Fruit juices, pancakes, toast and coffee, everything we need to kick off the weekend. Here are Peggada’s suggestions for a delicious brunch served in restaurants that care about the planet.
Sunny days invite you to sit out on the terrace, have nice conversations and good food with friends and family. We searched in our list of sustainable restaurants and chose 5 venues with brunch menus that you can add to your weekend schedule.
The Food for Real Alcântara – Lisbon
This is a space dedicated to healthy, organic, inclusive, and gluten-free options (certified by the Portuguese Association of Coeliacs), inviting those who enjoy meat, fish, or vegetables.
The menu varies according to seasonality and food quality.
The brunch itself can be traditional or vegan and consists of juice, fruit with granola, cheese bread waffle or vegan cheese bread waffle with sundried tomato and with smoked avocado and spiced tofu, smoked avocado paste with carrot sticks or cashew cheese with carrot sticks, house salad with onion pickles, sugar-free vegan ice cream, coffee/expresso, and egg mollet.
Brunch Schedule: Saturday 10am – 3pm
Address: Rua dos Lusíadas 51 A, 1300-366 Lisboa
Pequeno Café e Bistrô– Lisbon
The Pequeno Café e Bistro’s brunch menu includes a hot drink, a cold drink, cheese bread or other type of bread (vegan version with fermented sunflower seed cheese), bread or brioche toast, scrambled tofu, and chia pudding.
Brunch is available every day at any time, and you can check their week’s menu on social media.
Hours: thursday to tuesday 9am-5pm and sunday until 3pm
AddressMercado de Arroios – store 5, Rua Ângela Pinto, Lisbon
O Grilo Beato – Lisbon
O Grilo Beato is a very special grocery-café-adega. The menu is simple, gourmet, seasonal and mostly vegetarian, made with what arrives from small producers, but also from what is grown in the urban garden, located in the back of the establishment. In this garden there are no chemicals, and the surplus also goes there in the form of compost.
On Sundays, starting on May 21st, you can stop by the space to enjoy a brunch that will always have a theme (with a yoga class or a DJ, for example) and is composed of hot drinks, juices, toast and croissants, crepes, quiches, cold soup, eggs, salads, fruit, and cakes (€19.50).
Brunch hours: Sundays 11am-5pm
AddressRua do Grilo 36, 1950-145 Lisbon
Veg&tal – Sines
At Veg&tal, brunch is served in buffet mode and features several vegan options. The products are mostly local and seasonal.
You can choose from toast, crepes, pancakes, croissants, fruit, sweets, and various hot and cold beverage options, including natural juices.
AddressRua Teófilo Braga 31, 7520-242 Sines
Brunch Schedule: Sunday 11am – 3pm
Manna – Porto
Those who know say that the best pancakes in Porto is at Manna Porto. And there is nothing better than some pancakes on weekends.
But there are also toasts with non-basic toppings and specialty coffee served in pottery that makes you want to take it home.
Address: Rua da Conceição 60 . Porto
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 9am-4pm
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