Heim Café, Santos

This lively café is a neighbourhood staple that’s ideal for brunch or lunch in a cosy setting away from the tourist bubble. Take a seat at one of the tables spilling out onto the cobblestoned streets and catch the afternoon sunshine with a glass of regional wine or a rich espresso.

2 e 4 Rua Santos-O-Velho, 1200-109
+351 21 248 0763

Underdogs Gallery, Braço de Prata

This independent gallery will show you a different side to Lisbon. Housed in a warehouse, the space was founded by the street-artist Vhils (the artistic alias of Alexandre Manuel Dias Farto). But Underdogs is more than just a place to find the best street art – you’ll also come across artist-in-residence programmes and performances, among other things – all of it showcasing urban artistic expression at its most impactful.

56 Rua Fernando Palha, 1950-132
+351 21 868 0462

Raw Culture, Bairro Alto

This new addition to the city, housed in a refurbished typography-printing studio, is a combination of hotel and cultural venue. Pick one of the 13 lofts in which to lodge amid unique artworks, while downstairs an arts space hosts everything from exhibitions to film screenings.

Rua das Gáveas 103, 1200-206
+351 21 1155 863

Images: Sanda Vuckovic Pagaimo, Pedro Guimarães. Cover Image: Pedro Guimarães

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