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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” (46 reviews)
“scones” (109 reviews)
“panini” (58 reviews)
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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 3 days ago via mobile

For 7 days I spent in Portugal visiting various cities, and eaten in different places. This place definitely is my favorite. Very kind staff, beautiful and relaxed ambience. The food was great and the prices are acceptable. So if I come again, I'm definitely coming...More

Thank Mirsad A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you don't have breakfast at your hotel, you should go to Saudade. There is helpful and nice service. You can choose breakfast menu or take only coffee or what you want. It's not maybe the cheapest place to eat breakfast, but I bet you...More

Thank Curious821884
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped and enjoy cake and milkshake, my favourite place in Sintra. Is close to the train & bus station, good food and good service

Thank Emma C
Reviewed 1 week ago

My favourite cafe in Sintra. The satff is always nice and the food is delicious. Finding a table could be hard as the Saudade is very popular and in a busy location.

Thank Antonia B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t miss Saudade if you are in Sintra! It is full of lively Portuguese atmosphere and the food is delicious. The cappuccino is larger than usual and it is yummy. The menu is casual with lots of pastry to choose from, and features entrees like...More

Thank Jean W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the location of Saudade, just steps from the train station. It's a beautifully restored home. with lots of nooks and crannies if you want a little more privacy. Coffee was excellent and deserts were good. I felt bad for the servers who could have...More

Thank DotfromCanada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Saudade coffee is delicious and the pastel de nata are perfect! Really lovely service and cute decor - would definitely recommend!

Thank Kirsten O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When returning to the train station from our visit to Pena Palace, one of the locals suggested we eat at Saudade. It was a wonderful suggestion. Very interesting cafe with an awesome bakery. Perfect find!

Thank wernertnt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this cafe on our way down from the train station and popped in for a coffee before exploring the beautiful town . Fabulous friendly service -I was reading about the history of this cafe in the menu and the waitress invited me...More

Thank visit09
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great little pit stop on the way or from the train station. I went back a couple of times for cake! Really lovely staff and good and varied menu.

Thank CK00273
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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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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