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Confeitaria Nacional

#166 of 3,396 Places to Eat in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
As featured in Best Food in Lisbon
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Praca da Figueira 18B, Lisbon 1100-241, Portugal
+351 21 342 4470
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8:00 am - 8:00 am
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ontario, canada
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58 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quaint bakery in a super central location. If you're looking for a sweet in the centre of tourist Lisbon, you'll be pulled in like it was a black hole. We very much liked our cakes and the quaint interior. Staff behind the counter weren't overly helpful, but we weren't in a rush and were willing to sample this and that.... More 

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burlingame
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked up to Rossio Square and noticed this elegant-looking bakery and café. Had to squeeze in a small table but enjoyed several different pastries, tea and a cappucchino. Had the pastis de Belem and a croissant. Even got to feed a pigeon who made it in through the open door.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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58 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading an article that rated their pastéis de nata as the best in Portugal, we had to try. Unfortunately, we were disappointed. The custard pastries were no better than some baked and sold in small cafés and shops all over the country. I'm a Portuguese living overseas, and even the frozen pastéis I buy at an international market in... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The assortment of pastries and treats is dizzying. Confeitaria Nacional has been here for nearly 200 years, and its Old World charm (and excellent Praça da Figueira location) is undeniable. Small café tables (out on the sidewalk, too) were lovely. Treats are available to take away, and light meals are served in an upstairs dining room. I've read that at... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a charming little pastry shop. We went for breakfast and the staff was very helpful as we didn't know what the pastries were. Not too expensive and everything that we ordered was good and tasty.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Ok cakes bolos and natas, nothing like pastis belem or mandr.. The place is 200 years old but i dont think it is worth 200 years experience. Better places for sweets ,although i didnt try the chocolates that looked amazing

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Although on this particular morning we were heading to Belem to try the coveted Pasteis de Belem,in an attempt to try as many pastries in Lisbon as possible we stopped by the Confeitaria Nacional for our morning coffee and a cheeky pastry before catching the tram. We placed our order at the counter and took a seat in the beautiful... More 

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ConfeitariaNacional, Gerente at Confeitaria Nacional, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the time you spent writing down your opinion, is very important to us. We hope to count on your visit very soon. More 

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Perfect for a quick lunch. Ate a delicious salad and an awful iced tea. It is very centrally located and seems to have maintained the original interiors.

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ConfeitariaNacional, Gerente at Confeitaria Nacional, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the time you spent writing down your opinion, is very important to us. We hope to count on your visit very soon. More 

new zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

While it's not the best coffee or pastries in Lisbon, the building is historic and beautiful. We just popped in as a quick stop and stood at one of the tables next to the front counter. It has a pleasant atmosphere and is worth a visit if in the area.

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ConfeitariaNacional, Gerente at Confeitaria Nacional, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the time you spent writing down your opinion, is very important to us. We hope to count on your visit very soon. More 

Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Not the best pastel de nata in town, but the other pastries are all pretty good and their coffees and espressos are great. Very quick and cheap breakfast!

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Thank you very much for the time you spent writing down your opinion, is very important to us. We hope to count on your visit very soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cafe, European, Portuguese
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praca da Figueira 18B, Lisbon 1100-241, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Neighborhood: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Phone Number: +351 21 342 4470

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Staying in Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores

Neighborhood Profile
Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
A pending candidate to become a World Heritage Site, Lisbon's downtown (the "Baixa Pombalina", or simply "Baixa") is a perfect example of anti-earthquake construction, having been rebuilt following the 1755 earthquake by the famous Marquês de Pombal (hence its name). Its offer is vast: restaurants and cafes in Rossio and Restauradores, outlets and shops in the Áurea, Augusta, Prata and other famous streets, the imponent Praça do Comércio and its Arch, the luxury shops along the Avenida da Liberdade, this is the beating heart of the city center. The Baixa also grants easy access to trains leading to Sintra, the trams that go around the Castle hill, old neighborhoods or even take you to Belém, and Lisbon's traditional restaurants and cafes. Considering a visit to the Fashion and Design Museum (free entrance) and don't forget to try the famous liquor, "ginjinha"!