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Confeitaria Nacional

#239 of 2,511 Restaurants 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
Most recent review
Pastries Reign

Old Style setting, they have been around for five generations, and pastries of all sort to tempt. Bolo Rei is their speciality as they bought it to Lisbon many, many years ago. It was surprisingly wonderful and became a craving.But we didn't meet a pastry we didn't like. Love the location and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
saek
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New York
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Old Style setting, they have been around for five generations, and pastries of all sort to tempt. Bolo Rei is their speciality as they bought it to Lisbon many, many years ago. It was surprisingly wonderful and became a craving.But we didn't meet a pastry we didn't like. Love the location and the staff is super nice. The coffee is... More 

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Milan, Italy
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

every time i visit Lisbon I must have a stop at the Confeitaria Nacional. It's absolutely a must for anyone who likes pastries. You'll find every type of Portuguese pasteis, Bolo do Rei, and other nice little pastries made of yolk and almonds. It's my favourite.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The most amazing pastry cafe I have ever been in my entire life! The shop decor has been design in a Victorian style, very elegant and adds to it old charm. The pastry selection offers traditional Portuguese freshly baked pastries. You can have an espresso right at the cafe or you can get a take away bag. The cafe also... More 

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is a great centrally located cafe where you can try high quality traditional Portuguese pastries )if you don't have time to go to Belem to try the famous pasteis the Belem, here you can find a very good counterpart). The service was very friendly and the prices affordable.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

nice place for a quick stop: good coffee, variety of desserts and some meal (salads, soup, toasts with fish). And a lot of things to buy as presents.

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St. Marys, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I feel wonderful whenever I walk into Nacional. The beautiful old cafe seems unchanged from last century and the desserts are divine. Hot chocolate, custard tarts, eclairs and mousse are always on the top of our list. Terrific place to go in Lisbon.

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Mersch, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We went there twice to have breakfast...very nice service...like u are used in those type of locations.The pastries are delicious....and the choice you have....I could look for abour half an hour on all those sweet pastries and cookies....

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Rio de Janeiro
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28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I guess there's no portuguese pastry the don't have. It's in the middle of Baixa, very touristy. You have your pastry take away on ground floor or go up to the nice antique saloon and have it there (with table service or note). If I may suggest, have a guardanapo (napkin, in portugues), which is a pão-de-ló square folded with... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I went there for a second visit on my birthday, because I thought I just had to have had bad luck the first time with it being so famous and all... Well I can tell you that it is simply overrated, the cakes have little taste and the service is slow! The only nice thing about it is the building... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This beautiful tea rooms is well worth a visit with it's olde world set-up. There is self service or table service available and the pastries / confectionary are supreme. The staff are very helpful and it is very busy which makes it a most enjoyable tea-room.

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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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