How to Order Coffee in Portugal
The Portuguese are very serious about their coffee and buy only top quality. A good way to get up to speed is to join the locals and have breakfast in a typical café or a “pastelaria.”
Uma bica: a shot of espresso, similar to Italian espresso.
Um pingado: an espresso with a few drops of milk. Also served in an espresso cup.
Um garoto: a hint of coffee filled with milk and served in an espresso cup.
Um galão: Similar to ‘meia de leite‘, this coffee has a larger size and is served in a glass instead of a coffee cup.
Um galão is ideal for breakfast, especially with a pair of the famous, ‘pasteis de nata’.
See all the varieties and more tips on ordering coffee in Portugal on the blog!