Quarter Square is one of those shops that not only satisfy your hunger for elegant lifestyle products but also some freshly brewed coffee. Here the art of design meets the pleasure of having a good cup of coffee. This elegant coffee shop makes its own coffee blends, giving you an unmatched experience. The atmosphere over here depicts class and sophistication, and creativity, that is brimming through the vast collection of designs. Head to Quarter Square because it is not just a coffee shop, it is much more.
Blissful Carrot is a multi-cuisine restaurant in Macau known for its wide range of vegetarian and vegan options. The menu is a rotating one, which features cold wraps, hot grilled sandwiches, salads, rice bowls, pasta, tacos and dessert. The restaurant caters to the needs of health conscious people and use only fresh, organic ingredients in their dishes. Some of their specialties include the Mediterranean grilled veggie wrap, Sonoma Garden salad, the curry bowl and the Three Amigos. Do leave some space for trying out some of their gluten free desserts.
The brainchild of famous chef Umberto Bombana, 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana is the place to be for an authentic, palatable Italian meal. An upscale restaurant, this is where one can sample a blend of classic and modern Italian delicacies, along with a selection of local specialties. Walk in for a bite of the signature paninis, pizzas and spaghetti, which is certain to have you planning for your next meal at this restaurant.
The award winning Lord Stow's Bakery is a local favorite and celebrated by Japanese tourists. Though small, this neighborhood bakery boasts a wide selection of cakes, breads and pastries. On the "worth trying" list is their healthy egg white cake loaf, Portuguese-style egg tart and mud cake. The open-fronted bakery, featuring a floor tiled with small green mosaic tiles, also makes customized foods upon request. Not particularly expensive and definitely worth a try.
Celebrate a special occasion, bring along a date or simply enjoy classic and contemporary Chinese food at Vida Rica. Not only is the restaurant set in a fine space with wooden floors, chandeliers and large glass windows but guests also enjoy spectacular views of the city of Macau. From breakfast dishes like Creamy Scrambled Eggs to hearty mains like Black Truffled Chicken Breast, the menu features something to suit everyone’s palate. Dimsums, rolls and freshly pressed juices also feature on the menu besides the various live seafood counters. You can also pair the decadent food with a cocktail from the menu featuring both classic and signature concoctions. If you are in the mood for a memorable dining experience, head to Vida Rica for a meal that you’ll remember for a long time.
Formerly called Robuchon a Galera, Robuchon au Dôme is now nestled at the Grand Lisboa Hotel's dome. Perched on the 43rd floor, it has an atmospheric ambiance due to its cascading crystal chandelier illuminating its elegant settings. But its not just the decor or the fantastic views of the city that captivate the diner, it is the fine French cuisine as well. You can choose from their set or a la carte menu. Savor dishes that are beautifully presented and delightful to the palate such as La Pomme Roseval (black truffle and potatoes with virgin olive oil on a carpaccio of smoked foie gras), Le Crabe (king crab and mozzarella with virgin olive oil and fresh white truffle) and La Caille Royale (caramelized quail stuffed with foie gras, mashed potatoes and shaved black truffle). Complement your meal with wine from their exhaustive wine list featuring over 11,300 varieties from all over the globe.
Located in the historical center of Macau, Albergue 1601 pays tribute to its Latin roots serving traditional Portuguese dishes prepared using age-old recipes and cooking techniques. The restaurant is housed inside an old shelter house, which has now been converted into a 2-story vintage style building. The interiors feature hardwood floors, antique furnishings, chandeliers and well-spaced dining areas. Do try their stuffed squid, suckling pig, African chicken and Bacalhau if you ever visit.
Single Origin brings to you a large selection of locally produced coffee. To go with the delicious coffee, this tiny eatery offers you a choice of sweetmeats like the Earl Grey Chiffon Cake, making the dining experience very enjoyable. This espresso bar, features quaint interiors and a cozy atmosphere, and is mostly frequented by chirpy coffee lovers. Visit Single Origin for a great cup of coffee, in a warm and welcoming environment.
One of the most popular restaurants on Taipa, this place specializes in Macanese cuisine for the masses. The building is huge, as is the extensive menu. Apparently designed to cater large groups of people, this eatery is also fine for a cozy rendezvous. The food is deftly prepared. The duck and curried crab both come highly recommended. Tasty is the key word here.
Blooom Coffee House is a newly opened coffee house in Macau that serves home roasted coffee in a casual environment. The place is really small with a few bar tables positioned along the serving counter. The coffee that you get here has a distinctive flavor and texture as it is made by roasting green coffee beans. You can also buy some of their coffee from a carefully curated list that is played near the counter. Make sure to order a cup sample before buying a coffee blend that you haven't heard before.
Choi Heong Yuen is one of Macau's most well-known bakeries, serving their customers since its establishment in 1935. If you're looking for a place to savor some of the city's traditional baked items, this is the place to do so. They are known for their almond cakes which are baked in a charcoal-heated oven. In addition to the almond cakes, the bakery also offers a wide range of classic Chinese mooncakes, pastries, cookies, candies and savory items such as their signature beef jerky and egg rolls.
LemonCello is a vibrant ice cream parlor, known for its unconventional ice cream flavors like ginger, pepper, tofu and figs. The store, famous for its Italian ice creams, has garnered the attention of children and those who have a dissatisfied sweet tooth. The chefs here a constantly trying to raise the bar when it comes to making desserts, by trying new concepts and ingredients; which in turn makes this ice cream parlor, one of the best places for desserts, in the city.