ask Rita about
bakery • breakfast and brunch • café • desserts • fine dining • cheap food • book shop
What are the Lisbon spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?
Belém (and have a Pastel de Belém), Castelo de São Jorge and Alfama.
Do’s and don’ts in Lisbon: (Ex: Tipping: yes/ no, public transport tips, safety tips etc.):
Tipping is not mandatory, but it's highly appreciated. Beware of pickpockets in the most touristy places. Avoid cars at all cost: metro will take you to the main spots and you can always rent a bike (GIRA) or a scooter (e-cooltra).
What do you do and why do you do it?
I'm a strategic planer at a marketing agency because I've always enjoyed finding order in things. I'm also a food/travel/book blogger because those are the things I love the most.
Which Lisbon shops do you hit up when you’re itching for something new?
Ler Devagar for books, Wish for decor.
Which neighborhood is it best to experience during the day / night?
Alvalade and Martim Moniz are great during the day, while Bairro Alto is an all-time classic at night.
What’s the area in town you’ll never be caught dead in?
What’s the one place in Lisbon you think is underrated?
Areeiro. I live there and it's the nicest area in Lisbon.
Where would you take a date for a romantic night out?
Osteria, in Madragoa.
It's freeeeezing out - what should a visitor do?
Definitely enjoy some time at MAAT.
Your go-to brunch spots:
Jesus, loads of them. But you can't miss Heim Café, Museu do Oriente and Choupana.
Your perfect night out in Lisbon includes:
A stop at Pavilhão Chinês for some drinks or at Zeitnot for drinks and board games.
You’re meeting the mayor of Lisbon - what constructive criticism would you give them?
More parking lots and better metro facilities, so people can stop using their cars and walk around the city more often.