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“perfect start for your day”
Review of Saudade

Saudade
Ranked #7 of 296 Restaurants in Sintra
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$22
Cuisines: Cafe, Soups
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 27 August 2017

As part of our stay in the Saudade guesthouse we were directed here to have our breakfast. This is a lively cheerful place with ever so friendly service. The place is decorated on all sides with local ceramic art pieces and a wonderful ceiling. The breakfast itself is huge with a wide variety of Portuguese delights. We were stuffed at the end, perfectly prepared for a long day in the surrounding castles of the area.
What a great start!

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Thank Avi S
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We loved espanholas with local bread. The café saudade was a treat. Great place. It is a charming place with cute decorations.

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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

With our stay in the Saudade guesthouse we had the breakfast included...and walked to this special place...expected a tourist minimum breakfast but got an all out superb start.
Looking at the dynamics of this place: it's a brunch experience, needless to say no more: great!

Thank Marco P
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We had our breakfast here. It was delicious and the prices were ok, but the best thing of the breakfast was the CUBAN WAITER. The most friendly and polite serviceperson we had during our holiday. He also spoke german.
All in all a very nice stay!

Danke vielmals

Thank SebastianW3471
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This is a nice cafe-restaurant in Sintra near the railway station. They have different sandwiches, paninis and snacks. I suggest salmon panini Omega 3.

Thank Ukleba
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