Pasteis de Belem

Address: Rua de Belem 84, Lisbon, 1300 – 085, Portugal
Telephone: 21 363 8078

- Budget

4.2

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
4.4
90%
Service
3.9
90%
Food and drink
4.4
90%
Value for money
4.5
90%
Ambience
4
90%
Location
4.1
90%

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.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Culture vultures
  • First-time travellers
  • Foodies
  • Mature travellers
  • Sightseeing
  • History
  • Design and architecture

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