Night Out

Café au Lait


4.3 / 5 2 / 5

May 11, 2018

A refined yet cordial venue on one of Porto's most fetching streets, Café au Lait is a hip hotspot for daytime café culture and nighttime socializing.

Taking the inspiration for its name from its location on Porto’s grand Rua Galeria de Paris, Café au Lait brilliantly straddles the line between cool café and hot night spot. Arriving at Café au Lait is a true feast for the eyes, as the  street it is situated on is regarded as one of Porto’s finest, lined with faded stone buildings full of ornamental carvings, colorful tiles, and beautiful balconies.  A wrought-iron sign that announces the name of Café au Lait in a artistic, curvaceous font greets you when you reach the venue, and it sets the tone for what lies inside, which is vintage-tinged yet utterly timeless. As you would expect from their moniker, coffee is a focus of Café au Lait, and they serve up some of the tastiest in the city along with a fine selection of teas. This service, in addition to light lunch, dominates the daytime affairs, but at night, music and drinks take center stage. Soulful music softly echoes  through the bar most nights – think jazz and blues – but on the weekends, DJs take over and keep the party going well past midnight.The bar is well stocked with top-shelf spirits, quality wine and beer, and when you throw in a reputation for having some of the most budget-friendly drinks on this trendy street, and you have a combination that keeps many coming back time and time again. Photo credit –