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“Could be much better!”
Review of Cafe Arcada

Cafe Arcada
Ranked #6 of 8 Dessert in Evora
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Lisbon, Portugal
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Could be much better!”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

An historic coffee shop in the heart of the city, nowadays is ugly, poor service and have a lack of soul. Is good to make money, nothing more, even the terrace is ugly! With such history, could be so much more... being in the main square is not enough! The only thing that i like is the small cakes made with cheese ( Queijadas).

Visited October 2012
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Halifax, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Excellent snacks, weird service”
Reviewed February 5, 2012

It was very cold when I was visiting Evora so I selected an inside dining experience both times I visited Cafe Arcada. The service is a bit strange. You belly up to the bar, order your stuff and take your tray to a table of your choice. The atmosphere is nice enough, the staff accommodating but a bit aloof. Mind you, the guy who cleaned up tables saw me on the street a couple of hours later and recognized me, so they do pay attention! I had a beer and a couple of savoury apps both times. The Chicken Empadas are wonderful. Dense pastry; creamy, rich, flavourful chicken filling. And one time I had a Meat Croquette. Also pretty fab. With a small beer, this makes a great light lunch or snack. I'd definitely go back and check out some of the fantastic looking sweet pastries on offer.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
190 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“HUGE selection of tasty cakes!”
Reviewed November 10, 2011

Café Arcada is a great little cafe-we went twice for breakfast and the cakes are amazing!! We had a variety of cakes and pastries over the two days, and the bill was around £10 for two of us, based on 2 savoury pastries, 2 cakes and 2 diet cokes.

We sat outside and enjoyed the lovely views of the square, watching the locals saunter by. Our favourites were the chocolate cake (so moist), nata (sweet custard tart) and a strange savoury sandwich/pastry- it was ham, cheese and salad in a pastry slice! Odd but very tasty.
A great place for a rest and treat

  • Visited October 2011
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Brighton, UK
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“best lunch spot in the main square”
Reviewed October 13, 2010

Popular with locals the restuarant has the best people watching spot in the main square and has a great range of cakes and well as more substantial food and snacks for lunch.

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