Nowadays, Portugal is one of the most famous countries to visit thanks to a low level of price and a plenty of things to see and eat. Among a lot of cities in Portugal, there are two well-known cities, Lisbon and Porto where a number of tourists from all around the world visit. In both cities, you can find a brunch cafe called Zenith Brunch & Cocktails. They have a great brunch menu and cocktails. Zenith Brunch & Cocktails is popular to locals and are located near the city centers.
Although they are closely located to city centers, they are also situated in the middle of calm streets. So, there aren't many tourists but locals who visit this place. From the outside, the stores might seem ordinary but when you go inside, you would recognize how popular they are. As soon as you get in, you would see the industrial interior design and feel the modern mood attached to everything in the stores. You will be able to have brunch menu and cocktails at an affordable price.
One of the best menu in Zenith is Acai Smoothie Bowl. As soon as you have a bite of it, you would taste the most amazing acai smoothie. In this bowl of smoothie, there are a lot of ingredients such as almonds, coconut powder, bananas, kiwi, strawberries, and chia seeds. The fruits are very fresh and the smoothie is so cool that blows the unbearable heat of hot summer away. You would doubt whether a smoothie bowl can make your stomach full but it actually does since it has different kinds of ingredients.
Oreo pancakes is one of the most popular menu since pictures of this menu are frequently shown in Instagram. This Oreo pancake is a signiture menu of Zenith. On the fluffy pancakes, there are banana cream, oreo powder, fresh fruits, home-made vanilla ice cream, and oreo cookies. You might think that it is too sweet to eat for a meal, but it isn't really too sweet, rather it has a good balance of bland taste of pancakes and sweet taste of vanilla ice cream, oreo cookies and banana cream.
Do you think you can only enjoy brunch and cocktail menu in Zenith Brunch & Cocktails? There are a list of various kinds of coffee and other drinks. Coffee menu in Zenith are 100% Arabica and you can have a different menu of Iced coffee which are rare in Europe. The price range are from 3 to 5 euros which are affordable.
It's good to taste local food but when you travel for a long time, you might want to taste something different. Then, we would like to recommend Zenith Brunch & Cocktails which are located in Lisbon and Porto. There are a variety of menu like toasts, granola, pancakes, egg benedict and etc. Also, you can find unique menu made with peanut butter and oreo cookies. The price range is from 5 to 10 euros which means that you can have one of the most delicious menu with fabulous tastes and fresh ingredients at an affordable price. Keep in mind that there might be a waiting queue for a long time during peak hours, holidays and weekends.
Words by Jieun Yoo
Photographs by Yuna Lee
ZENITH BRUNCH & COCKTAILS in Lisbon
Address : R. Telhal 4A, 1150-346 Lisboa, Portugal
Opening Hour : Daily 9:00-19:00
ZENITH BRUNCH & COCKTAILS in Porto
Address : Praça de Carlos Alberto 86, 4050-158 Porto, Portugal
Opening Hour : Daily 9:00-19:00