Who would have thought that Porto is bigger on the coffee scene than Lisbon! The northern capital seems to be on point with everything hip and cool, and the people in the specialty coffee scene are positive that this is just the beginning of something great. Due to Porto's compact size, it is relatively easy to do a cafe-hopping tour if you're short on time. If not, pick a different cafe for breakfast and lunch every day.
While Portugal might not be known for its speciality coffee scene, and most Portuguese still prefer to drink their coffee as cheap as possible and foam the milk in their cappuccino to resemble clouds, fear not! You can find delicious coffee and spend your day chilling in a sleek cafe in Lisbon if you know where to go.
Ria Formosa Nature Park is one right next to Faro, and definitely worth a visit for a nice half day trip.
Faro might be a bit overlooked as a travel destination in Algarve, Portugal; it does, however, make a neat destination for a (half) day trip, or a base to adventure from.
Berlin has enough awesome cafes to last for a longer adventure! Here is the second part of my caffeine-fuel pitstops in the hipster mecca of Germany.
One can spend weeks in Berlin, (partying away and) drinking coffee at various specialty coffee shops. Here are my first 5 suggestions for getting properly caffeinated in Berlin.