buzzing Lisbon bistro, Vertigo Cafe hums to the chatter of lunching ladies dining on healthy plates of
leafy salad and quiches. Just around the corner from Largo do Carmo in the busy
shopping district, Mango and Zara bags are usually propped up against table
legs as gal pals discuss shoes, handbags and the latest Brazillian novela (soap). Healthy
fare is the emphasis on the menu, which comes as welcome relief to the standard
meat and carb menus found elsewhere: soups, smoothies, calzonie and iced green
tea are the house specialties.
Folk often drop in for a healthy pre-clubbing
snack and coffee on the way to Bairro Alto. The décor has an old-world feel
with stone flooring, stained glass ceiling, marble table and faded-wood
panelling on the walls. It’s also one of the few decent places open in this
part of town on a Sunday. Overall, a good spot for a quick and healthy bite in
comfortable and stylish surrounds.