I have been living in Porto since I was born, and obviously there are some places that make me remember my childhood, but it’s not easy to go somewhere I can find the same employees (year after year) who have known me since I was a baby.
When I go there, they always ask me about my life and about my family, if everything is OK with us and then they remember together with me some memories related to my childhood and my dear grandmother who has already passed away.
When I was a kid, sometimes my parents would go to Concha Douro to buy bread, croissants, cakes, and other snacks, usually to take away and to eat during the weekend, so that my mum could avoid making dinner. But I also remember myself and the times I’ve been there to buy the roast chicken.
If someone asks me what I really appreciate there after all these years, without a doubt it’d be the variety of cakes and the daily meals. The daily meals are not so expensive, and many times they offer traditional Portuguese dishes as a possibility included in their menu. My favourite dishes there are the “tripas à moda do Porto” and the fish fillets.
Due to its almost 50 years of existence, this place is a point of historical reference for Porto city.