The marble façade has not changed and since 1921, the Porto intelligentsia has been meeting up for coffee at the Majestic. Today, it is so successful that you may have to get in line at rush hour to get in. This art deco gem may have become a tourist spot, but local customers still come, faithful to the historical lounges and Belle Époque mirrors.
Art nouveau lovers will recognize the leather seats, typical chandeliers and beautifully painted ceiling lamps. Once you are seated, order coffee with a delicious pastel de nata, small custard filling a flaky pastry. Enjoy this divine moment. For a few minutes, the brouhaha will fade, you will be transported to the1920s, a time when writers would come here and talk or meditate for hours. Who knows, you might get inspired…
Rua Santa Catarina 112
+351 22 200 3887
Menu: around 3 EUR