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Vertigo Cafe

#451 of 3,569 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Chiado & Carmo
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Travessa do Carmo, 4, Lisbon 1200-095, Portugal
+351 21 343 3112
11:00 - 19:00
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Lisbon, Portugal
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favorites in Lisbon. A restaurant/bar that has everything. Good food and drinks, wonderful ambiance and decoration. Very nice staff. Not to be missed. This is Lisbon.

Thank Quaque
Cercoux, Poitou-Charentes, France
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100 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Right in the centre but far from the noise, a good option to have a rest on their comfortable seats, with a small "bica". Nice staff, not pushy.

Thank Lemoulin N
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49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Was tempted to go in because of the glowing reviews, but I sorely regretted it. I got served a small, tasteless cheese sandwich swimming in mayonnaise with a massive amount of lettuce as a side. The only thing that has stopped me from giving the place one-star is that the owner was friendly. Disappointing experience all round

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Paris, France
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Vertigo café is a cosy place filled with charms, a quiet and beautiful energy to discover when you take the time to melt into it's slow pace. Its painted ceiling, allegory to art-nouveau/art-deco, is the most characteristic attribute of the café and in combination with its mint-green-painted wall creates a surprising atmosphere of green light. The mediterranian and sipmle cuisine,... More 

Thank JoParis10
Barcelona, Spain
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The food was fabulous. The service was excellent. The owner is very kind & attentive. Highly recommend!! 👍

Thank spacegirl16
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

A very nice little coffee shop with lovely homemade cakes, a nice selection of local beers, and a simple inexpensive lunch menu. I'm really glad I found this place whilst wandering around Lisbon.

Thank Halfers2424
Lisbon, Portugal
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We were having a late, lazy day in Lisbon. We ventured to Chiado for lunch and stopped at the Vertigo Cafe. A complete delight. The menu is full and perfect for breakfast-lunch-brunch, an afternoon snack or an early dinner with lovely twists. The owner was very kind and helpful, recommending dishes. I had the vegetarian potato jacket, while my husband... More 

Thank darlenesullivan07
Alentejo, Portugal
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I came here after looking for a quite cafe to sit and work with the laptop. While the coffee and cake was not that great, the place itself has very relaxed atmosphere and is great for sitting and working quietly with laptop.

Thank Lightmar
Heerlen, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Next to the Largo do Carmo you'll find Vertigo. This place is "spotted by locals". A review on this eponymous app made me curious.   A peacefull, timeless and open atmosphere has this (lunch) café in Chiado. Memories are captured in its beautiful and still trendy entourage. Recently, Vertigo is used in an American commercial of Dove Chocolate, not without... More 

Thank Berfi1
Breda, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Yesterday morning we decided to visit vertigo. IT looker really inviting ! En i like the traveller awards ( from tripadvisor ) at the door. Lunch was great, owner Spoke english, french , german, spanish, portugese, Italian what ever you name iT! Food was good ! Had à omelet bacon.

Thank Jur B
Filipe_Barbosa70, Proprietário at Vertigo Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you guys. It was good to have you here on that very rainy morning. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Healthy, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Travessa do Carmo, 4, Lisbon 1200-095, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Chiado & Carmo
  • Neighbourhood: Chiado & Carmo
  • Phone Number: +351 21 343 3112
Natural and healthy fresh food in the heart of Chiado, including vegetarian dishes. Vintage decoration and cosy atmosphere. Free wi-fi available.

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Staying in Chiado & Carmo

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Chiado & Carmo
The traditionally trendy "Chiado" (literally, "squeak", the nickname of a 16th century poet) offers plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars where you can stop for a cafe or cocktail, after exploring its streets, shops, art galleries, theaters, museums and viewpoints. It's also the home to the statue of the famous statue of portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa, having is usual espresso at "A Brasileira" as he used to. You can also enjoy breathtaking views of Lisbon from the Elevador de Santa Justa or the Carmo Convent, for example. A commercial neighborhood at its core, especially for its Garrett and Carmo streets, Chiado is to this day a mandatory visit in Lisbon.
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