 19th century, and it was one of the few public places women could go to without the company of men.

Pastelaria Benard, Rua Garrett, Lisbon, Portugal

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