A Tasty Tease in Lisbon

February 8, 2011

Portugal

Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak…

I’m a strong willed person and don’t easily succumb to temptation, but there are a few things (and people) on this earth that make me weak in the knees.  It really takes someone special, Idris Elba for example, to make my heart melt, but Sonya C. Millard, architect and brainchild behind Tease Bakery, has done just that…

Tease Bakery, Lisbon, Portugal

Strolling through Bairro Alto on my last night in Lisbon, I came across a quaint shop amidst the closed boutique that lined the cobblestone streets, and there it was… a cozy cafe, with plush chairs, china fit for high tea, a mix of Euro-R&B and rock pounding through the speakers and a heavenly display of perfectly decorated CUPCAKES!!! It was love a first sight.

Tease Bakery Cupcake Plate

A variation of the cupcake masterpieces at Tease Bakery

I quickly made a beeline for the red velvet cupcakes, my all time favorite. These aren’t an easy sweet to perfect, but the magic makers at Tease did these little red treats justice.  I grabbed a Lime Tree tea from the advertised tea list (see below) and devoured another red velvet cupcake while I chatted with the barista. She gave me the dish on the cupcake movement in Lisbon and her journey from São Paulo to Lisbon, a one way trip a lot of Brazilians are making these days.  Several minutes of conversation and two cupcakes later, I headed back out for dinner and drinks with two cookies ‘n’ cream cupcakes to go…

Inside Tease Bakery, Lisbon Portugal

Inside Tease Bakery, Lisbon, Portugal

If you find yourself in Lisbon and in the mood for a little tease, head on over to Tease for a sweet treat.  And while you’re in the Bairro area, make a stop at Cinco Lounge, a lounge with the same owners that boasts an extensive and eclectic cocktail list.  I didn’t make it to Cinco Lounge on this trip to Lisbon, but next time I’ll be sure to try the Green Destiny (kiwi, cucumber, vodka and apple juice) and the Milly Vanilly (a premium mojito spiked with champagne) among others. Sounds refreshing, no?

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7 Responses to “A Tasty Tease in Lisbon”

  1. Brenda Boitson Says:

    Congratulations in winning the Women on their Way contest! I look forward to hearing more from you. I’m also a winner-I hope we may connect!

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  2. Fly Girl Says:

    OOh, this is laso my weakness. I’m very tempted to go to my local gourmet cupcake shop and plunk down $6 for a red velvet cupcake. I was just listenting to a CD by Lisbon native Sara Tavares while I read this so this is truly sign!

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  3. April Thompson Says:

    Yes, it absolutely does. I really enjoyed the area, day and night and can’t wait to make it back to Lisbon to explore some more!

    Reply

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