€ Democrática (239 823 784. Travessa da Rua Nova, 5; closed on Sundays). The back room has benches and is a favourite with university students. The speciality is arroz de polvo (octopus risotto).
JARDIM DA MANGA
€ Jardim da Manga (Rua Olímpio Nicolau Rui Fernandes, Jardim da Manga; closed on Saturdays). A place frequented by students, resembling a canteen. A limited menu but very reasonable prices.
€€ O Trovador (239 825 475. Largo da Sé Velha 15/17; closed on Sundays). Situated opposite the Old Cathedral, serving traditional cuisine, with fado music at weekends.
€€ Zé Neto (239 826 786. Rua das Azeiteiras, 8; closed on Sundays). A family restaurant in the heart of the city. Serves excellent regional dishes.