‘For me, Porto is the place where it starts all the wonders and all the troubles.’
Sophia de Mello Breyner
KISMIF Conference takes place in Boavista area, between the Casa da Música and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto. You can find in this area a quite diversified offer in terms of restoration. Here are located some of the iconic breweries of Porto – such as Capa Negra II, the Galiza or Convívio –, where you can experience the typical ‘francesinhas’, among many other delicious dishes. For a lighter, quick and cheap meal, try one of several restaurants which exist in the Boavista area: the Bom Sucesso Market, the Península Galleries and the Cidade do Porto Shopping Centre. At Casa da Música you can find affordable meals at the Artists Bar, with views over the skaters that almost permanently occupy the “square” outside the building; to take a more sophisticated meal try the Restaurant, located on the top floor of the Casa da Música building, also with an interesting view.
If you are a Vegan or Vegetarian there are also great restaurants, they are the Em Carne Viva, in Boavista near Casa da Música, the Época, in Cedofeita and Berry Boavista in Santa Catarina. In Downtown, we have Árvore do Mundo restaurant. Near the São Bento Station, we have the restaurant daTerra and, finally, in downtown Porto, we advise Black Mamba which is a space that combines vegan burgers with rock, punk, hardcore and metal records. Also, if want have a edge edge experience of the city, try Adega Leonor or Espaço 77.
If you are just looking for a place to relax and enjoy a beautiful sunny afternoon, My Coffee is a great option because it is a beautiful space with a fantastic view and where you can enjoy the riverside experience. In addition to My Coffee, we also have Camélia Brunch Garden in Matosinhos, that is a beautiful and relaxing space where brunch is king in a flower-filled garden. But also, in Boavista, close to the Casa da Música Metro Station, we have Casinha Boutique Café.
If you want to move away a little bit more from this area of the city, you find a much wider offering in other parts of Porto. By the Sea, in the Foz area and also in Matosinhos city, you can find many restaurants specialized in fish dishes, like Meia Nau . In Downtown and at the historic centre of Porto there is also a very rich and diverse selection of restaurants for all tastes and price offer. For more details, please consult the website of Porto Tourism Services.