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Confeitaria Nacional

Praca da Figueira, 18B, Lisbon 1100-241, Portugal (Baixa)
+351 213243000
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Ranked #224 of 2,222 restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Dessert
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Baixa
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Baixa
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81% Recommend
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a great light lunch followed by delicious pastry desserts. Our waiter was very attentive and polite; his English wasn't great but his good service more than made up for it. Had we known, we'd have waited until about 12:30p and had lunch upstairs where they offer a buffet. The local woman sitting next to us was in the... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I had to pay a visit to the oldest patisserie of the city during my Portugues trip and I have been positively impressed. A bit confusing the process of ordering/take a table, probably to be reviewed but it was definitely compensated by the pastries and by the nice old fashioned atmosphere. A bit disappointing the latte they did, however my... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Great place for breakfast. Delicious pastry, great ambience, nice service, place looks great. Find 15 minutes and drop by!

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40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Following our enjoyable experience, I would recommend visiting this place for a breakfast coffee and pastry.

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Greetham, United Kingdom
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177 reviews 177 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Custard tarts are a way of life in Lisbon and in the interests of research we ate quite a few! The ones we ate here were delicious. So are the ones at Belem. I may need to return to Lisbon to check again which ones I like better! You won't be disappointed if you eat your custard tarts here!

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We dubbed this as 'not Betty's' referencing the famous Betty's in Harrogate UK. It had the same feel of a place that's been around for a long time doing good things well. Our first visit was for coffee, the second for coffee and cake, the third for lunch upstairs in the table service area, there is a self-service option. We... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
13 reviews 13 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This is definitely a nice place to visit. It has survived the years always as one of the top pastry places of the city. Its brand awareness is very strong. Still this same history deserves a little bit more respect by the people who work there. The service quality was quite low and public affluence cannot be an excuse. Slow... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

The setting interior was not great as we would have expected in a very old establishment. The coffee was lower quality than any other places we visited. Pastries were dried, not so good. Only the Pastel de Nate were a must.

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Seattle, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We came here several times while in Lisbon (our first visit was as part of a food tour). The Pastel de Nata (Portuguese custard tarts) here were very good, but, as others note, not as good as Pasteis de Belem. Here, they have a somewhat undercooked crust, particularly on the bottom. The gummy chewiness of the bottom crust makes it... More

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Astoria oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Looks like it might be a nice place. Service was slow, it was a work day not necessarily even moderately busy. Give this place a nod and a wave good bye. Return? Cannot think of a reason why. Recommend? Not really.

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