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Confeitaria Nacional

#11 of 41 Dessert in Lisbon
#246 of 2,662 Places to Eat in Lisbon
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Dessert, 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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Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Classic

The staff surely could use a dose of energy/excitement and the place would be a lot more lively. The decor is classic and beautiful. The sweets/pastries are delicious. Worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Miami, Florida
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Petaluma, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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13 reviews 13 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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61 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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New York, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I was here on a private tour of Lisbon and we ordered a large variety of pastries, all of which were absolutely delicious. The thing to order here is obviously the "pastel de nata", which were amazing. The crust was flaky and delicate and the custard was rich. But I got the impression that the majority of the pastries are... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This delightful little coffee and cake shop was a fantastic find. Ground level fantastic coffee and cakes . Upstairs nice lite meals are served. Staff friendly and attentive. Delightful

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Went here for a coffee and cake after an afternoon of shopping. It looked really inviting so we sat down upstairs where they offer table service. We might have cought them on a bad day but service was slow and the waiter, who was alone, looked like he was going to have a heart attack from all the stress. He... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Good cakes and coffee, but pretty bad service. The self-service on the first floor is probably a better choice. Recommend the pastel de nata, VERY tasty.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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160 reviews 160 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Ancient and famous confectionery, well located, very close to the starting point of touristical buses and tram. The food is very good but the staff is bored. I took a seat and have to wait for a long time until any of the attendants came to me. When I wanted to pay, I had to again wait for a long... More 

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Miami, Florida
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The staff surely could use a dose of energy/excitement and the place would be a lot more lively. The decor is classic and beautiful. The sweets/pastries are delicious. Worth a visit.

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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
  • Phone Number: +351 213243000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dessert, Portuguese

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