Escalfado

Freedom at the table.


“None of our dishes has embellishments”. Ana Lopes says it, the mind behind Escalfado and the one that shaped it, a relaxed and informal place. It opened when 2018 was almost at its end, at Merca-Tudo street, in Santos, Lisbon, and is the dream come true to Ana, architect by education, who started to sketch it while working in London. 
The space enchanted us as soon as we crossed the entrance door. The tiled walls stand out, as well as the marble and the arch – which divides the entrance from the room – which were already part of the old building. And with this existing picture, Ana chose on a minimal décor, with little plants and objects, lamps by designed by Patrícia Lobo and chairs by Branca Lisboa. It is a welcoming space, perfect for the comforting and delicious food cooked there.




Ana likes the “idea of having no set time to eat; of having an urge for something rich and comforting and being able to satisfy it immediately” and this is the ruling philosophy. It was almost 11am and, following this train of thought, we ate a reinforced breakfast. One of the best smoothies we ever tasted got to the table – the Banananana is made with banana, almond milk, peanut butter and cinnamon, and is fresh, smooth and delicious – and a toast with sautéed mushrooms, poached egg and crispy bacon. The perfect beginning.
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Featured in ROOF 22 – FUTURE


Ana likes the “idea of having no set time to eat; of having an urge for something rich and comforting and being able to satisfy it immediately” and this is the ruling philosophy.








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Inês Mendes
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Philippe Simões

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