Serves meat, vegan options available. Features vegan main dishes and soups as well as vegan cakes and pastries made in-house. Also offers espressos and a wide selection of teas. Open Mon 08:00-19:00, Wed-Sun 08:00-19:00. Closed Tue.

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30 Reviews

First Review by Trundle


Points +113

13 Nov 2023

Homemade vegan delights

Vegan pasteis de nata for breakfast with a surprise sea view. Finally tried the vegan spinach burger, homemade and delicious, served woth tasty vegetable purees and salad, very filling too! D. Regina is vegetarian with a good understanding of food choices.

Updated from previous review on 2023-11-13

Pros: A Dona Regina é muito simpatica e amigável. , Várias opções veganas caseiras e deliciosas, Generous sized servings

Cons: Lorry was slightly blocking the sea view



Points +202

12 Sep 2022

Incrível! Tudo excelente como sempre!

Todos os anos quando venho a Sesimbra venho ao cantinho da Regina porque adoro a comida, a dona Regina e super simpática!
As melhores tostas que já comi ( sem exagero )!
Mesmo a feijoada vegan e super boa!
Já trouxe aqui várias pessoas e todas adoraram a comida e a dona Regina!

Pros: Muitas opções vegan , Comida excelente , Preços económicos

Cons: Nada


Points +110

14 Aug 2022

A não perder

A Dona Regina prima pela simpatia e hospitalidade. Com receitas caseiras feitas pela própria e várias opções vegan. Adorei e certamente voltarei.

Pros: Muitas opções vegan, Simpatia e hospitalidade


Points +136

16 Jun 2022

Comida caseira e de conforto

Surpresa agradável em Sesimbra. As opções vegan que experimentámos eram saborosas desde a sopa ao prato principal terminando na sobremesa.

Pros: Opções vegan saborosas e caseiras, Dona e funcionária, a Regina 😊, muito simpática


Points +51

30 May 2022

5 star!!!

Ran by the owner who welcomed us like family and explained the vegan options (think there were 5 different vegan mains today, and all sounded appetising). The two of us had a delicious main meal and desserts. The vegan lemon mousse was divine, and the vegan Portuguese tart was *to die for* -- please do not leave Sesimbra without trying it from Regina's!

The cafe is a very casual canteen style, but it can cater both for a quick coffee and cake or a full lunch or early dinner.

Wholeheartedly recommend.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, The options are very creative and appetising, Vegan Pastel De Nata


Points +24

24 May 2022

Great service

Vegan mushroom spaghetti was really tasty and the lady that served us went above and beyond to be friendly and welcoming.

Pros: Tasty vegan options, Really friendly, Quick service


Points +2600

05 May 2022

Very good and cheap

The lovely Regina kindly listed the vegan options.
We tried the mushroom rice and feijoada, it was very good and generously served.

They also had vegan queijadinha flavored with orange.

For two, we paid 24€, which was a bargain for the delicious food and the beach view.


Points +39

16 Apr 2022

Simple, but delicious!

We had vegan Pastels de Nata in the morning and came back for lunch later that day. We had the mushroom pasta, burger plate and sweet lemon cream it was delicious! We'll come back the next time in Sesimbra!

Pros: Vegan Pastel de Nata , Regina ist really nice, Nice view!


Points +61

21 Mar 2022

Lovely place with a lot of vegetarian options, great sea view

I loved the lady that manages the restaurant, nice tasty food, inexpensive, great terrace with sea view and very calm road and atmosphere. Will Come back for sure

Pros: Nice lady that manages the restaurant , Nice view, Great tasty food with a lot of vegetarian options


Points +42

18 Feb 2022


Atendimento fantástico, opções veganas deliciosas


Points +51

21 Nov 2021

Would give 5 if I could

Homecooked wonderful food, please contribute to her success by ordering some of her delicious food!


Points +66

30 Sep 2021

so simple, so tasty

Regina is a portuguese lady who learned vegan cooking baking and english on her own through internet. all those skills she mastered and is gladly sharing them with universe. the vegan meal was simple but delicious, homemade vegan cakes were like at the grandmother place. vegan pastela de nata is a total banger!!

Pros: wonderful personality of Regina, cakes!, cheap


Points +3431

19 Jul 2021

Flavorful food

We ordered the two available vegan options which were a burger plate and a Brazilian bean dish. Both were very flavorful, the burger plate came with a few different items like broccoli puree and cooked cabbage which we really liked. The woman working was very friendly. Unfortunately they were all out of the vegan dessert options so we didn't get to try them. For the two dishes and two juices the price came out to €22 which wasn't bad since it's right by the beach.


Points +18

22 May 2021

Real gem of Sesimbra

Unfortunately I can't add 5 stars as the restaurant is not vegan. Don't let that turn you away tho.
Plenty of vegan options and the food is heavenly. That includes vegan pastries like pasteis de nata, all made by Regina herself with love. Not only a wonderful human but a great chef! Everything we tried was so tasty and filling. Portuguese home cooked dishes with her special twists that make even the simplest dishes extraordinary. Regina makes sure you are happy and goes over and beyond with her food and service. You can even pre-order some special vegan options, like lasagna or vegan versions of Portuguese dishes, she'll be more than happy to make.
Do yourself a favour, do not miss out on this place while in Sesimbra. You will be returning here every day!


Points +112

13 Apr 2021

Excellent service

We didn’t knew this place and therefore the expectations were not high. But Ms. Regina changed it from the first minute.
Running the place on her own she was able to provide us with great and delicious food (all plant based) and a service that really made us to want to know her and come back in the future!
Top tip: to try the specials you need to book one day in advance.
Highly recommended!!

Pros: Plant based food, Fresh ingredients , Customized service

Cons: No card payment available , Small space


Points +97

09 Jan 2021


We were treated like friends since the moment we arrived, Regina's VEGAN homemade menu was exactly what we were looking for. It was unbelievably tasty and she has a lot to offer. We will definitely go again and recommend this place to everyone we know! Thank you so much Regina, we had an amazing time!

Pros: -Many vegan options, also drinks and desert., - Friendly service and environment , -Nice place, close to the beach


Points +125

05 Oct 2020

Delicious comfort food!

Regina is very friendly and helpful, always smiling.
Regina's food hugs you. It is a tasty food made with love. Her Vegan Feijoada (beans dish) is always available on the menu, but there is also always one more option of a vegan "dish of the day".
There is always options of vegan cakes too.

You really need to try the Orange & Mushrooms Cake. It's delicious!

Updated from previous review on 2020-06-20


Points +48

20 Aug 2020

Good Surprise!!

Regina has a restaurant with very good vegan options!! A secret to keep!!

Pros: Friendly, Good vegan food, Not expensive

Cons: Few seats


Points +41

01 Aug 2020

Excellent food and the best service

Cozy restaurant that has vegan and veggie versions of traditional portuguese food full of flavour. One of the best if not the best experiences I've ever had in terms of service and hospitality. Fully recommend it and it fully deserves to be revisited.

Pros: Great service and hospitality, Vegan and veggie versions of traditional dishes , Great price and comfort


Points +42

07 Mar 2020

The vegan options are really good and taste like home-made food!

It’s like having a meal at home, vegan comfort food at its best.


Points +22

05 Jan 2020

Muito bom

Aceita animais e bom atendimento. A comida excelente


Points +30

01 Jan 2020

A small gem by th sea

Nice little restaurant with great vegan options (mains and cakes). Regina herself extremely warm and welcoming. Definitely worth a visit!


Points +741

05 Oct 2019

Great environment, food and drinks!

Regina is a very talented and friendly chef who welcomed us at the door of her little corner ("cantinho"). Her vegan beans dish had a very generous portion full of flavour and she particularly told us that she loves using different kinds of mushrooms in her cookings. So now, guess what else besides orange the cake she created had 😉 An amazingly delicious creation that was!
I definitely want to try more of her dishes and hope to do so in the near future.

Pros: Very affordable, pleasant outside view, friendly welcome


Points +50

26 Aug 2019

Tasty & Good price

Nice local place very close to the beach. Serves fish but has vegan options.
The owner is actually vegetarian and only eats fish (bacalhau) very occasionally. I had a vegan feijoada which was very tasty. The price was really fair, only 7€ for the dish of the day which close to the beach is a plus!
Cash only!!!!
Would definitely go back.


Points +18

24 Jul 2019

Great food, great service

Had a very tasty feijoada (bean stew), and a wonderful mushroom and orange cake. Don’t be put off by the mushrooms, it’s a homemade recipe by Regina, the lovely owner, and tastes fantastic.

Although the vegan menu is deceiving as only a few of the options are available at any one time, you can ask in advance (three hours in advance for the vegan bitoque) and it will be prepared for whenever you plan to eat.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Everything tastes great, Quiet location close to the beach

Cons: Have to ask for most vegan options in advance


Points +18

03 Apr 2019

Sesimbra's hidden gem

A wonderful place, near the ocean. The food is great, all homemade and always served with a smile! =)


Points +18

05 Mar 2019

Great service, food and view

I still can't believe we stumbled upon a portuguese restaurant/ cafe proudly serving vegan food in Sesimbra!
Great and very friendly service and delicious food. We had our first proper vegan "Bitoque" (portuguese dish of steak, french fries, rice and salad) in over 5 years, and it was delicious.

Pros: Great food., Friendly service., Ocean view.

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