Based in Lisbon, Portugal, Café In is an exclusive restaurant situated alongside the Tagus River, offering the brand-new concept of SUSHI&MEAT. This combination consists of premium sushi and aged meat, including the famous and delectable highest standard Japanese Wagyu beef. The restaurant has recently been renovated and now offers signature cocktails on its gorgeous new terrace and at its exclusive Versace table.
Café In celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2021 as much more than just another fancy restaurant. Thanks in no small part to the adventurous nature of its new owners, it has become a gastronomic experience. The changes are immediately apparent in the menu, which combines flavours of contemporary Japanese cuisine with aged meats to produce a premium experience for customers.
The emblematic space Café In occupies is situated by the Tagus River and has been working hard to satisfy its many eager customers with more terraces to sit at, a new space focused on the special sushi and aged meat, and even a new and very exclusive special table. This is the Versace table and is only available by reservation. It is located in the new SUSHI&MEAT space, has Versace branded crockery, and boasts an exclusive, differentiated drinks service crying out exclusivity. The newly renovated terraces have gained a lounge area with beds and an exclusive sell by the bottle service. Here customers can enjoy a cocktail by the river, whilst watching the sun set.
The restaurant has been reinvented and reinvigorated following on from the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although it has held on to the traditional seafood and fish it has always been known for, now it has made deep transformations and created spaces that introduce the element of glamour. All of its tables are marble now, with velvet chairs and big, comfortable sofas. Café In has introduced a drinks menu offering premium cocktails and wines to its customers. It also has a new dinner and party area featuring a permanent DJ, and the draw of experiencing the beautiful setting sun whilst enjoying the food, drinks and ambience. The Fish and Seafood area is an exquisite space, with room for 120 people and a terrace of 100 seats, where you can find fish of the day and delicious seafood.
The restaurant aims to always achieve excellence by ensuring only the best food and beverages are served. All of its meat and fish is purchased from certified suppliers, and its celebrated aged beef comes directly from Japan; the highest standard Wagyu A5 beef. High grade Wagyu beef is rare and exclusive, and has a premium expense associated with the costs of raising Wagyu cattle. It is often hailed as the best beef in the world because of its melt-in-the-mouth texture and unique, exceptional umami flavour. Café In’s premium quality tuna comes from suppliers that preserve it in dry ice chambers. In addition to this precaution, all its raw food materials are strictly kept in the restaurant at appropriate temperatures. Fresh fish is also supplied and received daily, keeping everything of the freshest and highest standards throughout. Sushi&Meat, in the newly renovated space, provides new furniture, a new terrace, a sushi counter and, of course, dishes of the utmost excellence.
Another unusual and unique experience Café In offers its customers is what it terms ‘Coffee in Boat.’ This is a party on board a sailing catamaran, for the utmost elegance on the slow-flowing waters of the river Tagus. The experience is overseen by an experienced captain, who will ensure every luxury is taken care of. In the restaurant arena, new concepts are a regular occurrence. New chefs appear every day, and new spaces open up all the time.
It is important for Café In to stay ahead of the curve, to continue innovating, creating and constantly reviewing its menu. Every month it launches a different dish and dessert, so it is always providing choices, and able to offer new experiences especially to clientele who visit several times. There will always be something new for them to try, they are assured of that. Café In is a restaurant of choice for its clients and is happy to have been featured in some very interesting articles and reviews in the Portuguese press.
The restaurant appreciates its dedicated staff and is happy to provide the space for them to learn and grow. This means they are at ease when dealing with any customer service issues. A very important concern to Café In, who realise the margin for errors in the exclusive space it operates is very small. Its goal is to continue growing its customer base and promote itself as a venue for exclusive parties.
Last year it held parties for the Capital group, television station TV19, Louis Vuitton, Lux magazine, Huawei, and L’Oréal Internacional, amongst others. This year it would like to welcome back previous attendees, but also open up its services for new groups to both experience and benefit. Its intention is also to bolster its digital growth with daily posts and weekly promotional videos.
Whether it’s seated at the exclusive table honouring a certain, very well-known Italian brand, or relaxing on one of the divine terrace beds or sofas, Café In is bound to be a delight for all the senses. And now it has been awarded Best Premium Meat & Sushi Fine Dining – Lisbon. This is a laudable decoration for the daring gastronomic centre of contemporary Japanese cuisine – with the added specialty of aged meat! Congratulations to Café In, and long may it continue to prosper.
For business enquiries, contact António Sousa from Lisboa Sobre o Tejo Lda on their website – www.cafein.pt