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Saudade

Avenida Doutor Miguel Bombarda 6, Sintra 2710-590, Portugal
+351 21 242 8804
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (49 reviews)
“scones” (120 reviews)
“panini” (62 reviews)
Opens in 16 min
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Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Avenida Doutor Miguel Bombarda 6, Sintra 2710-590, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went here for breakfast on the recommendation of our hotel, and had we known of it sooner we probably would have come here for the previous day's breakfast and lunch. They have a good range of options whether you just want a snack of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Miller1036
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there twice with my partners. Unlike other places in Sintra it has soy milk. The ambiance is nice. The sweets are overly sweet as it has been our experience in Lisbon and Sintra. Unlike another pastry shop in Sintra, this had sweets that...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank gastroparesis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had salad with sardines and coffee with a piece of chocolate cake. With the salad I had a Cafe Saudade Dubbel. My wife had a scone and tea. It was all very good. And the atmosphere is great.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jayc427
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

We ate breakfast here for 3 days while staying at the Chalet Saudade around the corner. It was amazing food: pastries, yogurt and berries, cheese, meats, fresh bread, hard boiled egg, and tomato and hot drink of choice. Inside is very eclectic, with different chairs...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank itterbit
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

This was a great find. We happened to stumble upon finding this nice cafe and it was wonderful. The yogurt parfait was fantastic as well as the quiche. Friendly service and all spoke excellent English.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Randall N
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Wow- this is a town favorite for locals and tourists alike. It is 1 block from train station- so convenient for breakfast and lunch. Over 3 days, we ate here 4 times and food was wonderful, plentiful, nutritious, and beautifully presented. And great coffee choices....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank KAP245
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed breakfast and lunch here in the unique cafe. Staff were friendly, nice setting and great location. Were very accommodating with my gluten Free dietary needs which were perfect. The full blown English breakfast was amazing and filled us up for hours. Stayed at...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank kimlovesjaws
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Multiple rooms; artwork; interesting history and very good food. This cafe is definitely worth finding. It is close to the station on the way to the National palace. It used to be a bakery and one of the side rooms has the old containers for...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SanDiegobased
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

We choose the fixed breakfast option...included yogurt/granola, coffee, toast and a Portuguese tart. Huge serve of toast with jam and best tart we’ve eaten in Portugal. Accomodating friendly service and really fast

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank PollyC91
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Fab coffee and cakes. Best ever! Worth finding. We got off the bus from the hop on off service and took the 11 minute walk to the cafe. Well worth it. Shame we return to Scotland tomorrow or we would have come back!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mint a
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Gagan K
18 July 2018|
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Response from Sapsford R | Reviewed this property |
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camillePointPleasant
8 March 2018|
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Response from scotty23 | Reviewed this property |
Hard to say-- they are typically open on Sundays, but Easter in a predominantly Catholic country is another question entirely - Sorry!
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Alohapiapia
6 December 2017|
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Response from Luís P | Property representative |
Dear Alhoapiapia We are open on Dec 31, 2017 from 8pm to 4pm Yes, we serve ligth meals. Soap, Quiche, salads, toasted sandwiches, etc etc Thanks Luís Pereira manager
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Street Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 19:00
Monday
08:30 - 19:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 19:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 19:00
Thursday
08:30 - 19:00
Friday
08:30 - 19:00
Saturday
08:30 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Doutor Miguel Bombarda 6, Sintra 2710-590, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Sintra Municipality  >  Sintra
  • Phone Number: +351 21 242 8804
  • E-mail
Description
Where Cafe Saudade now stands, there used to be housed the historical Queijadas da Mathilde cheesecake factory from 1888 to 1974.These queijadas de Sintra (cheesecakes) were a favorite of King Ferdinand II (who restored the Pena Palace). During the 3rd quarter of the 19th century, the king gave the factory founder a stamp marked Mathilde, to brand the cheesecakes bound for the royal family.The Cafe Saudade was restored and preserved over a year long renovation in 2008 and opened in the summer of 2009. Recycled and regional materials and resources were used to create an environment that authentic. We pride ourselves for this and and for the fact that our team offers the best service they can.The spaces of the old cheesecake factory are today a cultural reference in Sintra's recent historical background. Its preservation allows us a glimpse into the ancient manufacturing process of the typical queijada de Sintra.Wander through the "Saudade Labyrinth" and fall in love with Sintra. Visit our Art Gallery and explore the various rooms with pieces of furniture that we restored with love and care, and in which we have handcrafts for sale. We host literary gatherings, jazz and fado concerts, and other cultural activities.
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