earlymeans cedo, as in ahead of time, a fruit or a vegetable that apears before most others of its type. Earliesare exactly these raw pioneers, punchy in flavour, marking our life throughout the year, every year. This is EARLY motto and mission: to bring to the table the best ingredients, every season and let them speak for themselves from early-breakfast to lunch, from brunch to afternoon snacks.
Founded and imagined by the two maverick siblings behind ROSA ET AL Townhouse in Porto and BED & BRUNCH COLLECTION hotelier services brand – PATRÍCIA SOUSA and EMANUEL DE SOUSA –, EARLY Cedofeita is located at Rua dos Bragas, 374 – in the most trendy neighbourhood in Porto, Cedofeita. Imagined on the premises of creating unique spaces for people to enjoy amazing coffee and food, EARLY, once a two siblings team, is now the most visible statement of a collection of talented artisans making food from scratch, by hand, with a focus on the highest quality organic ingredients and locally sourced produce, served to you by the friendliest and most knowledge people around.
The recently inaugurated speciality coffee shop and eatery designed by EMANUEL DE SOUSA rehabilitated the old bookstore CONTRASTE and infused the old retro mahogany interiors with a collection of mix match vintage and new design pieces to create a contemporary world-class welcoming space form sunrise to sunset.
The old vault, used to store government bonds, is now a bronze-mirrored salle privée, offering a 360º infinite perspective, perfect for intimate gatherings up to 6 people. The airy main dining room mahogany walls are paired with white and black marble custom-made tables, chairs by by Friso Kramer and Wim Rietveld (1950s), Rodney Kingsman (1972) and John Green (2017) and a series of twentieth century vintage lamps. The old bookshop vitrines were revamped as the perfect spot to be by yourself overlooking the street movement under the sun while enjoying a cuppa of coffee.
Coffee is a huge part of EARLY, after all what is better than coffee to start off your day, wrap up your meal or pair with a pastry. EARLY Cedofeita uses a ROCKET R-9 Expresso Machine and speciality beans from local roasters, including Porto-based VERNAZZA COFFEE ROASTERS.
EARLY offers an array of freshly baked sourdough breads, a variety of cakes and viennoiseries(all available to pre-order and take home), each crafted by hand, daily, with the highest quality ingredients. Each week, EARLY presents a brand new list of weekly specials including meat, fish and vegetarian options with some of the best produce of the season.
EARLY Cedofeita is part of BED & BRUNCH COLLECTION.