One of my favorite words in the English language is serendipity: luck that takes the form of finding valuable or pleasant things that are not looked for. It was a serendipitous moment for me when I discovered an adorable cafe in a most unexpected location in the greater Lisbon area. It’s called Rosmaninho Arte & Aromas and I fell for its charms immediately.
Although Miraflores isn’t exactly the prettiest place in the Lisbon area (in fact, it’s very much a business area with some pretty uninspiring buildings). But what a stark contrast it was to enter into this ultra feminine, quirky and charming cafe & restaurant!
I was enamored by the decor, which had a boho, vintage feel to it; think: old medicine cabinets, lace cloths and whitewashed stools. Aside from serving fresh food, you can purchase cookies, breads, jams, and other treats to take home. I bought some teas as a sort of souvenir, which I felt was fitting, as Rosmaninho is the perfect setting for a ladies’ tea. Aside from food, they also sell candles, clothing and fashion accessories. You can resist either the food or the fashion, but not both.
With 4.9 and 4.5 stars on Facebook and TripAdvisor, respectively, it seems I’m not the only one who recognizes what a special find this place is. If you ever find yourself in the Miraflores/Oeiras area, be sure to pop in. Serendipity isn’t always finding a cute cafe; sometimes, it means stumbling across the right blog post in order to make a plan…