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Confeitaria Nacional

#241 of 2,582 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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53 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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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201 reviews 201 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I came here to have a bite to eat while my friend checked in to the hotel. It's a bit confusing when you walk in but I was warmly greeted by a waiter whom I told I would like to have lunch. He got me seated and took my order. I'm glad I read the reviews on here because I... More 

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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

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