We gave the task to Cola and Veronika today to create content for our map of Monchique.
They researched the local restaurants of Monchique. They asked the owners about their favourite places in Monchique. They came out as:
Top 5 attractions in Monchique
- Watermill and picnic spot
- Birdwatching the eagles near Foia
They also found out about the prices of the restaurants, the atmosphere and their specialities. The places we are going to show on our map are marked Y
A Charrette Restaurant Y
Owners favourite place – Picota / Fioia
Speciality: Traditional Portuguese food – special is pork, cabbage, beans
O Chala Y
Snacks, cake, changes artwork once a month -local artists
Bestsellers – cheesecake and bagels
Herbal tea popular with locals
Recommended: A Rampa
Cafe Montanha N
Don’t speak English, very local bar, cheap
Loja de Chocolate – tea, chocolate, coffee Y
Refers tourists around Monchique
Handmade crafts are all local – need a kitemark…?
Does yoga tea…potentially a hippy town?
Music – Rio Grande and Mercado Negro
Most popular toastie – chicken toastie!
Cafe da Vilha Y
Cocktails are very popular
Owner favourite restaurant A Luar
Cafe Bellavista N
Nice inside. Cheap piri pri
Restaurante Oze Y
Great value prato de dia. Very popular with locals.
Restaurante O Parque Y
Great atmosphere. Central hub for the town. Homely and warm.
Large, homely, very popular with locals, beautiful view, on the road up to Foia. Do half dishes. Speciality: bacalhau
Quite expensive, not that friendly, local joint
O Luar de Foia Y
Pumpkin marmalade, honey cake, modrono cake
Assado de porco preto the speciality, outside oven, seasonal ingredients, cosy atmosphere
Owner enjoys birdwatching on walk to Foia – lots of eagles
Jardim das Oliveiras Y
A Rampa Y