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Cafe Santa Cruz

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Praca 8 de Maio, Coimbra 3000-300, Portugal
+351 239 833 617
07:00 - 02:00
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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Café in a most lovely and ancient setting – part of the old monastery. There are lofty ceilings with roof bosses matching those in the monastery itself, a stained glass window, and mirrored doors in the walls. Ancient uniformed retainers provide service which is generally good. It's obviously something of an arts centre as well. We had coffee and the... More 

Thank hoteljunkie99
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

This is a nice cafe in an old church. The interior is beautiful. Prices are just a little bit higher than you would find in other cafes, but not over priced. There are not many choices if you are looking for sweets, but they have sandwiches, toasts and snacks. As this is one of those old cafes where staff have... More 

Thank Paulo P
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

من أقدم المقاهي في مدينة كويمبرا و له طابع خاص ، يقدم المشروبات الساخنه و الباردة ذو جلسه عصرية جميله The oldest cafes in the city of Coimbra and has a special character, offers cold and hot beverages with modern sitting pretty

Thank smbtek79 w
Coimbra, Portugal
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The cafe has been in business since the 1920's but the building is over 500 years old! The chairs, interior, ceiling, and feeling is amazing. Sit outside or inside and you will be able feel the history of those that were sitting in the leather chairs and sending their dreams, wishes and prayers to God. I loved having coffee and... More 

Thank PresentMonkey
Leiden, The Netherlands
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129 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The building is the main asset of this place. This is an awesome site worth a visit. The food itself was good but nothing fancy.

Thank Kelilans
Lisbon District, Portugal
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Great central location, lovely building, wonderful evocative interior, friendly staff, so, recommended for a quality atmosphere. However, my two complaints are quite major: 1. the gents toilet (which opens directly into the main restaurant area) stunk and needed a good clean and freshen up. 2 quality of snack was poor (soggy, greasy partially cooked toasted sandwich) Why do so many... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Tasty cakes and friendly staff, a nice place to enjoy your travel book and watch people and calm down, rest your feet and toast for life as a traveler. At night you may enjoy poetry, films even Fado in this national monument from 1921.

Thank trygveb935
Agia Paraskevi, Greece
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201 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We went there for a coffee and to see the internal decoration. It reminded other times, with black wooden furnitures, stained-glass windows and round tables from marble.Service was and price normal.

Thank kdeli
Chicago, Illinois
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143 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent location and is probably fantastic place to chill out on the nice weather. Today is heavy rain and is only a good shelter from the rain. Everybody including waiters are sluggish. House White wine is just average and I tried a brown beer "super bock" Abadia. Liked it.

Thank mirdob
Haymarket, Virginia
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122 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for sandwiches but was impressed by the awesome service. It was 1500 hours so it was between meals so only sandwiches were available. I had a fine ham and cheese croissant. Great views and the beer was fine.

Thank tom m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, Portuguese
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praca 8 de Maio, Coimbra 3000-300, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Coimbra District  >  Coimbra
  • Phone Number: +351 239 833 617

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?