Cantinho de Lisboa: Chef Helena Loureiro’s new baby
Serving Portuguese-inspired bites and drinks,
a charming little spot for a quick bite in between two strolls under the sun,
and the reason why W & I paused our promenade for a much-anticipated snack.
While he hesitated before finally settling for the house chorizo omelet, I walked straight up to the counter to order what I had been craving for wayyy before stepping foot in the establishment: sardines.
Sardines in their greatest simplicity: a salty and slightly smoky flavor to bring back a taste of Bolhão market (Porto), its buzzing stands and, of course, insanely fresh sardines.
The cantinho is more of a deli than a restaurant, so they offered my fish in sandwich format. Tucked in soft olive bread, the combination was delightfully smoochy and full of sunshine (the yellow walls might have contributed to the feeling).