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Confeitaria Nacional

#115 of 3,157 Places to Eat in Lisbon
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Neighborhood:
Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
European, Portuguese
As featured in Best Food in Lisbon
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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, Late Night, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 353
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  • 98
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  • 36
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  • 20
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great bakery

We visited this upmarket cafe / bakery twice due to its famous custard tarts (pastel de nata) that are among the best in the city.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Richard V
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London
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London
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197 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this upmarket cafe / bakery twice due to its famous custard tarts (pastel de nata) that are among the best in the city.

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Thank Richard V
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a traditional "pastry shop" in the middle of Lisbon, come here! We ate lunch upstairs - fairly simple, with a good dish of the day, plus a good choice of snacks and pastries. The sort of place where a mother and daughter would come. Obviously much busier downstairs, where people queue at the counter. We liked it!

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Thank harrier50
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is amazing, the view is great, the venue is amazing and the service is alright. When you are downstairs the service is great. Upstairs the serving might take a while, but it's totally worth it. The food is pretty amazing and the price for it is very good. I had the caesar salad and the mocca cake. I... More 

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Thank Geoffrey W
Pisa, Italy
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161 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful place, very elegant and very near to the center, good cakes...we have breakfast here many times...but nothing very special.

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Thank Patrizia M
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

A bit touristy bit cozy if not crowded. Big selections of pastries, cakes and chocolates. Great location. Very cheap and very fast service!

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Thank Ranko T
Christchurch, New Zealand
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108 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Had very nice Portuguese tarts here - on par with the Pastel de Belem. In addition, they also offer some very creative confection (see pictures). Coffee was decent, and I really don't know why there were people complaining about their "service". It's a CAFE! You order your coffee and pastry, you pay, then you take your food, voila. People behind... More 

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Ireland
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74 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

If you want to have a beautiful experience in Lisbon, visit Confeitaria Nacional on Praca da Figueira and enjoy a Pastel Nata with your coffee in a beautiful setting. A Pastel Nata is served hot, has a custard centre like Creme Caramel in a puff pastry cup. Very Portuguese. Very Lisbon.

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Coimbra, Portugal
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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Way overcrowded, way over rated. Ordered a "capilé" (ice coffee with Leon peel, according to the menu) and I was served a watery drink, tasting like sugar and with loads of ice. Paid twice what oyher places would charge. I am not coming back.

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Thank Rui N
Manchester
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a coffee and slice of King Cake (Christmas time only). Coffee was very good, cake good and with loads of old world charm.

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Lappeenranta, Finland
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Great selection of baked goods and hot beverages. It saved us on a chilly November day from feeling cold and hungry with delicious black tea. Pastéis de nata are great here, but otherwise you can choose anything from a great selection and be more than happy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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Staying in Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores

Neighborhood Profile
Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
A pending candidate to become a World Heritage Site, Lisbon's downtown (the "Baixa Pombalina", or simply "Baixa") is a perfect example of anti-earthquake construction, having been rebuilt following the 1755 earthquake by the famous Marquês de Pombal (hence its name). Its offer is vast: restaurants and cafes in Rossio and Restauradores, outlets and shops in the Áurea, Augusta, Prata and other famous streets, the imponent Praça do Comércio and its Arch, the luxury shops along the Avenida da Liberdade, this is the beating heart of the city center. The Baixa also grants easy access to trains leading to Sintra, the trams that go around the Castle hill, old neighborhoods or even take you to Belém, and Lisbon's traditional restaurants and cafes. Considering a visit to the Fashion and Design Museum (free entrance) and don't forget to try the famous liquor, "ginjinha"!