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cafe A Piriquita

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Dessert, Portuguese
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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Delivery

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  • 440
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  • 90
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  • 17
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent travesseiro and pastais de nata

Friendly service, tried the travesseiro a light pastry roll, delicious! Also had a pastais de nata, lovely! A bit of a queue in the place, but they have a ticket system so there's no room for queue jumpers!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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kunming
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Friendly service, tried the travesseiro a light pastry roll, delicious! Also had a pastais de nata, lovely! A bit of a queue in the place, but they have a ticket system so there's no room for queue jumpers!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Famous pastry from Sintra. It's highly caloric but here there are some of the best sweets that you will eat on your life. Try to vary and taste several of their specialities. If you can't eat all ask for take the rest with you.

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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I was advised by a Portuguese colleague that this was the best place to eat travesseiros and queijadas (both delicious pastries) and we weren't disappointed.

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Sydney, Australia
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45 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Get a taste of Sintra with their traditional cakes. Try a Queijada which is cheese and coconut filled in a hard, paper thin pastry and Travesseiro, a pillow of puff pastry filled with an eggy almond cream. All were still warm from the oven and did not disappoint the sweet tooth.

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Pozuelo de Alarcon, Spain
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The place was recommended by a local who owns a restaurant in Sintra. It was worth it!!! We waited for the place to open for breakfast; It is a historical place and is simple local food. Piriquita has the BEST pork cake(phyllo dough) I've ever had. Try both pork and chicken.

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Lisbon District, Portugal
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This cute little place does not let a person guess how amazing the cakes are! you will probably find a long queue of people waiting to be served but believe me, it is worth the wait. Great cakes and the place is an historical point in the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Nice place to fall in tentation, with the typicall "travesseiros de sintra" and "queijadas de sintra". The only con, for me, is the waiting times, since it's always hard to be served, many people waiting, due to the quality, but speacially due to the location. Recommended but you should compair the queijadas de sintra from Piriquita, with the ones from... More 

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Mission, Canada
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312 reviews 312 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A couple of locals suggested we stop here to try two of the local pastries....the one known as the pillow pastry and the other is a small tart with a sugar, cheese and cinnamon filling. Both were delicious with our coffees. We went around 6:15 in the evening, there was no line up and we were able to walk in... More 

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New Delhi, India
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152 reviews 152 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

You should taste a "travesseiro" is it a delicious sweet pastry unique of this place. The lemonade is real lemon, but be careful it is not sweetened, you have to do it yourself. They have also take-out

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Surrey
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25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Recommended by a local friend, this café offers first class Capuccino and strong hot chocolate in a small, old fashioned but typical environment. The highlight was the apple turnovers (Travesseiro). They were light and full of flavour - easily the best we have ever eaten. We both had two. The bill for 4 apple turnovers, coffee and hot chocolate was... More 

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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 10
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?