Traditional Wood-Fired Cooking with a Dutch-Mediterranean Touch


Cozinha de Bento is a family-owned and run coffee and lunch restaurant located in the beautiful mountains of Cape Verde. We feature homemade treats, drinks, tapas, and lunch, all served with our famous hospitality and a breathtaking view.

Terrace in Corda

Open Tuesday - Saturday

9:30am - 4:30pm

Find us On "The Old road" from Porto Novo to Ribeira grande  


Lovely food with different flavours and dishes than normal in Cabo Verde. We had couscous & homemade bread with local jam and cheese, and homemade apple pie as dessert, yum! With apples from the neighbour’s garden. The owners are very nice and shared some interesting stories about life in Cabo Verde. For good food and nice people, come here 🙂

The ownwers are very friendly and the food is homemade in the traditional way, with fresh and healthy ingredients. The environment is worth to be visited, we loved our lunch at Cozinha de Bento!

Panoramic view. Nice and friendly people. If you haven’t been here you will miss the best coffee of Cape Verde. We just couldn’t help ourselves to stop drinking latte macchiato! Make sure you aren’t missing out this lovely spot situated on the ruta da corda (which you shouldn’t miss anyway if you travel to Sante Antao)

We enjoyed delicious meals and pastries in the restaurant with an incredible Mountain View ! The food was made with love and very good ingredients ! Tasted so good 😛 The service was super friendly from the owners themselves . Love to come back 🙂

A nice place with very friendly service with excellent coffee. The menu card offers a big variation of all kind of drinks, especially the delicious capuchino with real milk foam, with without grogue. They serve also a big variation of tastful pastries. In short, a place to recommend!!

We serve traditional and internationally-inspired food and drinks made from fresh, local ingredients. Our sweets are freshly baked on premises, and whenever possible, Cozinha de Bento uses fruits, vegetables, and products right from our own community. We support our local farmers and family-run businesses.

We roast our own coffee on site!

Come over and see us – we’re waiting for you!

Cozinha de Bento


Santo Antão

Cape Verde

238 954 66 55

238 224 10 29