According to Writing The Pays d’Auge
With this new coffee which has just opened almost on the edge of the waterfront of Trouville-sur-Mer (Calvados), AlexMary achieved the perfect union of his two favorite countries, France and Portugal.
Originally from Normandy, but with his restaurateur father in Paris, he learned the trade and appreciates the products of his region. After living in Portugal for a while, he returned to France with a Portuguese wife and a desire to introduce people to the country’s specialties, Petiscos, small tapas-style dishes.
Opening the cafe was a real strength. “We did the work as a family in three weeks because I wanted to open during the season, at the beginning of July“. The decor is warm, friendly, “With my wife, who also invested a lot in this project, we hunted everywhere, even in Emmaüs! » The cafe is lucky enough to benefit from a small terrace, opening onto a narrow street that really resembles the streets of Lisbon, a sign that Alex Mary did not miss during his research!
Food and drinks from here and elsewhere
If tourists want to eat local, Normans are curious to know foods from elsewhere. The cafe offers sausages, shrimps, but also
dishes like Portuguese chorizo flambéed with Calvados, prawns with garlic, coriander and flambéed with rum and the highlight of the fusion of the two countries, Trouvillais mackerel sandwiches and Portuguese sardines! More consistent dishes based on chicken or sea bass are planned for the winter. Brazilian cocktails or more classic cocktails, French or Portuguese wines, everyone will find their favorite drink. You can eat there at any time, which is rare enough to underline, just come and have a coffee, an aperitif or a drink at the end of the evening. In the evenings, musicians have already performed, a bossa nova band is planned, as well as culinary themed evenings, such as an evening with piglet.
Lisboa Café, 3 rue de Verdun, 06 82 33 43 93, open continuously from 5pm to 1am (from 4.30pm in season), closed on Thursdays and Wednesdays subject to conditions. Open Sunday noon.
Was this article helpful to you? Note that you can follow Le Pays d’Auge in the My News area. With one click, after registration, you will find all the news of your favorite cities and brands.