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Café Majestic, Porto

112 Rua Santa Catarina
Portugal 4000-442
Tel: 351 222 003 887's insider take:

Established in 1921, the Majestic is an Art Deco explosion. Marble walls with bas-relief cherubs and gilt-edged mirrors adorned with curlicues tower over the restaurant's banquettes. If the opulence proves too much, simply head to the terrace for afternoon tea and rabanadas (a Portuguese version of French toast: fried bread dipped in milk, eggs, sugar, honey, lemon peel, and wine). Abandoned from 1964 to 1983, the café has been thoroughly restored and once again hosts poetry recitals, piano concerts, and photo exhibits.

Open 9:30 a.m. to 12 midnight Mondays through Saturdays.

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