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Lord Stow's Cafe

#2 of 24 Dessert in Macau
Certificate of Excellence
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9 Largo do Matadouro, Macau, China
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Macau, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Okay, go here, have an egg tart, they're good, yummy and worth the nostalgia to have one where they were invented - at least that's their bragging point. Friends have gone to Lord Stow's for breakfast and rave abut it. Decent coffee but not fantastic. There's 3 different Lord Stow's cafes within walking distance from each other right in Coloane.... More 

Thank ExpatDaze
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't too fond of Macau as it lacked the adventure thrill I am often searching for, but these Egg Tarts made up for that. It was one of the greatest desserts I have ever tried in my life. I initially bought 2, and ended up getting a whole box after that. The Egg Tarts here are a bit more... More 

Thank T_Gavin9
Shenzhen, China
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a foodie and have been in Asia, you have no doubt seen and tasted an egg tart. Travel to Lord Stow's Cafe and you will see where they originated. The endearing cafe and its staff will complete the experience for you.

Thank Treed44812
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ordered the Salmon Quiche and the Promegranate tea (comes with a teapot). My friend ordered the Prawn Salad which was just as nice ! Lord Stow's Cafe - the one I went was a small cafe that can seat no more than 20 people and best to go, if party of 4. I think there is a bigger cafe behind... More 

Thank qingyun59
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

This cafe is lovely and the food is great. The egg custard tarts are amazing. Erwin was a great staff member and was very friendly and helpful. We went here twice and really enjoyed it. We will be returning!

Thank Lucy E
Foshan, China
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

The food was great! Egg tarts were highly recommended before we went, and exceeded my expectations. Also, for a place that seemed very busy when we arrived, the staff were very friendly, and the food came very quickly. Loved it!

Thank darbz89
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

The issue with Portuguese Egg Tarts in the US is that they often make them way too sweet. As a Chinese-American, when I tried my first Portuguese Egg tart in Macau, I was expected another sugary egg tart. I was quickly proven wrong upon my first bite. The tart was AMAZING. Just the right amount of sugar with a very... More 

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

no need to queue when we reached , it's 6-7pm. friendly aunty at counter , we bought a box which is 6 egg tarts inside . fresh and crispy , the best egg tarts we had in Macau . highly recommended !

Thank Choo N
Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

I can easily consume a dozen of these. The pastry is flaky and the custard is just right. May be they tried to meet local taste but definitely not as sweet as back in Lisbon, though it is still sweeter than the other nata from Some Chinese shops. Wish they can share the recipe

Thank fred L
Singapore, Singapore
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

If you can get to Coloane, it's worth going just for the egg tarts which are truly delicious. Their reputation is well earned. Two points:- 1) The front has a take-away - the cafe is around the back of the building and offers a good selection of well-prepared food and drinks. 2) If you buy egg tarts to take out,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Cafe, Fast Food, Portuguese
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Largo do Matadouro, Macau, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Macau
  • Phone Number: 853-28882174

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?