The centre of Funchal is a relaxed place. Houses and shops paint, or have an artist paint, their doors and you can read about that here.

The classic Madeira dishes are garlic bread and scabbard fish with banana. Prices vary but we found a great café, called Raiz Quadrada, that offered these classic dishes at almost half the price of many other places. The fish dish was only 8 EUR.

We sat outside.

But you can also sit upstairs inside where one of the tables looks out to the street.

The upstairs interior is cosy, with various bric-a-brac lining the walls.

The garlic bread and scabbard fish were excellent.

Our waitress, who looked a little bit like Wednesday Addams, was really friendly.

I’d definitely recommend a visit if you find yourself wandering the streets of Funchal. We only visited at lunchtime, but I can imagine the place has a cool vibe in the evenings.

Raiz Quadrada Café
Largo das Torneiras n. 6
9050-033 Funchal, Madeira

+351 291 224 213

07:30 – 02:00