Top 5 Places for a Brunch in Porto

Top 5 Places for a Brunch in Porto

Even though the concept of “brunch” arrived late to Portugal, it has come to stay. People fell in love with the meal that combines a late breakfast with lunch. Being a synonym of lazy days without obligations and plenty of time to enjoy food and the company of friends and family, which is why we think you definitely cannot skip brunch in Porto during your vacation! Here’s a list of some of our favorite brunch spots in town.

O Diplomata

Brunches in Porto - Diplomata

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Right in the city center, O Diplomata is the best option for the pancake-lovers and definitely one of the best places for a brunch in Porto. Known as the best pancakes in town, they have tons of different toppings, fruits and fillings that you can (and should) try, but in the brunch menu, they are served in a very simple way: with only butter and honey. After all, there are four menus, between 6 and 10 euros, and they can also include (besides the pancakes) scrambled eggs with bacon, beans, mushroom, and tomatoes or a bowl of the famous Brazilian fruit açaí. You just have to choose which combination fits you morning mood best. With each menu you enjoy two drinks: a hot one, such as a cappuccino or an americano, and a cold one – we recommend one of their great natural fruit juices.

Rosa et Al

Brunches in Porto - Rose et Al

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Rosa et Al offers another of our favorite brunch in Porto. Located right in the middle of the arts district, there are no pre-combined menus and the egg is king! You will choose what you want from a huge menu that includes puffy pastries, sweet doughs, mini sandwiches, scones, soup, salads, porridge, tartines… and an incredible variety of recipes with eggs, from scrambled or fried to benedict, arlington or the classic omelet. We must warn you that choosing will take time since everything is delicious! But the preparation will take time as well since everything is made to the order, so you should enjoy your brunch slowly. The calm and relaxed atmosphere and the beautiful decor will help. Oh, and the sun drenched garden should also entice you to this magical spot!

Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays, from 12pm to 4pm
Make a reservation || +351 223 400 730
Rua do Rosário, 233

 Terrella

Brunches in Porto - Terrella

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At Terrella, located right next to Casa da Música, the brunch has the signature of a well-known Portuguese Chef, Hélio Loureiro. Served as a buffet (so yes, you can eat everything you want as many times as you wish), it is an elegant selection of different types of bread and typical sweets, croissants, crepes, waffles (and of course, the toppings to go with it), light salads, warm dishes, smoked meats and cheeses, fruit, bacon and eggs… and of course, some delicious desserts. It also includes a cold drink and a coffee, expresso style. Elegant can also describe the restaurant, featuring large glass windows that allow the sun to fill the room.

Saturdays and Sundays, from 11.30am to 3.30pm
Make a reservation || 16 euros
R. Ofélia Diogo da Costa, 105a || +351 910 659 368

 Brando

Brunches in Porto - Brando

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Away from the city center and all the confusion, though within walking distance, is where you will find Brando. With an airy decor and good food, Brando is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed brunch at any time of the day. For less than 10 euros, the brunch menu includes scones (with butter and jam), croissant, cake, a toast (there are three to choose from and one is vegetarian) with salad and a hot beverage: a flat white (with soy milk) or an americano. You can also choose between a natural juice and a greek yogurt with fruit and granola. A lighter brunch that we promise will fill you up faster than you think… in a place that feels like home.

Weekdays from 8.30am to 7pm and Saturdays from 9am to 7pm || 9,90 euros
Av. Rodrigues de Freitas, 147 || +351 911 038 393

Zenith Brunch & Cocktails

Brunches in Porto - Zenith

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Zenith is a recent and trendy place downtown where you can make your own Brunch, at any time of the day, with a lot of different options to choose from (here’s the list). The menu includes pancakes (simple, sweet, savory and even tapioca pancakes), smoothie bowls, banana bread, scrambled eggs, eggs benedict, toasts, salads and even a protein shake… but also the typical croissant and the hot beverages, like cappuccino or americano. Everything comes to the table looking Instagram-able… you just have to be sure you go there hungry! But be aware: Zenith is often full, so you might need to wait to get a table.

Everyday, from 10am to 8pm
Praça Carlos Alberto, 86 || +351 220 171 557
There you have it, from the best pancakes in town to banana bread, Benedict eggs and lots of other delicacies, the best brunches in Porto. Bom apetite!

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