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cafe A Piriquita

Rua Padarias 1/7, Sintra 2710-603, Portugal
+351 21 923 0626
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Ranked #7 of 170 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

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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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Great atmosphere with good and friendly staff. We had coffee, "Travesseiro, Queijada, Egg Tart, and Pastel da Cruz Alta."

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Singapore
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Was recommended by our guide, Fabio Mendes from Yellowcab TT Tours, to stop by this shop to try out their local pastries. Totally worth the stop - delicious!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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112 reviews 112 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We were brought here by a friendly local. He told us this is the best place to taste different kinds of snacks. Let's call it 'backery tapas'. We stared into the glass counters and choose based on the (english!) explanation of the waitress. Started with a ham & cheese sort of breadroll, which they warm up if you want. Then... More 

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Vina del Mar, Chile
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is the most famous coffee place in Sintra. The pastries "travesseiros" are delicious and very traditional. The place itself is very nice and you can find both locals and tourists enjoying a travesseiro.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Onde of the most knowns places in sintra. The cakes are amazing . Its dificult to do a diet in sintra. But the people that work in piriquita are not polite and dont smile

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Manila, Philippines
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507 reviews 507 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We enjoyed the local sweets here during a break from seeing the castles. Portuguese pastries are delicious! It was crowded but we were served quickly. We picked out our little cakes and pastries from the counter and it was brought to our table. Pastel de Nata is a Portuguese staple. We had something with almonds which was good. Also, a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Freshly prepared pasteries, sandwiches, juices, coffee etc in a genuine environment in the city centre. A good place to start the day or have a coffee-break!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

What an amazing taste have those Traveiseirros! Warm to lukewarm with some good coffee on the side. Quick service, not crowded at the counter all three times I was there.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Piriquita is a tradicional bakery in sintra. You can taste the tradicional cakes there. The cakes are very nice but the people that work there are rude and not polite

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Additional Information about cafe A Piriquita

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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