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Confeitaria Nacional

Praca da Figueira, 18B, Lisbon 1100-241, Portugal (Baixa)
+351 213243000
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Ranked #218 of 2,265 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Dessert
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Baixa
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Baixa
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Albufeira, Portugal
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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

CNN said that this is one of the best pastries in Europe. The famous "king-cake" that all the portuguese people eat in xmas/new year´s eve, entered in Portugal in the XVIII century thru this pastry, and it´s regarded still one of the best places to eat "king-cake", but this cake it´s only avaiable in December and January. On those months,... More

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Darmstadt, Germany
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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This place is really well- known, you ll find it in every guide, probably cause it's super old.. The atmosphere is quite cute, the espresso is superb ( but I think that's a Portuguese thing) . The pastries are not bad, however I've tried better in Lisbon.

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South Africa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Yes, this is a must on any trip to Lisbon but the great pastries and offerings are sadly let down by slow, unorganized service and employees with attitude. The coffees are definitely not the best and you if you don't ask for the quiche or cheese pastry to be warmed it comes cold to the table. I saw the staff... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 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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London
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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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70 reviews 70 reviews
66 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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Top Contributor
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49 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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185 reviews 185 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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