Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Lisboa & the Bica

clipped from en.wikipedia.org

A Brasileira

"The Brazilian House") is one of the oldest and most famous cafés in Lisbon. It is located 120 Rua Garrett, on the Chiado Square (Largo do Chiado), in the Chiado district, near the Baixa-Chiado metro stop.

Interior of A Brasileira.
A Brasileira was opened by Adriano Telles on 19 November 1905 as a shop selling "genuine Brazilian coffee" from Minas Gerais state. A shopper who bought a kilogram of ground coffee, for 720 reis, was entitled to a free cup of coffee. It was the first shop to sell the "bica", a small cup of strong coffee, similar to espresso.

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