In the summer months Portugal can be hot which is why it’s important to have a go-to oasis during those sweltering days. Organic Caffe (which is located inside the fabulous Banyan Tree Spa and Estoril Wellness Center) in Estoril, Portugal provides the perfect respite from the summer sun. Located in Estoril (which is about an hour long train ride west of Lisbon), Organic Caffe serves everything from freshly squeezed juices and baked goods to salads, fish, meat, vegan and vegetarian dishes.
You’ll find dishes like a quinoa salad made with vegetables and drizzled with herbal olive oil (salada de quinoa com legumes e azeite de ervasa) and a delicious homemade granola that is served sandwiched between yogurt and fruit (granola caseira com logurte e fruta).
Each item on the menu is designed from scratch by Organic Caffe’s resident naturopathic nutritionist, Mariana Pessanha.
We ended up making multiple visits to the café because the free Wi-Fi, terrific food and wonderful waitstaff made it the perfect place for us to set up our laptop and work away.
If you’re craving something light and refreshing, the red fruit gazpacho served with alentejo bread toast and fresh cheese ought to hit the spot.
You might not guess it from looking at the wide variety of items on the menu, but everything they serve at Organic Caffe is free of sweeteners, dairy and gluten.
One of our favorite dishes is on the dessert menu. Organic Caffe serves a refreshing take on crème brûlée that’s made with kaffir lime.
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It’s topped with toasted coconut sauce and a caramelized pineapple brunesa that is made with Madagascar vanilla.
Whether you’re looking to beat the heat or are in need of simple fresh nutrition, Organic Caffe is a wonderful way to start (or end) your day.
Organic Caffe *Located inside the Estoril Wellness Center.
Address: Rua Particular Hotel Palácio
2769-504 Estoril, Portugal
Hours: Sunday Through Wednesday 10:00am to 8:00pm and Thursday Through Saturday 10:00am to 11:00pm
Phone: +351 910 787 656
Pricing (All in Euros): Couvert (Small Items) €2.50 to €3.80, Starters €2.80 to €9.70, Soups €3.80 to €4.40, Snacks €1.50 to €6.80, Salads €5.60 to €5.90, Main Dishes €7.70 to €13.40, Desserts €3.80 to €5.80