Cerca Moura has been built into the original Moorish city walls after which it is named and this is one of the more unique cafes in Lisbon. In summer, the esplanade out front is overrun with tourists exploring the hilly backstreets of the Sé. Views of the Alfama and the river are breathtaking on a clear sunny day.
The bar serves a selection of savoury snacks and toasted sandwiches well into the night, but outdoor seating is cleared away early if the weather turns. A cave-like interior affords warmth and comfort in the winter months, but low ceilings can be claustrophobic at busy times. Although the combination of bare stone walls and animal print furnishings would look more appropriate in an episode of the Flintstones, it remains cosy and atmospheric.