5 Best brunch places in Porto

The brunch culture is not something you would have found 10-15 years ago in Porto. However, with the influx of tourists needing a stuffing meal to kick off the day before visiting, there are now numerous places to choose from. Here are my top picks to start the day with a delicious brunch.

Image from Swallow Decadent Brunch

Swallow Decadent Brunch

Located in an industrial part of the center, this café does one thing and does it very well. In their description on Instagram, they say that their style is an “American style brunch”. Therefore, expect generous pancake servings, waffles with eggs, and French toast with delicious berries. Mind that they’re open between 10 am and 3 pm.

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Campo dos Mártires da Pátria 144, 4050-368 Porto, Portugal

O Diplomata

If you always go for pancakes for brunch, then this is the place for you. “Coffee, Food, & Pancakes” as their bio says on Instagram. With its wide variety of serving styles, this is the best pancake place in Porto. The café is right next to the Igrejo do Carmo and the famous “Harry Potter” library Lello. Great way to start the day before visiting them!

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R. de José Falcão 32, 4050-198 Porto, Portugal
Interior of O Diplomata
Breakfast plate from Eleven Lab Concept

Eleven Lab Concept

Situated close to the previous entry, the Eleven Lab is located north of the Ribeira. While this looks like a brunch café, the Eleven Lab is also way more. It is a venue for live music, samba nights, and more events. However, their food is also one of the best in town. Their English breakfast is a killer! I attached a picture of it next to this text. Have brunch but make sure to come back in the evening for some samba!

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R. de José Falcão 138 144, 4050-315 Porto, Portugal

Pimenta Rosa – Urban Cuisine

If you are looking for a no-nonsense, filling brunch or lunch for an affordable price, then Pimenta Rosa is the place. They have a buffet every day with a wide variety of styles of food. They also have pizza if your +1 wants something Italian. If you have a sweet tooth, they bake their homemade cakes and desserts. The restaurant can be found north of the Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis.

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Rua de Miguel Bombarda 285, 4050-381 Porto, Portugal


Interior of Pimenta Rosa
Dish from Alto Porto

Alto Porto

This is one of my favorite places to eat in Porto. They call themselves “neo-bistrot”, while I am unsure what that means I can say that they prepare amazing dishes. This is not your average pancake house as the restaurant aims to take the dishes to the next level (hence “alto” maybe?). They serve brunch from 10 am to 4 pm and dinner 7 pm to 11 pm. Should you not have time for the brunch I highly recommend trying their dinner as well.

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R. de Cedofeita 333, 4050-123 Porto, Portugal

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