Remember American Psycho - the scarily perverse quintessence of the gold and status symbols-laden 1980s? The Alcantra Café, housed in a converted dock warehouse, would have been an ideal place for the protagonist and his companions to engage in an elegantly pompous competition, trying to outdo each other with business cards of the latest design. By the way, Alcantra Café was indeed opened in the 1980s and, although it could be considered a classic symbol of the time, is still popular today. Deep red velvet drapes - hundreds of yards of fabric there -, lots of overtly industrial details in the wall and ceiling décor, enormous dried floral arrangements ("Of course they're real," a waitress will smile having caught you surreptitiously trying to examine the flowers). This place is a stage, there is no doubt about that. You won't feel at home there in a T-shirt and trainers. Just don't expect anything in the way of sophisticated cuisine; at Alcantra Café, like so many places of this type, food is of less importance. Choose table Nr 8: it is located at the very centre of the "stage" and yet guarantees that you will be able to have a conversation with your companions.
15 Rua Maria Luisa Holstein, Alcantra
Phone 21 363 7176
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