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Chaussee de Charleroi 196, Saint-Gilles, Brussels 1060, Belgium
+32 2 539 00 19
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  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
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“pastel de nata” (16 reviews)
“pastry” (7 reviews)
“cakes” (6 reviews)
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Chaussee de Charleroi 196, Saint-Gilles, Brussels 1060, Belgium
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have tried to find better ones but that's proven useless. Their classic pasteis hit all the right marks: crispy buttery flakiness, rich gooey cream with perfect consistency. The service is always kind and the back room café a nice place to hang around.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LaureBxl739
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love a good Portuguese tart - when I randomly saw this place written about in Brussels I knew I had to make a stop here. Good thing I was planning on going to the Horta museum anyway, and this is right down the street!...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank vichy
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Waiting for Museum Horta to open we sat down here and enjoyed some very tasteful cakes together with a good cup of coffee. Lovely place

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Richardt H
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This is the place to eat or to buy Portuguese Bakery in Brussels. About as good as in Belem / Lisbon. But here it is served cold. So you better buy it to take away and put it in the hoven for a couple of...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank patrickglowic
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Truly, this was a chance encounter. We'd just left the wonderful Horta Museum on the same street, and there it was, Forcado. I'd passed this by on the tram many times, and couldn't resist stepping inside. And - perfect for us and our house guests...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank AvuncularAmerican
Reviewed 17 June 2018

This is a perfect place to stop for a tea and a sweet pastei de nata before the visit to Horta's museum. The place has many types of the sweet pastries, ranging from the traditional pastei de nata to a Belgium twist - pastei de...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Kotryna E
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Very nice place to stop for a cup of coffee or tea! They specialize in pasteis, the Portuguese pastry but the add a little twist by adding some interesting flavors! I had the classic, the praline and the lemon! They were all delicious!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank CoVdW186
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Scrumptious pastel de nata, good coffee and cappuccino, good assortment and variety of pastries and very kind and nice staff. The place itself is very neat and pretty. Open on Sundays. Will def go back.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank ophelinhap
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

I noticed the place but never went in until today. I had a tea and a typical Lisbon pastry. It was really great: very tasty! Really a place to go! Not very expensive in absolute terms but the small pastry was a but expensive considering...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank jamesequity
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Stumbled on this place by accident, but so glad we did! Perfect and authentic Portuguese nata and great coffee, served with a huge serving of authentic Portuguese hospitality. We were made to feel so welcome and the food was spot on! Seek this place out!

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Bellylou
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
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10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chaussee de Charleroi 196, Saint-Gilles, Brussels 1060, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels  >  Saint-Gilles
  • Phone Number: +32 2 539 00 19
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Pastelaria Portuguesa - Passionate about pasteis! We offer a wide range of authentic, hand-made Portuguese pastries: from the classics to the seasonal and some gluten and/or lactose free specialities. Come by and try some of our authentic Portuguese pastry, jam, port, wine or olive oil, to take-away or eat in our cosy tea-room.
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