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!