Coffee talk, to all cappuccino lovers in Lisbon
Yep!! I'm one of those all-day cappuccino drinkers, and I just want to share something with my fellow drinkers: it's great to see that a cappuccino is made with love in Lisbon, but they sometimes put chocolate, burn the milk, or even worse cream on top.
Don’t get me wrong the coffee-culture in Lisbon, well Portugal, is sophisticated. Every random coffee place serves a well-brewed espresso. All day you see the Portuguese gathering around the counters of the so-called Pastelarias (coffee shops) to just get their daily shot of caffeine and sweet…. nevertheless, coffee with milk is a different story.
Like in every bigger city there are a of lot hipster places in Lisbon like The Mill, Fabrica, where you can get your well –made cappuccino. And I’m not going to deny that I haven’t enjoyed my cappuccinos there. Although, it’s a shame that most of those coffee places are not owned by Portuguese people and they ask double the price.
So I recommend you to drink your coffee in traditional Pastelarias, which you can be found on every street corner. Once you’re in a Pasteleria, ordering a coffee can be a bit confusing so: how to order your coffee? They don’t talk about espresso; if you want that one, ask for a coffee. A regular coffee (Americano) goes by the name Abatenado. Go for a Galao if you fancy a Latte. And they also have a meia de Leite on their menu probably, which is half coffee/ half milk.