Pasteis de Belem

Price guide: Budget

Rua de Belem 84, Lisbon, 1300 – 085

Price guide: Budget

Pasteis de Belem

By Guyan Mitra, your Lisbon expert

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#20 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Lisbon
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.4
4.4
Ambience:
4
4.0
Service:
3.9
3.9
Location:
4.1
4.1
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Culture vultures, First-time travellers, Foodies, Mature travellers, Design and architecture, History, Sightseeing

Expert review of Pasteis de Belem

The best custard tarts in the world.

This old cafe has been serving the iconic Portuguese pastry, pastel de nata (custard tarts) to visitors who have come to see the neighbouring Belem monastery for over 150 years. It is world renowned for baking the best pastries, which are fall-apart-flakey on the outside and ooze sweet and sticky custard on the inside – a delicious treat that's not to be missed.

Food and drink: 

Beyond the excellent pastel de nata there's a whole range of freshly baked cakes, tarts and cookies. There are also some delicious marmalades and jams, which I always bring home as presents.

Recommended dishes: 

The pastel de nata, obviously. The coffee is also very good here.

Ambience: 

It's very much on the tourist trail, so you do get the bus loads of tour trips swarming the place. But first thing in the morning, you'll find there's more local traffic.

Service: 

The staff are always rushed off their feet but still very pleasant.

Location: 

In Belem, next door to the Jernimos Monastery.

Price advice: 

Most of the cakes and pasteries are around 90 cents.

More information on Pasteis de Belem:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Café
Food:
Portuguese
Address:
Rua de Belem 84, Lisbon, 1300 – 085
Telephone:
21 363 8078
Website:
http://www.pasteisdebelem.pt
Opening times:
Daily 8am–11pm (midnight in the Summer months.
Accepts Credit Cards:
No
Reservations:
Not necessary
Free tags / Keywords:
jeronimos monastery, pastel de nata

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