Near the old fashion bar Old Vic, there’s a theater dedicated to modern art plays, which may consist of three actors uttering Medeia’s story in a white background. Even if you think this type of art isn’t for you, there is another reason to go to theater Maria Matos – its café.
Sometimes I just wished that MMCafé would open sooner during weekdays. It’s a great place to be at any given time: during the day, you can gaze into one of the city’s busiest avenues (Av. de Roma) through its large glass wall; at night, the dim lights flood the room with several colors.
MMCafé opens with the smell of cakes in the oven and you might have to wait a bit for the apple crumble (served with a vanilla ice-cream scoop) to be ready. Regardless of your hunger, it is worth the wait. They serve some snacks, like ‘empadas’ (crusty pastry with a salty filling) and the list of beverages also includes some unique smoothies and milkshakes.
On the other hand, the night decoration and music call for a glass of wine and lead to chatting till late hours even during weekdays. As the room gets crowded, it starts to emanate a very urban vibe.