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cafe A Piriquita

Rua Padarias 1/7, Sintra 2710-603, Portugal
+351 21 923 0626
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Ranked #9 of 174 Restaurants in Sintra
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $10
Hours:
Thu - Tue 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery
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English first
Miami, Florida
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128 reviews 128 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Crowded, slow (and not the nicest) service and deliciously amazing pastries and coffee. A traditional Portuguese establishment that was able to withstand time and tourists. If you want the famous "travesseiros of Sintra" try them at this place. So many good options of sweets (especially egg-based) that it was hard to try just one.

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UK
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99 reviews 99 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We discovered this café/cake shop by chance. Staff were helpful and friendly, cakes and pastries were delicious and prices were great (3 people each had a drink, toasted sandwich and small pasty for less than £10!). Would recommend this place for a drink, snack or lunch.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We dropped in to this restaurant on our way to Sintra. We thoroughly enjoyed the snacks of offer. One must try its travesseiro and queijada. Our guide suggested us to try out these dishes and we really liked it. It sells a variety of local delicacies and if you are in the vicinity, you must drop in to this little... More 

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massachusetts
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169 reviews 169 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Took my friends here for the famous Sintra sweet cakes.Always busy and a chaotic charm when full but not to be missed when visiting Sintra! Friendly and smiling staff, inexpensive and excellent. Take a small bag of goodies home!

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Ok the place is not the best, the timing for table or to be served is a lot... but is worth the waiting for the "travesseiros". This typical Sintra sweet cakes are just amazing. Ask two with a coffee... you'll love it!

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Gibraltar
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We went twice to this cafe and both times were impressed. I am not a regular cake eater but the just made almond and egg pastries and the "queisadas" were to die for. Prices are very reasonable and do pick up a number when you go in as there is always a queue.

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San Francisco, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

in my opinion the pastries here tasted better than the belem pasteis. Loved the 2 that are special to the piriquita.

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London
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The coffe shop is always busy! Sometimes let down by staff! But do overcome all of this, because you will not get better travesseiro de sintra than here! The best sweet speciality of the region!

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Japan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We enjoyed caffe with Queijada and Traveseiro. That is suitable for suivenir, 4.5Euro for 6 pieces pack.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Pastelaria Periquita is supposedly where travesseiros were invented. But after tasting it, we are a bit... disappointed.. Could be due to expectation. The pastry sounsd so much like Dutch xmas amandelstaaf, which i love. But when tasting the travesseiros, they are not as almond-y... Well the pastry itself is nicely flaky and crispy, but still felt something missing and not... More 

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Address: Rua Padarias 1/7, Sintra 2710-603, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 923 0626
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Sintra Municipality  >  Sintra
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
Cuisine: Dessert

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