Discover the best coffee shops and cafes in Porto, Portugal! From third-wave coffee shops to cafes that serve all-day brunch favorites, there's a spot to fit the bill.
For being a small city, I was surprised at the number of quality coffee shops and cafes in Porto. It didn't take long to realize Porto not only takes their Port seriously but also their coffee.
These were my absolute favorite cafes in Porto for both food and coffee. I've made sure to include spots that are located throughout the city, but still close to the action. So no matter where you find yourself, you'll always be close to a quality coffee shop or cafe.
Some of these spots are true coffee shops with a small food menu. Other spots are more cafes with a focus on both food and coffee. You'll notice that the Portuguese love their brunch staples. A theme of pancakes, eggs benedict, waffles, and acai bowls rules supreme on these menus. I found the same to be true in Lisbon.
Whether you're craving a simple coffee in a relaxed atmosphere or a full on brunch filled with fluffy pancakes and flat whites, I have the spot for you!
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- Blue - TOP 5 coffee shops and cafes in Porto
- Purple - honorable mentions
1. C'alma Coffee Room
One of the best Porto coffee shops to work and for nitro cold brew
C'alma Coffee Room was one of my favorite Porto coffee shops. The overall vibe was very European and authentic. Take your pick from a variety of brewing methods including V60, Chemex, Kalita, Aeropress, etc. Nitro cold brew is also available...a rarity in Portugal.
This is the perfect place to work or study as there's reliable WiFi and all tables are laptop friendly.
The location is ideal for tourists as it's minutes from Rua Santa Catarina, one of the most popular shopping streets in Porto.
If you want a chill Porto coffee shop that's laptop friendly and serves quality coffee, C'alma Coffee Room won't disappoint!
2. Combi Coffee Roasters
One of the best Porto coffee shops for top-quality brews
Combi Coffee Roasters serves some of the best coffee Porto has to offer. They roast their beans in-house for optimal freshness and the quality really is superb.
If you're a purist and appreciate quality black coffee (americano, French press, V60, iced americano, espresso), Combi is the place to go. Though, the flat white was perfectly made.
This Porto coffee shop gets top marks not only for its coffee quality but also for its welcoming atmosphere. The space feels like a typical third-wave coffee shop. An open layout and a design that's minimal yet homey.
WiFi is available and the entire space is laptop friendly.
Cafe bites like acai and yogurt bowls, smoothies, and toasts are available. While the pastry selection may be small, every item looked incredible! The Swedish cardamom knot and traditional Pastel de Nata were particularly good.
3. SO Coffee Roasters
One of the best Porto coffee shops for the perfect flat white
This Porto coffee shop has the BEST flat whites! For the quality, the prices are quite low. €2.50 for a flat white, €2 americano, €2.20 latte, etc.
There are two locations in Porto (another location recently opened in Lisbon).
The Porto Roastery and Cafe on Rue de Sá de Noronha is my favorite as it has the most space. You'll find the main coffee bar and several tables and chairs on the ground floor. This is a laptop free zone. The second level has a communal table for those with laptops.
There's a thoughtful selection of pastries, sandwiches, cakes, and smoothies at the Roastery and Cafe location.
So Coffee Roasters second location is called the "Porto Espresso Bar - The Fleeting Room". The coffee bar is located on the second floor and offers some pretty views out the windows. This location is quite small, but very convenient if you're on the way to the train station. It's a 3 minute walk down the street.
4. Do Norte Cafe by Hungry Biker and Floresta Cafe by Hungry Biker
Two of the best cafes in Porto FOR healthy dishes and a cozy vibe
If you're looking to pair your morning latte with a hearty breakfast/brunch in a cozy atmosphere, Do Norte Cafe will fit the bill.
There are two cafes, Do Norte Cafe and Floresta Cafe. Each evokes forest/cozy cabin vibes.
These are some of the best cafes in Porto if you're looking for healthy options and large portions. The "All the Brunch #2" is a steal at €15. It includes avocado, smoked salmon, roast potatoes, toast with jam, roasted tomato, yogurt with granola and honey, and a coffee/tea drink of your choice.
Other menu items include smoothies, porridge, salads and hummus bowls, beetroot lattes, iced coffee drinks, and savory waffles.
While the coffee isn't as quality as the Porto coffee shops listed above, it's still really good. Both locations are a great stop if you're looking for an all-in-one cafe for both food and coffee.
5. 7g Roaster
One of the Best coffee shops located across the river
Technically, 7g Roaster is in Vila Nova de Gaia. This is the neighborhood across the river. Though most people just assume it's Porto...which it basically is.
Vila Nova de Gaia is where you'll find the Port lodges and a nice boardwalk along the river. So, as a tourist and visitor, you'll most definitely find yourself in this area at some point. Plus, it offers some of the best views of Porto.
7g Roaster easily makes the list of the best cafes in Porto. Food, coffee, atmosphere, location, space to spread out...it ticks all the boxes.
The menu is extensive and more of an "all-day brunch menu". You'll find items like smoothie bowls, pancakes, chilaquiles, several variations of eggs benedict, and burgers.
Choose from a variety of brewing methods for your coffee; V60, Chemex, Aeropress, etc. You'll also find chai, cold brew, and iced drinks.
7g Roaster is by far the largest of the coffee shops and cafes in Porto.
Honorable Mention: Majestic Cafe
One of the best cafes in Porto for old-world elegance
I can't write a blog post about the best cafes in Porto, Portugal and not include Majestic Cafe. It has, after all, made the list of the Most Beautiful Cafes in Europe. I have mixed thoughts.
Is it pretty? Yes. Have I been to better? Yes.
The food and coffee quality are OK. The prices are high. If you haven't been to other "classic European cafes" with that old-world elegance factor, then it's worth a stop.
Honorable Mention: Garden Porto
One of the best cafes in Porto for brunch favorites at low prices
Similar to Do Norte Cafe by Hungry Biker and Floresta Cafe, this Porto cafe is known for offering an all-day brunch-inspired menu at prices that are surprisingly low. Garden Porto was just a touch behind the Hungry Biker cafes because their coffee was better.
The coffee is very very strong here. If you're ok with strong coffee and looking for amazing brunch favorites at a low price, Garden Cafe is your spot.
Popular items include multiple versions of eggs benedict (€7 to €9), avocado toast (€7), pancakes and waffles (€5 to €6.50). Coffee prices are low as well with a flat white costing a mere €1.60. Cocktails, beer, wine, and pressed juices are also available.
The atmosphere is a cozy boho vibe. Try to get a spot at the window as it overlooks a pretty tree-lined street. There is also a nice sidewalk patio for when the weather is nice.
Free WiFi is available and there is ample space (though it gets busy on the weekends). The long hours (9:00 am to 7:30 pm every day) make this a great stop any time of day.
A summary of the best coffee shops and cafes in Porto
I hope this post helps you find the perfect spot. Stop by Combi Coffee Roasters, C'alma Coffee Room, and SO Coffee Roasters for a true third-wave coffee shop experience.
Head to 7g Roaster, both cafes by Hungry Biker, and Garden Porto to pair a full brunch-inspired menu with your coffee.
Majestic Cafe, while overpriced, offers a gorgeous setting and is listed as one of the most beautiful cafes in Europe.