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    Seasonal Burger
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    Imperial Wharf Gastropup
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    Dipping Sandwiches and Flipping Burgers
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    Coffee and Gelateria in Barnes
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    Pizzeria in Richmond
  • gingerpig The Ginger Pig
    Pies and Rolls
  • allpress AllPress
    Coffee Bar and Roaster
  • dishoom Mestizo
    Authentic Mexican Cuisine
  • boblobster Bob's & Co
    Great Lobster Roll
  • lowlander Lowlander
    Belgian Pub
  • flatcap Notes Barrows
    Great Coffee Takeaway in Borough Market
  • saltbeef Borough Market
    Salt Beef Time
  • monaco Cote d'Azur Roadtrip
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  • cattlegrid Cattle Grid
    Steaks & Burgers
  • portobello Portobello Ristorante
    Lovely Italian Cuisine in Notting Hill
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Coffee Enquiry XVII: Café O’Porto

Back home Portuguese bakeries are quiet popular, so when a good friend told me there was one in Kensal I had to make a visit. Café O’Porto, the place is filled with locals, everything made from scratch, a bit relax and less crowded than their sister place across the street. Good savoury pastries, cakes, croissants filled with ham and cheese, and a traditional Portuguese style coffee. 

What were you expecting a photo of Rome?
Smoke and a coffee
You have to order a Café con Leche, is basically a latte, that’s the coffee I grew up with. Simple, no complications, and good flavours. Try to dip pieces of bread (usually a baguette) on it, magic. 

Cafe con leche
I also got a macchiato, nice, not too strong, nicely brew, well presented but no latte art. The coffee beans are Lavazza a bit commercial which is not bad but it would have brilliant if they use some Portuguese beans. 

Espresso Machine: Cimbali
Beans: Lavazza
Score: 3/5

Good option if you want to try something different than the classic Italian espresso, in that case you have to try the Bica. I have to return to properly try Lisboa Patisserie and get some more Pastel de Nata. 

This Portuguese experience reminds me the Seinfeld episode “The Abstinence” 

Waitress: More coffee?
George: Excuse me, darling, do I detect a Portuguese accent?
Waitress: Si
George: Dois cafes e uma salada grande por favor
Waitress: Muito obrigado señor
George: Eh, don't mention it
Elaine: Portuguese?
George: Yeah, my cleaning lady's Portuguese. I must've picked it up
Elaine: How come he's getting so smart? I stopped having sex with Ben three days ago and I don't know no Portuguese?
Jerry: Are you all right?
Elaine: I don't know. It's just the last couple days my mind has been, not good
Jerry: Wait a second! I know what's happening. The no sex thing is having a reverse effect on you
Elaine: What? What are you talking about?
Jerry: To a woman, sex is like the garbage man. You just take for granted the fact that any time you put some trash out on the street, a guy in a jumpsuit is going to come along and pick it up. But now, it's like a garbage strike. The bags are piling up in your head. The sidewalk is blocked. Nothing's getting through. You're stupid

Cafe O'Porto
T: 020 8969 8839
Coffee Shop
Approx damage: £8pp
Area: Notting Hill
Borough: Kensington & Chelsea
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