Europe

Restaurants in Europe

Carette, Paris

Carette is a patisserie just steps away from Trocadéro station. Originally I wanted to come here for the macaroons, but ended up getting a savoury lunch here instead. To my surprise, the waiters here were very friendly, and fluent in English. I guess it’s because it was located in a very touristy area. I started our […]

Café de Flore, Paris

Café de Flore was the one cafe that my friend wanted to visit in Paris. We came here really early for breakfast, just when it opened in fact, and got a table at the sidewalk patio. We got some coffee, and the waiter brought us a tray of croissants, a tray of pastries, and 4 types of […]

Bouillon Chartier, Paris

My first night in Paris, I went to Bouillon Chartier, a 100+ year old cafe recommended by a local friend. The restaurant was really big, and all the tables were packed with waiters speed walking everywhere. I was surprised we were able to get seated right away. The 3 of us were seated at a […]

Confeitaria Nacional, Lisbon

Confeitaria Nacional is a 100+ years old bakery in the centre of downtown Lisbon. It was our go to bakery from breakfast, to mid day snack, and night time dessert. I’d say are more than 50 pastries and cakes to choose from here. I would need a full week here to try them all. In the […]

Bonjardim, Lisbon

By the last day in Lisbon, we have had most of the Portuguese specialties, egg tarts, prego, bifana, and seafood. There was just one thing left that my friend really wanted to try, and that was piri piri chicken. So we found Bonjardim, a restaurant specializes in roasted chicken. Roasted chicken here was delicious, by itself, it […]

Moma, Lisbon

Sometimes on vancation, you just have to randomly walk into a restaurant without doing any research. Moma was the one restaurant we walked into because we just wanted to eat somewhere. It was a really clean, and simply decorated restaurant. Even though there was patio seating, we decided to sit inside because we walked all […]

Gelataria Amorino, Lisbon

On our last day in Lisbon, on our way to the walking tour, we randomly walked into Gelataria Amorino because some gelato just seemed like a good idea in the 35 degree weather. What so special about this gelato shop is that they make flower gelatos. First you pick the size you want, and let the […]

Cervejaria Ramiro, Lisbon

When in Lisbon you have to eat 3 things: Egg tarts, meat sandwich, and seafood. At Cervejaria Ramiro, you can get some of the best seafood and prego (steak sandwich). It’s a popular restaurant, so expect to come here with a lot of cash if you want to pig out on all the seafood they had to […]

Pastéis de Belém, Lisbon

When I was planning my south west Europe trip, I wanted to visit Lisbon because I wanted to get the original Portuguese egg tarts (no joke). It took some convincing to my friends to make a stop at Lisbon just for egg tarts, and luckily they said yes. The origin of egg tarts is at Pastéis […]

Salamanca, Barcelona

Salamanca was on La Barceloneta strip with a large patio seating area.  Even though I planned to come here since the first day, we never made it here until our last day. La Barceloneta was kind of out of the way of the things we wanted to do in Barcelona, so I was ok with […]

Cacao Sampaka, Barcelona

Cacao Sampaka was the second place we had chocolate and churros in Barcelona. The look and feel was not at all like La Pallaresa, it was more modern, and a lot fancier. Here I ordered the Spanish chocolate. In came in a tall cup. The chocolate here was a lot finer and smoother. It was […]

Ramen-Ya Hiro, Barcelona

It was raining all day in Barcelona, and we were craving soupy things. So we decided to visit Ramen-Ya Hiro for lunch. Opening at 1pm daily, we were already in a line up about 10 minutes before 1pm. Seating is quite limited here, I think this line of people up filled up the first tables of […]