When it comes to cafes or bakeries, if chic decor or plush interiors are your thing, then this isn’t the place for you… Every Londoner will be familiar with a budget fried chicken shop, like Chicken Cottage or Sam’s Chicken – the interior looks just like one of those, with white tiles (some cracked) all over. The difference is, there are lovely, oversized pieces of artwork of Lisbon.
In Notting Hill, there is no shortage of fancy spots to head to. So… why head to the Lisboa Patisserie?
The food and coffee are fantastic, and they really are worth the visit. It’s a real hit with the Portuguese community in London, so you can tell by its popularity that the food is not just authentic, but excellent quality.
Our last visit to Lisbon was back in 2018 and we loved it, so it was nice to revisit the taste of popular food and desserts of Lisbon.
We enjoyed some Portuguese croissants, with chorizo and cheese filling, some Pastéis de Nata (egg & custard tarts), and a larger custard filled sweet bun. To drink, we had a mocha and some juice which were all fantastic.
The prices were all very reasonable. Just walking into the shop, and looking into the glass counters filled with rolls, pastries, and cakes is enough to work up an appetite, no matter how much you’ve eaten already.
Our walk around Notting Hill was early-afternoon, mid-week which meant the streets and stores were really quiet, however, the Lisboa Patisserie was still very busy – which makes me think it’s busy pretty much every day – and rightfully so!