Amélia Lisboa is one of those odd cases you’ll find in any city: everyone is talking about it and you enter the place thinking it might be over-hyped.
Amélia is, as the owners put it, the “girlfriend” of the other popular downtown coffee and brunch place Nicolau. I can confess I was skeptical too, as this spot will probably feel like it was custom-made to be shown off on your ‘gram feed – and you and I might be right about it, but the food is worth it!
This place has both the charm of the decoration and the cool location for the Instagram – the neon, ceiling and other details of the place will catch your eye as you walk in.
I was first attracted by the decoration and the cosy outdoor patio, but will keep coming back for brunch, especially after having the smoked salmon toast and the yummy pancakes. But if you’re into a healthier set of options, they’re specialists: from açai bowls to smoothies, Amélia has a pretty good selection.
It is usually pretty packed and it’s worth going in early and waiting in line – a pretty place with substance and good food is always a good place to have in Lisbon.
I hope you enjoy Amelia’s charm too!