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Saudade

Avenida Doutor Miguel Bombarda 6, Sintra 2710-590, Portugal
+351 21 242 8804
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (40 reviews)
“scones” (98 reviews)
“panini” (54 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, European, Portuguese, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Avenida Doutor Miguel Bombarda 6, Sintra 2710-590, Portugal
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181 - 190 of 755 reviews

Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Yammy breakfast in a beautiful cafe, on our first and second day we took breakfast here, all was fresh and delicious. Place is close to train station

Thank Kkalderon
Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely breakfast with great food , Fresh ingredients and fantastic service ( the Cuban guy) .

Thank coininc
Reviewed October 12, 2016

After a long day of biking we stopped in here for an early dinner of salads and sandwiches. The food is delicious and fresh. We sat in the back on the comfy chairs and enjoyed a quiet, relaxing meal. Unfortunately they were out of the...More

Thank healthspacritic
Reviewed October 11, 2016

This place is the best cafe choice for Sintra. The coffee is very good (cafe Saudade grande is our favourite!) and the scones are HUGE and delicious (warm, crunchy on the outside and moist on the inside). I would recommend asking for a serving of...More

Thank VANDIES
Reviewed October 11, 2016

We had breakfast there, food was delicious and kubanian waiter was very nice for us :) I highly recommend!

Thank Agata B
Reviewed October 9, 2016

We were lucky enough to stay at the owner's guest house, Chalet Saudade, which is around the corner. We arrived early and our room wasn't yet ready so we stopped in for lunch which was our first meal in Portugal and one of our favorites....More

Thank clf27
Reviewed October 9, 2016

Stayed in Sintra for a couple of weeks and visited Saudade on three occasions for breakfast and lunch. Staff where very friendly, restaurant was clean and cosy but most of all the food was excellent and good value especially the pasteries, yum yum!

Thank PaulandAga
Reviewed October 9, 2016

We stayed at Chalet Saudade and came here to Cafe Saudade, it's sister cafe for breakfast. We had a super continental breakfast with freshly made savoury scones, custard tarts, local cheese and wonderful yoghurt and muesli compote. The service was superb and very friendly. It's...More

Thank Roger S
Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful stop for a coffee, a snack and why not a lunch! Friendly staff Tasteful sandwiches A nice place to start your day

Thank Fotis K
Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

We loved our lunch and especially our Cuban waiter who was also a huge Marlins fan!! Beer, tea, sandwiches. Yum!!

Thank Julie H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$6 - $22
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Doutor Miguel Bombarda 6, Sintra 2710-590, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Sintra Municipality  >  Sintra
  • Phone Number: +351 21 242 8804
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Description
Where Cafe Saudade now stands, there used to be housed the historical Queijadas da Mathilde cheesecake factory from 1888 to 1974.These queijadas de Sintra (cheesecakes) were a favorite of King Ferdinand II (who restored the Pena Palace). During the 3rd quarter of the 19th century, the king gave the factory founder a stamp marked Mathilde, to brand the cheesecakes bound for the royal family.The Cafe Saudade was restored and preserved over a year long renovation in 2008 and opened in the summer of 2009. Recycled and regional materials and resources were used to create an environment that authentic. We pride ourselves for this and and for the fact that our team offers the best service they can.The spaces of the old cheesecake factory are today a cultural reference in Sintra's recent historical background. Its preservation allows us a glimpse into the ancient manufacturing process of the typical queijada de Sintra.Wander through the "Saudade Labyrinth" and fall in love with Sintra. Visit our Art Gallery and explore the various rooms with pieces of furniture that we restored with love and care, and in which we have handcrafts for sale. We host literary gatherings, jazz and fado concerts and other cultural activities.
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