Cafes and Delis in Matosinhos
Atlantic to the west, rivers to the north, mountains to the east: Porto is spectacularly placed to garner ingredients. There is wonderful fish and seafood, rare breed meats, stunning charcuterie, fruit, nuts and vegetables. Matosinhos has its signature dishes, but it also serves the traditional cuisine of all the northern regions, copious cooking for rural, manual workers, heavy on potatoes, rice and bread – yes, all at once.
There are cafés everywhere in Matosinhos, Porto, from new hip coffee shops like BOP to big, ornate, historic cafés like Café Guarany or Café Majestic. A quick cafezinho or cimbalino regularly punctuates the locals’ day. And a new breed of modern wine bar is multiplying, often serving petiscos, Portugal’s answer to tapas, along with wine by the glass.
With "hand food" as a central theme, our "Customer" can enjoy a simple and casual menu, inspired by international cuisine, always combining with the essence of Portuguese cuisine. Our mission is to provide a gastronomic experience in which the attraction will be the quality of the raw material, always the first line and the passion that we will put in serving it in a way that awakens the sensations that will make Café da Praça a reference place, And unpretentious.
Among the various Blends of pure coffee created by Elvira Oliveira, "Lote Particular" was one of the most popular in the 50's, 60's and 70's of the last century, especially among the fishing community of Matosinhos, "Lote Particular" is a strong coffee, cuddling our fishermen in the harsh and cold toil night. This Blend was so popular at that time, that she often received private orders from Spain, France, Germany and Luxembourg.