Café Calhambeque

Overall Rating: 7.200

Address: Rua de São Sebastiáo, 15
Cross Street(s): Rua de D. Hugo, at the Terreiro da Sé
City, Post Code, Country: Porto 4050-164, Portugal
Neighborhood: N/A
Phone: +351.223.322.611
Hours: M-Sa 9am-10pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating:
Barista: 8
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Brasilia
Coffee Rating:
Aroma: 7
Body: 7
Brightness: 7
Crema: 8
Flavor: 8
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Smoky
Coffee Beans: Delta
Cup Manufacturer: Other Ceramic
Price: 0,60€
Last Update: 10/16/2006
First Reviewed: 10/16/2006
Notes: None


This is one of those classic examples of where you'd expect some overpriced, foul-quality espresso stand in the U.S. - given its tourist-friendly proximity to the entrance of the Porto Sé (cathedral). However, in Portugal it's just the opposite experience. Run by an owner who wants to be a fisherman full-time (he helps pay for his 'habit' by running this place), this small café serves epsresso from a two-group Brasilia Portofino. For 0,60€, you get an espresso with a rich, thick, deep brown crema, a decent body, and a richer flavor of cloves and some herbal notes. A typical pleasant surprise you find in random cafés in northern Portugal.