Bakery by day, restaurant by night. Isco combines sourdough bread, pain au chocolat and bistro in a neighborhood vibe.A marble counter made with cement blocks shaped from massive flour bags, the smell of fresh bread and homemade pastries, that warm feeling of stepping inside a neighborhood place where all products are simple but exquisite. Isco Pão e Vinho is a regular bakery during the day hours when baker Joana Galo Costa can either be putting gorgeous sourdough loaves in the oven, but also preparing gougère, kanelbullar, bite-sized croissants with homemade raspberry jam. The coffee also gets a round of applause, with beans coming from a small coffee roastery in Madragoa, called Flor da Selva.During lunch hours Natalie Castro, chef and one of the owners, does meat sandwiches with homemade roast beef or gravlax, butter and ham, also made in-house. On weekends, after the ovens switch off, the Martinho Pita organic drop-shaped lamps get more intimate and Natalie does her bistro-style menu that changes every month. A small pearl in the Alvalade area, not yet discovered by foreigners or tourists.
Bakery and bistro in Alvalade - the perfect combo of comfort and intimacy