Macrobiotic vegetarian restaurant. Cozy, clean, and modern. NOTE: Includes a small organic store which is not fully vegetarian. Open Mon-Fri 10:00-19:00, Sat 10:00-15:00.

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20 Reviews

First Review by Paula Jorge


Points +151

21 Oct 2023

Healthy and tasty

The food was healthy and tasty. The place was cosy. The staff was friendly.

Pros: Healthy food , Cheap, Cosy place



Points +70

01 Oct 2023

Twice in 1 Day

Food is great, the best. Deserts aren’t bad ether. Had to go back. Nice people, small place. Perfecto

Pros: Casserole type pumpkin, even brown rice is good. , Service , Clean, toilet washroom had hand towels not paper

Cons: That I don’t live near by, No , No


Points +49

18 Sep 2023

Cute vegetarian restaurant

Nice vegetarian food, with a daily menu and daily dishes

Pros: Nice food, Easy to find , Friendly service


Points +31

Mostly Veg
18 Sep 2023

Loved the food!

We had sweet potato curry and harty strudel. Both very tasty!


Points +19

Mostly Veg
12 Sep 2023

Llegar agradable

Lugar agradable y buen situado. Relación calidad precio muy buena. Es además boutique. Trato del personal muy bueno

Pros: Calidad, Precio , Trato


Points +86

10 Aug 2023


found this place after looking for vegan lunch in the late afternoon, and other places were closed, and was a right choice to take a meal from here. had quinoa with beans and other goods for 6 euros, and was soo delicious.


Points +1195

27 Jan 2023


Unbelievably good little place. 3 course macrobiotic lunch menu (soup choice of main choice of dessert drink) for €9. the staff were so friendly and helpful; the restaurant full of locals. although open until 7pm, once the food is gone, it’s gone, so head there for lunch or afternoon cake. i had a butternut squash crumble tart and berry cheesecake. superb.


Points +78

Mostly Veg
02 Apr 2022


Comida deliciosa, chá saboroso e várias opções de sobremesa vegana!!! Preço compatível com a qualidade e quantidade de comida!!! Atendimento muito acolhedor!!! Me senti comendo em casa!


Points +412

13 Nov 2021

Pretty good!

Rating: 7.5/10

You'll find a great quality-price ratio here. I was surprised with how cheap everything was when I got to the payment! The food is very tasty, and so are the desserts. You'll have to ask the waitress which options are vegan.
Location is good, the place is pleasant with a cool concept (shop+restaurant/cafeteria). Staff is friendly. However, service was quite slow (too slow for a daily menu kind of place).

Note: I've only had the chance to come to this restaurant once (2021), but I'd like to come back

Pros: Good quality-price ratio, tasty food and desserts, location and decoration

Cons: Slow service, non-identified vegan options


Points +15

Mostly Veg
04 Sep 2020

Muito bom!

O menu é variado, é um sítio acolhedor e as pessoas são muito simpáticas.

Pros: menu variado , Bom preço, Excelente localização


Points +16

17 Feb 2020

The best in the city.

Very good product with high quality and cheap.


Points +188

07 Dec 2019

Fuimos hoy por primera vez buenísimo todo y baratísimo

Muy amables, el trato excelente muy barato relación calidad precio , tienen menú del día q puede constar de sopa, plato y postre con infusión por 7,50 ó no tomar sopa o no tomar postre por 6,50, si quieres café aparte 0,65 ,está en el centro ,para repetir

Pros: Bien situado,acogedor,opciones veganas ,barato

Cons: Nada


Points +490

28 Oct 2019

My fav vegan place in Braga!!

The staff here is the best, the food is fresh and great! Love it!


Points +4421

Mostly Veg
09 Jul 2019

Great choice in historic center

They have about 10-12 tables. I got there at noon and all tables available. At 1255pm all tables full and they apparently take reservations. Had soup, chickpea salad for main, tea, berry crumble for dessert. Great food, all for €7.50.

Pros: Good flavors, Good value, Lots of choices


Points +49

27 Apr 2019

Welcome relief from Portuguese meat diet.

This wonderful small (!!) cafe serves inexpensive fixed price daily special meals of superb vegan versions of traditional meals. The turnover of tables is fast and the wait (its very popular) is not too long. Meals include entree, main, cold tea and desert. Staff very enthusiastic with enough English to assist. The surrounding bio store seems irrelevant compared to the great food.

Updated from previous review on 2019-04-27

Pros: Convenient location, Great inexpensive vegan food, Friendly staff

Cons: Crowded small space, Chalkboard menu only in Portuguese, Limited hours


Points +295

13 Sep 2018

Lovely food

Alfacinha is one of my favourite restaurants in Braga. Although gets crowded at lunch time (it is a small place) it is totally worth it to wait. There is a lunch menu with usually 2 to 3 different meals, most of them vegan. The soup is amazing and there is always more than one vegan desert. The food is amazing and homemade, free tea. The staff is friendly and it is really cheap. There is take away option, also a small shop inside the restaurant.

Pros: Homemade, Cheap, Lots of vegan options


Points +1875

09 Feb 2017

Tiny place but worth the visit

Although crowded at lunchtime, this little healthstore with a restaurant inside, had what me and my husband were looking for, a great vegan meal in a friendly place.

Half of the delicious daily menu options were vegan as were the fantastic desserts.

The staff was very friendly and the location is perfect to visit Braga's old town and Roman heritage spots (Museum, thermal spa, etc.)

Updated from previous review on 2017-02-09

Pros: Friendly staff, Many vegan options, Inexpensive

Cons: Crowded at lunch


Points +118

09 Feb 2017

A splendid meal in Braga

Me and my wife are sorry to only have found this small but quiet and well organized health store and restaurant on the last day of our stay at Braga... Otherwise we would have returned a couple more times for sure!

Although the restaurant is vegetarian we didn't have trouble finding some vegan options.

We were very surprised with the amazing care that was put into the food that we were served here. From the presentation of the dishes to the fantastic mix of flavors and the delicious desserts, no detail was left to chance.

The portions are not too big, but I think they're appropriate for this kind of delicately prepared food. In my case I had a soup, the mains and the dessert and left the restaurant very satisfied, having appreciated one of the most pleasant meals in quite a while.

I hope to visit Braga again soon so I can return to Alfacinha and have some more of this amazing food in a quiet and friendly environment!

Pros: Amazingly crafted food, Very quiet place even when full, Location very near the Sé de Braga

Cons: Small room


Points +25

06 Sep 2016

Lovely place

Me and my partner just finished eating very delicious food here. We are happy and satisfied; the lady here is friendly with good vibes and the place is clean and inviting.

Alfacinha is a healthfood store and a café, muito bom!

Muito obrigado Alfacinha :)

Pros: Friendly good vibes, Great food, Clean and inviting

Cons: Products are pricey, like any nice health store

Paula Jorge

Points +86

05 Jul 2016

Really good vegan food and desserts!

Has various daily vegan and macrobiotic options. The apple tart for dessert was to die for!! Cozy and small place but its worth it! Check it out! Also functions as a store so you can by your vegan groceries in there!

Pros: Cheap, Tasty, Vegan menus and vegan desserts

Cons: Small space

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