Pasteis de Belem
Rua de Belem 84, Lisbon, 1300 – 085
- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Culture vultures, First-time travellers, Foodies, Mature travellers, Design and architecture, History, Sightseeing
Expert review of Pasteis de Belem
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.
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.
The pastel de nata, obviously. The coffee is also very good here.
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.
The staff are always rushed off their feet but still very pleasant.
In Belem, next door to the Jernimos Monastery.
Most of the cakes and pasteries are around 90 cents.
More information on Pasteis de Belem:
- Price guide:
- Rua de Belem 84, Lisbon, 1300 – 085
- 21 363 8078
- Opening times:
- Daily 8am–11pm (midnight in the Summer months.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not necessary
- Free tags / Keywords:
- jeronimos monastery, pastel de nata