5 restaurants with a cool vibe in Porto

1) Flow Restaurant & Bar

The brainchild of friends Ricardo Graça Moura and Paulo Freire, Flow acts as both a restaurant and a bar. Set in an exquisite neo-Arabic building with a stunning atrium, the decor echoes an exotic Middle Eastern feel, providing a buzzing atmosphere every single night. The creative menu explores Mediterranean flavours and sushi.

stylish interior with lots of brown tints of Flow restaurant in Porto

2) Cafeína

This restaurant has two elegant dining rooms, set in a gorgeous old yellow-tiled town house in the Foz neighbourhood. They serve European food with a Portuguese touch, and the wine list is excellent. Cafeína opened its doors in the late 1990s, and it has since been a neighbourhood favourite for more special occasions while retaining a sophisticated yet cool vibe.

entrance to Cafeina restaurant in Porto

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MISTU is one of the coolest restaurants in town. As you enter you are greeted with an eye-catching huge photograph on the wall, which you will notice for sure (you’ll see what we mean!). The menu brings together exotic fusions, influenced by flavours from Asia and South America with a dash of Portugal. The dulce de leche fondant is divine.

restaurant interior of MISTU

Rua do Comércio do Porto 161

+351 92 668 2620


4) Cantina 32

A trendy and photogenic restaurant serving Portuguese classics, such as Bacalhau à Bráz (salted cod with fried potatoes and egg) and Porto’s famous tripe stew, as well as some creative dishes. Everything on the menu really is fantastic, including the wine. Vegetarians will also be happy. For dessert, try the dark chocolate cake sold by length.

people having dinner at Cantina 32 restaurant in Porto

5) Atrevo

Tânia Durão is a visionary Portuguese chef. Her restaurant’s imaginative tasting menu brings you an explosion of flavours, textures and colours. Fish and seafood rule here but every dish can be adapted for vegetarians. If you are looking for a fine dining experience in a relaxed atmosphere, this is it.

staff of Atrevo restaurant standing in front of the restaurant facade

Rua do Morgado de Mateus 49

+351 96 822 6456


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