Guarany is the name of a tribe that once lived in the regions that we now know as Paraguai, Paraná and Uruguai. It lends it’s name to this recognized cafe in the city of Porto.
In 1994, Café Guarany started being managed by Agostinho Barrias, a well-known investor. While restoring the cafe, tradition was preserved: tables and chairs, lamps, marbles, steel and copper ornaments and many other objects remain the same and reproduce the characteristics of the original store.
Guarany embodies an ideal of cultural space. Proof of that are the Graça de Morais paintings on the walls, depicting the lives, hopes and anguishes of the amazon tribes.
Guarany wants to enter the future as an entity that is open to culture and community – and that’s exactly what you perceive when you go and have a coffee there!
On the 29th of January 1933, Café Guarany was remodelled by architect Rogerio de Azevedo, who worked in partnership with the sculptor Henrique Moreira who executed the high-relief sculptures in Indian marble, done with a high level of competence which only seasoned professionals can attain.
This space, better known as “the Cafe of Music”, stands out for having a peculiar ambience in which there is a fusion of tradition, good service and the artistic spirit which has shaped its activity.
A space of conviviality, family celebrations and culture, but also stage for political and social events, it has constantly had the job of adjusting and acclimatising to the evolution of social life and community habits, adjusting its services whilst maintaining a key feature which is so common in the city of Porto – the art of welcoming.
Products and Services
Coffee, restaurant and cultural events.
Parish: União das freguesias de Cedofeita, Santo Ildefonso, Sé, Miragaia, São Nicolau e Vitória
Address: Avenida dos Aliados 85/89 , 4000-066 Porto
Postal Code: 4000-066 Porto
Main activity: Restaurants, pubs, café and Hotels
Opening Year: 1933
Main Code of Economic Activity (CAE): 56301