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Lisbon’s Flat Café gives locals a taste of Scandinavian cuisine

Flat Café is the dream project of former food journalist turned entrepreneur Varvara Kroz.

After travelling across Scandinavia, Kroz fell in love with the open-sandwich concept, smørrebrød – rye bread topped with cold cuts, cheese or garnishes of choice. So much so that when she relocated to Lisbon in 2021, she decided to bring it along with her.

Courtesy Flat Cafe

Flat Cafe is a stone’s throw from the city’s famous Elevador da Bica, located in a cosy 30-square metre space. Its interior is ultra-simple, with hanging lamps adding warmth to neutral tones and greeting patrons with a sense of comfort that Portugal kindly offers.

Its menu, meanwhile, incorporates a Nordic kitchen philosophy but infuses traditional Danish recipes with local produce and flavours.

Tv. do Cabral 36, 1200-075 Lisboa, Portugal

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