KATE RODIONOVA
owner of bowls bar

lisbon
portugal

Before Kate moved to Portugal, she has spent seven years working as a restaurant PR consultant and opened a detox juicery in Moscow.

Today Lisbon-based Kate runs her own café and consults a bunch of restaurant projects all over the world.

my preferred spot for a morning coffee

COPENHAGEN COFFEE LAB
Rua Nova da Piedade 10
1200-192 Lisbon

www.copenhagencoffeelab.com

Excellent coffee (roasted in Denmark) and fresh pastries from their own bakery. 

my favourite cultural institution

MUSEU COLECAO BERARDO
Praça do Império
1449-003 Lisbon

www.museuberardo.pt

The most interesting exhibitions in town.

GULBENKIAN FOUNDATION
Av. de Berna, 45A
1067-001 Lisbon

www.gulbenkian.pt

Fabulous concert hall with a park view and a collection of fine arts.

here’s where I buy my books

PALAVRA DE VIAJANTE
R. de São Bento 34
1200-819 Lisbon

www.palavra-de-viajante.pt

The "library" where I can spend hours. All the weird stuff related to travelling can be found there: books, games, cards, maps in different languages.

FEIRA DA LADRA FLEA MARKET
Campo de Santa Clara
1100-472 Lisbon

Open Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9.00 to 18.00

I found the 4-part history of The French Revolution published in 1890 for €50 during my last visit here.

an additional local shop I support

ARTES & LETRAS ATELIER
R. Poiais de São Bento 90
1200-349 Lisbon

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A small shop with unique prints made by the owner and her friends.

this is where I go for a simple dinner with friends

ZAPATA
R. do Poço dos Negros 47
1200-348 Lisboa

no website

A local “tashka” (an old typical restaurant) with a weird interior and the best octopus in Lisbon. It's my favorite spot for any kind of celebration.

here I dine when there’s something to celebrate

A CEVICHERIA
Rua D. Pedro V, 129
1200-093 Lisbon

My favorite spot for a special occasion, but make sure you're coming not later than 3 p.m. as there's a chance it's gonna be too crowded later.

my favourite pizza spot

LA PIZZA DI NANNA
R. Nova da Piedade 68
1200-817 Lisbon

no website

This place is next door to famous Nannarella ice cream (and run by the same owner) and offers crispy, fresh pizza for take-away only.

my bar of choice

HETERONIMOBAAR
Praça David Leandro da Silva 4
1950-242 Lisbon

A new bar and restaurant in Marvila. This area is still old-school Lisbon with its traditional vintage shops co-existing with creative offices and galleries.

additional things not to be missed

ELEVADOR PANORAMICO DA BOCA DO VENTO

Take a boat from Cais do Sodre station to Casilhas, turn right to the empty embankment and take a ten minute walk to Elevador to catch a sunrise. This spot has not been discovered by tourists yet and is a great place to overlook the city.

the next person I’d like to read about on creative traveller

Irina Bogushevich in Vancouver (coming soon)

BOWLS BAR, Lisbon

A comfort food place that was one of the first hipster spots in Lisbon. A café based on local products along with a bar offering more than 30 types of homemade infused alcohol and a perfect coffee.

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added october 2018
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