Created by three daughters and their mother, My Mother’s Daughters is a gem of a café. You can find it in the oh so pretty Largo de São Sebastião where the local area is  buzzing with style, colour and a sense of community.

When one of the daughter’s turned to a plant-based diet, her mother learnt to cook new recipes which led to a very special eatery. The sisters are passionate about using locally sourced, sustainable produce. They don’t use any animal products and everything is prepared with family love.

The setting

It’s a fairly small venue set back up some steep steps. Our tip is to bring a book and be prepared for a wait. They’ve kindly put some cushions outside for you to sit on. If you are lucky you might be able to get one of the tables outside in the Lisbon sunshine.

The space

The café is immaculately designed.

It’s light and bright with shiny white tiles, locally sourced glass lighting, pale blue and white cushions and delicately engraved oak tables and chairs.

The staff are super friendly and relaxed.

The little things that make a difference

The family aim for zero waste. They use fruit peel in their pretty water carafes and the napkins are recycled. It’s a family business and you can see all the sisters hard at work front of house and in the kitchen.

 

The fresh juice test

We tried the signature Mada’s Greenie Smoothie a delicious mix of apple, pineapple, spinach, cucumber, ginger and spirulina. Next we had a refreshing carrot orange, ginger and basil juice. Both were delicious!

What we ate

We decided to review the beetroot smoothie bowl with black rice and tofu which tasted as good as it looked. Then we tried the Mexicano Taco. It was two home made tacos filled with black beans spread, sweet potato, corn, avocado, red cabbage and red onion pickle and a “queso” sauce topping.

For desert, there was a stunning display of raw options and amazing tarts.

What we’d go back for…

We loved the design, the food and the family story behind the Glowcation.

The bill

Mada’s greenie smoothie  €4
Carrot juice  €4
Beetroot Smoothies Bowl €12
Mexicano taco €12

 

My Mother's Daughters

Largo de São Sebastião da Pedreira, 49
1050-205 Lisbon
Portugal

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