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Cafe Santa Cruz

Praca 8 de Maio, Coimbra 3000-300, Portugal
+351 239 833 617
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good48%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Praca 8 de Maio, Coimbra 3000-300, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose this place for afternoon coffee and tea based on its TA ranking. I was very impressed with the building (although it's not wearing too well), but the coffee was a real disappointment - my least good to date in Portugal, even making allowances...More

Thank GrumpsDC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cafe is a great place to sit outside and watch the world go by. They have tasty pastries that are baked by nuns. In he evenings they have a free fado performance. The night I went, there was a singer and 2 guitarists. They...More

Thank ImeldaMario
Reviewed June 17, 2017

Great people watching from patio. One waiter ran his ____ off but couldn't keep up. I sat for over 20 mins before I got a beer. The sandwich was amazing for its meagreness. Inside space looks lovely. More staff as well.

Thank dickanddoug
Reviewed June 12, 2017

Being attracted by the impressive location and interior, we visited this establishment during our stay in Coimbra. The pastries were bland and seemed to be passed their sell-by date, and the coffee was mediocre. Service was unenthusiastic. Many significantly better cafes in Coimbra.

Thank jurgen s
Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

I was shocked when we received €15 bill for a bottle of house wine. That's nearly London price and definitely the most expensive house wine I ever had in Portugal. But overall atmosphere was nice...

Thank tadas_juozonis
Reviewed May 31, 2017

I ate rather light in Coimbra, as I was recovering from a stomach bug. While some of the places I chose as eateries were less than stellar, this place was an exception. The waitstaff, all older men who seemed to live there, were very professional...More

Thank DottoreGianni
Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

A special building, atmospheric inside and outside. The serving was okay and quick, and the food was fresh. Although I couldn't feel anything special here. It's very well situated and it's quit comfortable enjoying a coffee on the terrace while watching the people on the...More

Thank 936erikah
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

This place is the social hub of coimbra, great inside and out and the best place to listen to fado and other local music, and its free. Dont forget to try a cruzios cake speciality of this cafe. I could hang out here for hours.

Thank SeahorseWales
Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

I came in the morning on a Sunday. It was pretty slow but it's a large and inviting space. The wifi is strong and it works pretty good. The coffee is good and they get to you quickly. Later in the evening they have fado...More

Thank mrportland
Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

Fresh orange really good. Good selection of ports, coffee good, prices fare and service fast and friendly even putting up with my poor Portuguese.

Thank single-dad-glos
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praca 8 de Maio, Coimbra 3000-300, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Coimbra District  >  Coimbra
  • Phone Number: +351 239 833 617
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