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Chaussee de Charleroi 196, Saint-Gilles, Brussels 1060, Belgium
+32 2 539 00 19
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“pastry” (7 reviews)
“pastel de nata” (16 reviews)
“speculoos” (4 reviews)
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Chaussee de Charleroi 196, Saint-Gilles, Brussels 1060, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank Richardt H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

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

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!

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.

Thank Manuela O
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

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!

Thank Bellylou
Reviewed 20 January 2018

If you feel like a breakfast or a coffee/tea break, Forcado can offer you a nice sweet break with a variety of Pastéis de nata (vanilla cream, chocolate cream, coconut, lemon, etc.). My favorite are the ones filled with vanilla cream, so the regular pastéis...More

Thank Sofialamariposa
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Always wanted to go to a Portuguese cafe because i miss drinking Portuguese coffee and the general atmosphere of the Pastelarias in Portugal. So i was looking forward to go to this one. It was already afternoon so i ordered a half-milk or meia de...More

Thank yurien14
joaquim b, Owner at Forcado, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Dear yurien14, Thank you for your review and feedback. Something must have gone wrong as we are known for our qualitative coffee. We always use the highest quality of Camelo (famous portuguese brand) and indeed are familiar with Portuguese coffee styles. Moreover, if you ordered...More

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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
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
  • E-mail
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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