Cotidiano Has It All: Pancakes, Eggs With Pink Sauce And Brunch ♦ Pancakes with banana and maple syrup at lunch, toast in artisan bread with avocado, beet and pomegranate hummus at breakfast, a mushroom burger with pesto in a cake from the shard for the snack. In Cotidiano, the new café of Baixa de Lisboa, the menu is available all day, whenever you want. It is an all-day food menu where there is also brunch whenever you feel like it. Secrets From Portugal has it all to show, enjoy!
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Cotidiano opened on January 15 at Rua do Crucifixo. The project is Lourenço Pestana, 27, Pedro Sotero and Pedro Ferreira, both 33. The three Madeiran friends, trained in management, already had a tourist company in the city. “We were childhood friends and after some time away, we met again to create a business,” explains.
In 2018, Lourenço advanced without his friends to a restoration project, the We Poke, in Chiado. “After that experience, I presented them with the idea of opening a brunch cafe and eating all day with Seven Spots. The two friends liked it, so the works started in October at Rua do Crucifixo. “We wanted a menu that was made according to our preferences. Between options more caloric and other healthy, since I am vegetarian “. The basic idea of the concept was presented to the friend Meguy Pereira, who is now responsible for the daily kitchen. “He is French, took his course at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, and in Portugal, he worked in several restaurants of chef José Avillez, except the pizzeria.”
The brunch costs € 15 and can be ordered at your convenience. Includes yoghurt with granola, roasted pear, red fruits, peanut butter, scrambled eggs, starters with scones, bacon or avocado, beet hummus, homemade bakery bread and coffee. There are also smoothie bowls, such as coconut milk, fruit of the season and granola (€ 4), poached eggs with dutch beet sauce (€ 7.50), avocado salad, spinach, purple cabbage and orange sauce with miso (9 €) or the mushroom burger in caco cake (9 €). Also try the pancakes with butter and maple syrup (6 €), and the bacon with starry egg and maple syrup (7 €). There are also vegan and gluten-free versions that can accompany with caramelized banana (€ 7.50), or granola, homemade peanut butter and granola (€ 8).
Gleba’s bread is used to make curds. It has the version of peanut butter with coconut flakes and granola (5 €); the beet and tahini hummus: and sesame paste (€ 4). During the days of the week (except on Monday, which is closed), there is a menu at € 12. Includes soup of the day, eggs and a four-course menu. The new Cotidiano has two floors, but for now, it only works on the top. Space has a capacity for 35 people. The decoration was created by Cristina Matos, who had also collaborated with the three friends in other projects.
“We did not want anything with flowers and a lot of colours, as is common in this type of concept. We prefer something more chic and modern, like a restaurant. “