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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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8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Delivery

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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
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Very traditional pastry shop tucked in a narrow street but very accessible from Sintra centre. Delicious and affordable. A must go for every Sintra visiter.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Cascais, Portugal
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Very traditional pastry shop tucked in a narrow street but very accessible from Sintra centre. Delicious and affordable. A must go for every Sintra visiter.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Very nice pastries - they make the traditional ones every tourists will want to taste in Sintra, but there are loads more worth a shot. Usually they are so nice you'll want to order a second one straight away! Piriquita can get busy, but there is a 2nd one further up the street.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This shop is tucked into a side street, but definitely worth the visit. Their famous travesseiro pastries are amazingly out of this world - they're made fresh and are SO addictive.We went back to the store to buy some more to bring back with us. A must visit when in Sintra.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

As good as the travesseiros are.... This is probably the worst service I've ever seen. Two slowpokes for a hand full of tables.

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Algiers, Algeria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The café is crowded all the time, but you have to taste some portuguese specialities at least the Travesseiros

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

It is supposed to be a place to try the Travesseiro de Sintra and other local patisserie. However I am afraid to said that the quality was than average. I have tried many more Travesseiro before in local patisseries in Lisbon and the quality was much better and more fresh. Now if you try it here for the first time,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Traveseirros that make your mouth water....these flaky almond flavored pastries are what edible Sintra is known for and rightfully so. Translated to "pillows" the multiple layers of delicate crust make this a must try. I'd like to kidnap the baker and bring him/her home with me!

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Had a nice lunch break here while visiting Sintra. They have a pleasant outside terrace away from the crowds. We had a tuna filled pancake which was delicious and a toasted sandwich which was also good. With two glasses of Vinho Verdevp the bill was less than 10 euros so good value also. Although we didn't have any cakes the... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

When you visit Sintra, you really have to go and taste a “Travesseiro de Sintra”. Yes it´s a tourist thing to do, but if you like sweets, you have to try this typical regional desert. Ask one first and share it with your companion with a coffee or tea. If you like it (and you will) go and have another... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We had breakfest for two times, here, and I think we will return when possible. The «travesseiros» are excepcional, especially when hot from the oven. The service is good and the ambience is rustic and well placed in the center of Sintra, one of the most beautiful places in the world

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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 10
Cuisine: Dessert, Portuguese

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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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