I think I’ve found Lisbon’s best brunch, and I do need to share it with you!
Cafetaria Mensagem is one of the restaurants of Altis Belém, a hotel sitting right by the river and the Bom Sucesso dock. And on Sundays, you can well reserve your stomach (and your afternoon) for the feast that is about to follow!
With the service quality that a 5 star hotel can provide, there is absolutely nothing missing from this brunch: from the bread to the fresh salads, from the delicious meat and fish to the fantastic desserts (the chocolate mousse and the coconut and caramel pudding were two personal favorites), I don’t think there is a chance that you can leave the place without feeling like you’ve had enough. And wine is included, so I’d say a toast to the good life is in order.
This cafeteria is a modern and elegant place, and with a fantastic view of the river and the dock, it’s perfect for a relaxed afternoon or for a romantic one. While the brunch is a bit overpriced for the usual Portuguese prices – such great food and such a good view make it worth it.
Hope you enjoy it!