Pois Café is owned and run by a couple of Austrian ladies. And it shows! The pies and cakes are absolutely fantastic. The interior looks like a huge living room, filled with comfortable sofas and chairs.
A nice detail are the books and magazines. It is full of them! All clients are encouraged to leave a second hand book or magazine, so you can spend all afternoon reading and eating Apfelstrudel!
This is a great place to have lunch or just a cup of coffee. It is close to Sé and the castle, so why not stop here after walking around in this historic part of town? It is right next to Alfama, so I great place to start or end your journey discovering these traditional Lisbon neighbourhoods. A lot of the places in this area are tourist traps, Pois Café has kept it real for over 10 years. As real as it gets for an Austrian place in Lisbon that is.