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Tia Maria's European Cafe

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Located in the heart of the National Historical Whaling Park, Tia Maria's European Café is a family owned restaurant. Join us and enjoy our many offerings including homemade desserts, pastries or espresso specialty drinks in our casual and friendly atmosphere. We serve beer and wine as well as Jim's organic coffee. We serve a full breakfast daily until 11:30 AM with the exception of Sunday when breakfast is served all day until 1PM. Lunch is served Monday through Saturday starting at 11:30 AM or stop by for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights! All our dishes are made to order and we use local and organic ingredients whenever possible.
$5 - $16
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
European, Portuguese, Cafe
Gift Cards Available, Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Outdoor Seating
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are lucky enough to snare a few of the outdoor seats at this charming local cafe, you can soak up some old New Bedford atmosphere, watch the world go by, and more importantly enjoy some quality food and drink at modest prices. On...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for breakfast with a friend. We checked into a nearby hotel and inquired about good breakfast. Without hesitation, the staff recommended Tia Maria. We called in advance to get a table reservation outdoors. After we arrived, we waited for a few minutes to...More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed June 28, 2020

Best breakfast/lunch in the city. Portuguese burger with sunny side egg is unreal. Some try and play it as they are the original but Tias is it. Can’t miss on anything you order here. Can get in and out for less then 20$. Off cobblestones...More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed March 21, 2020

We stopped in for lunch before visiting the Whaling Museum and was somewhat disappointed. I ordered the Chourico and chips expecting a wonderfully spicy delicious sausage with crispy rodelas (hand sliced potatoes). The sausage was nice and hot, and the bun was great, but unfortunately...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 12, 2020 via mobile

Breakfast food is good, although the menu is fairly limited to eggs, breakfast meats, and potatoes in all the different forms. Nothing like a pancake, waffle, or french toast. Worth a visit. I’m told people line up when the weather is nice in the weekends....More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed December 6, 2019 via mobile

On historical cobble stone Street. Cozy breakfast spot. Egg white vegetable omelet. Friendly service. Great recommendation.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 6, 2019

I had a wonderful portuguese meal at this restaurant. Great selection, very cute atmosphere, great service. Enjoyed the sangria. This was my first time but will go back many times.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 27, 2019

I have gone for breakfast many times and I just love the food especially the home fries. I also love the fact they make me a decaf cappuccino with almond milk. Yummy.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 14, 2019 via mobile

Enjoyed lunch after visiting the Whaling Museum! Delicious bowl of Caldo Verde, Mozambique Chicken and a cappuccino and Pastel de nata

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 10, 2019

Small european cafe, mom and dad do the cooking. You get authentic portugese dishes. We visit often sometimes just to have coffee or capucino. Breakfast has a large selection of unique options totally different form anywhere else. It's a must visit.

Date of visit: August 2019
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