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Review of Saudade

Saudade
Ranked #3 of 280 Restaurants in Sintra
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $23
Cuisines: Cafe, Soups
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed June 2, 2013

In a word-WOW. Really lovely food, excellent value, lovely decor and fabulous service. Would recommend highly to anybody...

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Reviewed May 26, 2013

The cafè is near Sintra train station and the ambiance is very artsy and retro. My boyfriend had a chicken salad which was average and I had a good vegetarian quiche with salad. We combined the food with natural orange juice and lemonade and were not deceived. The desserts were outstanding! Try the white chocolate cupcake and the apple and condensed milk pie! The waitress were kind and tried to explain us the dishes as best as they could. It is cheap considering that we spent 27€ for two juices, two main dishes, four desserts and two coffees.

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1  Thank ZiaVicky
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Great cafe and craft shop, lovely homemade cakes, good coffee. Very friendly staff, chose this cafe as it was recommended to us by a local person.

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1  Thank holidaytimeaylesbury
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

This is surely the best place in Sintra for breakfast. The people are super nice, there's a nice variety of food and of prices. There are specialties from the portuguese islands, Azores and Madeira, which is great, I personally recomend bolo levedo, and the place is just amazing. Very well decorated, very traditional. Loved it and I sure will return everytime I can.

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3  Thank Marta A
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

After visiting the old town of Sintra and the Palace of Pena, we decided to stop at Saudade, close to the train station.
Nice and lovely place to have coffee and pastery

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