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cafe A Piriquita

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Rua Padarias 1/7, Sintra 2710-603, Portugal
+351 21 923 0626
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice café

This small coffee shop is a must stop over for a quick break. Of course you should try some of the delicious pastries, pasteis de nata, queijadas and the house special "travesseiros" . Can be very busy but worth the wait! Delicious sweet treat!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Roberto V
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Delivery
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This small coffee shop is a must stop over for a quick break. Of course you should try some of the delicious pastries, pasteis de nata, queijadas and the house special "travesseiros" . Can be very busy but worth the wait! Delicious sweet treat!

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Lisbon, Portugal
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36 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The hot chocolate is just delicious, very soft and thick. The cakes are great and so fresh, specially the "travesseiros de sintra" with egg sweet. To repeat for sure. The city is gorgeous and very romantic. Ideal for a date.

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

One of the oldest pastry shops in Sintra. Located in the very heart of the village, ideal for a delicious breakfast or an afternoon tea. I recommend the Queixadas and Travesseiros de Sintra, the typical pastries from the village! They are homemade and absolutely delicious!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Do not miss the Travesseiros but buy them at the counter and eat them strawing through the nice streets of Sintra

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London
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Recommended to us as the best cafe to visit by the lady working in Sintra's charming Post Office. She was right! Warm and friendly service, spotlessly clean, wonderful warm local pastries and great value for money.

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Sintra, Portugal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Travesseiro is a triditional pastry in Portugal and the "Piriquita" is the place to try it. While it can be served in any pastry house in Portugal, the best place to taste it is here. The place is usually overcrowded but there is a second "Piriquita" on the top of the same street where you can eventually check if the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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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67 helpful votes 67 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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Padarias 1/7, Sintra 2710-603, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Sintra Municipality  >  Sintra
  • Phone Number: +351 21 923 0626

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: Dessert

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?