When looking up for breakfast/brunch spots in Lisbon, Heim Cafe has popped up on the search results multiple times so we decided to give the place a go. The neighbourhood cafe, located within the Santos-O-Velho area, features an adorably bright and minimalist interior. It was really busy when we visited for breakfast and luckily managed to squeeze into a small table at the outdoors sidewalk seating area.
Owners Hanna and Misha, both originally from Ukraine, moved to Lisbon and wanted to create a cafe space where people could feel like home. Subsequently, Heim Cafe was born. The word “Heim” translates as “home” in German, and they have certainly done a great job creating this cosy and relaxed vibe at the cafe.
Apart from regular a la carte brunch items, they also have a special Sunday brunch menu that offers various combination options, which is a real draw to brunch enthusiasts. We stuck with a la carte items but the brunch items do look fantastic as we peered around what other tables were having.
Galão (Latte) (€2.80)
As usual, I started with a cup of latte. Or I should say Galao, which is basically Portuguese latte. The main difference between Galao and a regular latte is that a Galao is served in a tall cup and is milkier.
Lisbon’s coffee scene definitely does not disappoint. This coffee was no exception. The coffee was strong and rich. I loved the silky and velvety texture of it. The milk was a little bit foamier than expected but it was good regardless. It was no doubt one very satisfactory cup to start the morning with.
Coffee Cream Pancakes (€6.80)
After Zenith’s heavenly banana cream, I was absolutely ecstatic to find another “flavored-cream” on the menu, especially one that’s of coffee flavour! The pancakes were quite perfectly fluffy, each smothered with coffee cream and topped with fruits. In terms of flavours, it was nice but the coffee cream was ultimately a bit too sweet to my taste.
…Heim Cafe had been a fantastic brunch spot in Lisbon. It was a bit crowded on the day but it’d lived up to its expectations. There is just something about the vibe of the cafe that’s so likeable and welcoming. It came a very close second on my Lisbon Brunch Series! If you’re in Lisbon, Heim Cafe is certainly a spot worth checking out. Hopefully, your visit would be less crowded than mine!
Heim Cafe does not serve halal meats. Vegetarian options are available.
Tel: +351 21 248 0763
Nearest station: Santos
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