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cafe A Piriquita

Rua das Padarias, Sintra, Portugal
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Ranked #6 of 151 restaurants in Sintra
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Dessert
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

We stooped by the bakery after the tour of palace DA Pena. We tried the chocolate, coco and the coconut pastry, all were delicious. Well worth the visit if in the area, the pastries were fresh and delicious, a lot better than the custard tarts we tried in bellam.

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Im not a huge fan of sweet things but these sweet pastry really are amazing. Travesseiro are one of the most famous food in Sintra and the place to try these is at Piriquita. You'll know when you're there because there is usually a lot of people crowding around the entrance. However if you pass these people, there are plenty... More

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NJ
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Went to the Cafe on recommendation of Rick Steve's book. Great place for small meal, pastry, etc. Service was terrific. Wife is sensitive to gluten and they made a plate of meat and cheese for her. Insisted and provided gratis their signature pastry. Very reasonably priced.

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Toronto
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275 reviews 275 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The specialty of the house, the almond filled Travesseiro are really wonderful. They have quite few tables to sit and enjoy them with a coffee. A must in Sintra

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Rio de Janeiro
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

It is a place to eat a sweet. Not a place to sit. Grab&eat. The traveseiros, a puff pastry with almonds filling. The best. You must try.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We went there because our curiosity of this café popularity. For me personally, I heard quite delicious pastries they have. I ordered queijadas (small pastry) and travesseiro (an OK size pastry :D) Both of them are delicious in my opinion and cost less than 2 euro. Both are sweet pastries. The interior and design could be better. In afternoon, the... More

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southern
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We were recommended to come here for the travesseiro dessert. We were strapped for time bought a takeaway. It was a very busy cafe - I was unsure about the queuing process until I watched some of the locals pulling out a ticket and would be served once your number comes up. I would recommend the travesseiro - its a... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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42 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

An essential Portuguese desert that needs to be tried when visiting the beautiful town of Sintra. Don't expect fantastic customer service but the wait is definitely well deserved as the deserts are fantastic. Make sure you try the Portuguese tart. Desert here costs €1.30 per tart Enjoy !

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

This is another of those places where you have to visit if you are in the area. The sweets selection is pretty good and the prices are reasonable. The only problem is that everyone else has the same idea and it is hard to get in on a weekend or holiday.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

On a cold and wet day recently we stopped for a light lunch at the Pastelaria Piriquita. It is situated close by to the National Palace in a lovely little street. It was warm and welcoming on that very cold day. The decor is pretty and the place is very clean. We had toasted sandwiches, sampled the local pastry, the... More

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