Café Bica

Café Bica

For many, a coffee a day keeps the grumpy away. But not just any coffee will do the job. Come and discover the thought and precision that goes into every cup, and enjoy this with one of our many sweet or savoury treats.

World coffee culture and homemade pastries

If you've never had the chance of sipping a good Portuguese bica coffee along with a warm pastel de nata, while reading your favorite newspaper under a beautiful morning's blue sky, you don't know what you're missing.

Café Bica

Café Bica

Enjoy practically any kind of coffee brewed in any way, from robusta to arabic or the award-winning best coffee in the world served by our baristas, either in the terrace overlooking the Piazetta or as an interlude to a spree of shopping at the V-Life Shops.  

Not a coffee lover?  We also have a great selection of teas, chocolate beverages and home-made cakes and pastries to make your mouth water, from the famous "pastel de nata" to local sweets, or home made ice-creams.  

Style:
  • Relaxed
Type:
  • Coffee shop
Opening Times:
  • 10:00 - 18:00

Dress Code:
  • Casual
Contact Us:
  • Please note that all restaurants and bars are subject to seasonal operation. Please contact us or more details about reservations and operation dates.

Uma bica por favor

Café Bica exterior view
Custard Tart and Expresso from Cafá Bica

The story goes that when the first espresso coffees were sold in Lisbon, the public found them so bitter that the owner of the coffee shop invented a slogan to help sales: "Bebe Isto Com Açucar”, which translates to “Drink It With Sugar."

It was so successful that its initials “BICA” are now synonymous of coffee. The Portuguese eschew the use of customary Italiano for this legendary beverage: curto, cheio, pingado, galão, meia de leite, carioca, americano, each with its slight nuance and flavour… There's really a coffee for every taste.

Gallery

A picture is worth a thousand of words. Discover and explore a bit more!

The best coffee in the world

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For the serious connoisseurs

Four varieties from the British-based Difference Coffee Company’s elite collection of 100% Special Grade Arabicas can currently be sniffed and sipped here. “Exquisite” Jamaica Blue Mountain, “prized” Wild Kopi Luwak (Indonesia) and “competition-winning” Kona (Hawaii) are delighting coffee drinkers from the casually curious to aficionados.

Algarve treats to make your stay sweet

We all love a sweet treat so VILA VITA Parc is rethinking all its desserts. We are looking to make them healthier, more sustainable and even higher quality. We want to showcase the richness of ingredients and flavours from the region and the country and enhance the quality of simple and tasty treats with our own stamp and presentation.