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Breakfast at Leitaria Moderna

When in Rome do as romans and in Lisbon … do as ‘alfacinhas’! To start the day, the typical lisboeta likes to have breakfast at the cafe in the neighborhood, and in Mouraria, Leitaria Moderna is the morning meeting point for the inhabitants of the neighborhood. This is the spot where they say Good Morning and listen the local news of the previous day. The ‘Tuga’ breakfast includes a coffee or a ‘galão’ (glass of hot milk with coffee) or a ‘meia de leite’ (large cup of hot milk with coffee) accompanied by toasted bread with butter, or a sandwich with ham and cheese or pastel de nata with a coffee. That simple. No scrambled eggs with bacon, sausage or toasted bread with tomato and olive oil. The Mediterranean breakfast is just like these: simple and delicious.