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“popular haunt, overlooking the sea” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Barreirinha Bar Cafe

Barreirinha Bar Cafe
Largo de Soccorro | 9060-291 Santa Maria Maior, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
291627418
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Ranked #1 of 10 Dessert in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $8
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Clare, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“popular haunt, overlooking the sea”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Most of the clientele are youthful locals who inhabit the tables opposite, overlooking the sea .The bar is just outside the Old Town so tourists are in the minority. It is run by three brothers of about 30, who are always very welcoming, producing the best ponchas, with great care, so a stroll up to the bar makes for excellent post supper excercise with a a fine nightcap! During the day their pastel de nata's go wonderfully well with the poncha!

Visited February 2013
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Lovely little unspoilt spot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

We came across this lovely little cafe/bar by chance late one sunny afternoon last week.

It is a tiny cafe but has tables and chairs across the road on the cliff, overlooking the sea. Lovely, local atmosphere; very reasonably priced drinks and food - delicious local Poncha. There was also jazz being played when we were there which added to the relaxed feeling.

We will definitely go back to this great little place when we are next in Funchal

Visited February 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“What a great little place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Ideally situated on a corner with seating/tables across the road overlooking the sea and with an great but distant view of the harbour this little cafe is just the place to while away a few hours reading, talking or just taking in the sunshine.
If you are a resident of Quinta Bela sao Tiago come out of the hotel''s doors turn right then right again down a steep slope and the cafe is at the bottom of the hill on the left hand side.
The service is always excellent and friendly and the food is just right for a cafe of this size.
It's just a great little place!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Preston, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“great coffee”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

you can get a wonderful coffee and pastal de nata at this little coffee shop/bar and the view from the little tables set across the street are fantastic. It is also a lot less for a coffee here then in the centre of Funchal and pleasanter

Visited November 2012
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Hamburg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice for sunset drink”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Nice small bar at the old town with direct view to the sea. Enjoyed sunset drinks for small money. sometimes live music. Not only tourists, mostly visited by locals.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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