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Reviewed July 18, 2020 via mobile

Food was quite grassy and with lots of salt, so it was not very good at all. I understand that it may be a good cafe or have nice pastries but as a restaurant is not the best option

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed February 26, 2020 via mobile

We came upon this place by accident. Had the prai do dai, daily special for 5.50 euros for lunch. Staff spoke some English to tell us what we were ordering. We had soup of the day, choice of a main, choice of side dish potatoes..., fries or rice, choice of veggie and small salad and drink. It was lots of food. We sat outside which was covered patio on side street, not the Main Street. Highly recommend for quick , local food, lunch. Great value.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 23, 2020

Went to this Cafe for lunch with a friend. Ordered Octopus and steak, both were good. A lot of locals dine here.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed December 17, 2019 via mobile

We’ve been here twice so far on our trip. Lovely pastries and good food. Staff is friendly. Good value.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed September 18, 2019

We stopped in for lunch one afternoon. While lunch left something to be desired (we probably should have had traditional Azores fare) the cheesecake was amazing! We went back for dessert anther day - and of course, it was cheesecake!

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed July 12, 2019

Although people of Terceira is very kind, unfortunately I had a bad experience in this coffee with the girls of the morning service. Rude and unpleasant after 15 waiting a simple toast, when the coffee was empty. Smiling is free... My intention is to improve...the service, not to punish someone. Perhaps training in costumer service for employees or motivation for them, could be a solution. Thanks. MarioMore

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

We came to Alte Se Mar for past 3 nights to get coffee and some desserts. They do have various cheesecakes and the ones we had were very good. I had plain cheese cakes twice , the cheesecake with moraculo (passion fruit), a peanut butter...cheesecake too and they were all tasty, not too sweet . They were not very rich or filling, but goes well with the coffee with milk. I am not sure if it will taste different with espresso. The actuall cheese cake part is light, seemed made with heavy cream or maybe whipped cream, not at all the same as the cream cheese that is used in the US. The place is very clean, staff efficient and ambience is just perfect. Lots of locals and some students frequent the place. They do serve different food like hamburger, salads, but I came back for the cheesecake and coffee.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed February 9, 2019

You can tell when someone is passionate about their products and their service to guests. Ivan is passionate about it. We were a group of 6 Americans barreling into Alto Se one afternoon and Ivan was there to greet us, walk us through the menu,...chat about regional wines and basically have an all around good time. There were plenty of locals there (we were visiting in the winter, so not a lot of tourists), eating the daily plate - which I also had. General meat and potatoes of some kind with broccoli and a tomato soup, glass of wine included. Good and SO CHEAP (6 Euro). The rest of the group ordered off the menu and were not disappointed at all. They bake their bread fresh at the restaurant, so it was warm and delicious. Get a burger or a sandwich for sure! Ivan told us that he specializes in an Alcatra that he cooks from home and since the meal takes so long to prepare, we'd need to reserve a spot. We did. For the next night. The Alcatra dinner for 6 was like Christmas. We started out with a small shot of some sweet liqueur. Bread. A bottle of red wine. Then the huge ceramic pot of slow cooked brisket with juniper berries and other gorgeous aromatic spices was served with baked sweet potatoes and boiled russet potatoes. No greens (its actually hard to find a meal with a side of greens other than iceberg in the Azores). Finished off the meal with desert and a digestive outside with Ivan while we chatted about life, travels and squirrels. The entire experience was fantastic and I would recommend it to everyone.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

The Alto Se Cafe was our first restaurant to try out on the Island and they did not disappoint. The staff is friendly and food was tasty. Selection was limited but what we had was very good. We returned for Capachino and deserts as they...have a nice selection here.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed September 20, 2018

While strolling the streets of Angra do Heroismo late one afternoon, my wife and I stumbled upon the Alto Se Cafe. Duarte, our server, led us to our table. The decor was somewhat upscale and modern highlighted with dark wood paneling and dark brown tables...and chairs. The menu too was surprisingly upscale! My wife ordered a rib-eye steak and I chose the fried hake with seafood sauce. Our meals were adequately portioned, cooked to perfection, and quite delicious. We topped it off with a dessert of crepe with ice cream. Yum! The biggest surprise was that the entire meal including a beer and a soda cost only 27 euros. That's a tremendous value! We would highly recommend Alto Se Cafe to anyone visiting Angra.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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  • Yes, Alto Se Cafe offers takeout services.

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  • Alto Se Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5