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Confeitaria Nacional

#243 of 2,722 Places to Eat in Lisbon
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Dessert, Portuguese
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Praca da Figueira, 18B, Lisbon 1100-241, Portugal
+351 213243000
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8:00 am - 8:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 295
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  • 252
    Very good
  • 75
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice looking confeitaria

Nice looking confeitaria with a traditional interior but small so I guess it will be very crowded from time to time. No problems with the service, we ordered Pasteis de Nata to take-away. Heat them up a little before eating, they will taste better warm

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
Bert W
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Doetinchem, The Netherlands
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Penang, Malaysia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

A superb old world coffee shop and restaurant, founded 1829. Lovely engraved glass and tile details, an ornate curving staircase, a vast selection of biscuits, cakes and pastries, superb own brand coffee, too much temptation by far ! Add to that, a very pleasant and helpful staff and a lovely location, on the Praca da Figueida with fountains; be transported... More 

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UK
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69 reviews 69 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The title says it all! We sampled pasties everywhere we went and never ate one as good as the several we had at the Confeitaria Nacionale - and this both recently and a year ago. Melt-in-your-mouth flaky pastry filled with succulent custard in both sizes of tarts. coffee excellent too! Forget other claims to be the best - eat your... More 

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Doetinchem, The Netherlands
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116 reviews 116 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Nice looking confeitaria with a traditional interior but small so I guess it will be very crowded from time to time. No problems with the service, we ordered Pasteis de Nata to take-away. Heat them up a little before eating, they will taste better warm

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

Discovered this cake shop from a book in our hotel room highlighting that it has been open since the 1800s. Felt it rude not to visit. I had a pastry tart topped with coconut, my wife had a slice of chocolate cake topped with shiny ganache. Both were delicious and at E3.75 the price was ridiculously low. Situated in between... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This place is very touristy but thats because of the location and reputation in all the guide books. The counter staff is old school all the way and they will chat with you even when its crazy busy. There are very good Natas all over Lisbon and this might not be the best but they are tasty and the atmosphere... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Went here for breakfast 3 days in a row for their Portuguese tarts. Incredible location, great food, low prices. Go here at least once!

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Petaluma, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is the BEST place I have ever been for quality and value in high-calorie sweets. There's coffee, candy and cookies, pastries, and an upstairs restaurant. They have been in biz since 1829 so the are doing a lot of things correctly! It seems they charge a uniform 1.25 E for every pastry regardless of complexity and that includes putting... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is one those places that you can't miss. It was founded in the 18th century and preserves its original design. If you like Portuguese cakes and sweets, this will be a temptation. Service is great, and they really make an effort to understand and speak several languages - a tricky thing when explaining recipes. A good advice: You can... More 

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Top Contributor
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66 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A great place for patisserie in Lisbon. Also this place is known for introucing the "Bolo Rei" a traditional, christmas cake. In the upper floor they also serve meals (á-lá-carte or buffet). The dining room itself is quite nice and worth the visit for the meal.

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Dublin, Ireland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We came in here for a break from the heat on Praca Figueira for a coffee, cake and rest. Having come from Pastéis de Belém earlier in the day and tried nice places like Cafe Benard in previous days, I'd have to say I was expecting better. Coffee was good, cakes were average. Unfortunately, this being Lisbon, 'average cakes' means... More 

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Additional Information about Confeitaria Nacional

Address: Praca da Figueira, 18B, Lisbon 1100-241, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 213243000
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 am
Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 am
Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 am
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 am
Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 am
Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 8:00 am
Cuisine: Dessert, Portuguese

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Praca da Figueira, 18B, Lisbon 1100-241, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
  • Phone Number: +351 213243000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dessert, Portuguese
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 am

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