There’s a perfect place to refresh the body during a typical spring afternoon – Empório do Chá. In the very middle of the cosmopolitan storm, there’s a secret spot of serenity. A blue mat marks the entrance and then an amazing and pleasant aroma numbs your senses and cleanses the soul. It’s a marvelous tea shop!
Downstairs, Empório do Chá works as a restaurant/café that serves lunches and small snacks. Every day a different set of dishes but the same very cheap menus comprising of a main dish and hot or cold tea, or orange juice.
Obviously, the list of teas is extremely long. And I confess I haven’t tried everything, because I have a trend to order the red berries blend with the charming name of Infusão Catarina. The desserts don’t change so often, but with cheesecake, chocolate cake and apple crumble, you’re bound to love at least one of them.
Finally, there’s the outdoor terrace. This is the eye of the storm – tranquility surrounded by soothing gardens and a cup of fresh tea. I have a hard time expressing the feelings I have when I’m there, yet I’m sure there’s no better place to relax.
Empório do Chá | Coffee & tea, Shopping, Snacks | Meal & Tea € 5
Av. de Paris 17A | +351211911941
Mon – Fri 09:00 – 19:00, Sat 12:00 – 19:00