Tropico do Cais

Tropico do Cais is a hip and modern café located close to Jardim Dom Luis and Cais do Sodre Metro Station. The space serves a handful of light dishes, from a limited but curated menu, from morning till late lunch. Come evening the café is used more like a bar for beers, sangria and cocktails but it’s primarily a great place to grab a light bite around mid-afternoon.

What to Expect

The restaurant, run by four friends, is fairly compact and features limited seating but you do have the option of sitting outside at the terrace on Rua da Moeda, on high streets looking out of the window or over by the counter where you’ll watch your food be prepared.

What to Order

Shrimp noodles in a sweet and sour sauce, penne pasta with Parmigiano cheese and beetroot salad with feta and apple are just some of the simple dishes that make up Tropico do Cais’s menu. Other treats include Tuna Tataki with mashed avocado, Beef tartar with soy and peanuts and a white fish Ceviche dish. If you’re here in the mornings, make sure you order a fresh pressed fruit juice or a classic cocktail come evening.