The coffeehouses with history in Porto are real visiting cards of the city.
Downtown, one can find a few which stand out by their cultural dimension, hosting the most diverse events, such as social gatherings, book presentations, exhibitions and recitals.
One of the most famous is Majestic, at Rua de Santa Catarina street, not only due to te refined service, but also because of the architectonic beauty of the building.
The refinement, together with good taste, make this coffeehouse one of the most attended, mainly by tourists.
Also with a history and detainer of a particular beauty is Guarany, at avenida dos Aliados.
One should note, as well, the Brasileira, at Rua de Sa da Bandeira, with a magnificent iron and glass parasol and an interior in which stand out of the crystals, marbles, and the carved leather furniture.
Another example is Café Progresso, not far from praça Carlos Alberto, which was recently remodeled but has managed to keep it's identity, now with a more modern and cosmopolitan nature.
One of the features of this place is that it still offers the delicious "filtered coffee".
The coffeehouses with history have been a part of the city's cultural and bohemian life.
Some of the history of Porto was was also made and written in these places.