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“Very nice setting with great food”
Review of Saudade

Saudade
Ranked #2 of 279 Restaurants in Sintra
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $22
Cuisines: Cafe, Soups
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, 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 October 6, 2013 via mobile

We had the sweet brunch which was very tasty and large. We are almost in coma afterwards. 12 people and we were all satisfied.

1  Thank LWidmark
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CafeSaudade, Public Relations Manager at Saudade, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2013

Hi Lwidmark,

Thank you for your review! We're so glad that you enjoyed your meal at Café Saudade. We hope to see you again some time soon.

Happy travels,
Café Saudade

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

Right down the street from the train station we found Saudade. We had a lovely puréed vegetable soup and chicken panini made with freshly cooked chicken, garnished with fresh slivered beets and carrots. A true gem!

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CafeSaudade, Public Relations Manager at Saudade, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2013

Hi Portonovodeb,

Thank you for your kind words! We're happy that you found everything to your taste.

Happy travels,
Café Saudade

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Reviewed September 22, 2013

We were really glad to come across this charming cafe. We were tiring of greasy tourist restaurant lunch options. The sandwiches at this cafe are delicious! highly recommended. we also enjoyed their 'mini pies'. Really nice to find a sandwich for lunch, not so common in Portugal, a nice change.

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Thank Dan T
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CafeSaudade, Public Relations Manager at Saudade, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2013

Hi Dan,

Thank you for your review! We do pride ourselves in our sandwiches, so we're happy to hear that you enjoyed them.
Best,
Café Saudade

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Reviewed August 29, 2013

Had lunch twice in this quaint restaurant during a recent visit to Sintra. Very varied menu, wonderful service and very friendly staff. On second visit we were accompanied by two grandchildren and there are toys and children books provided to entertain them. The staff were very helpful and understanding.
The decor is unusual and helps to make this a wonderful restaurant to visit and spend some time in.

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Thank cappa60
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CafeSaudade, Guest Relations Manager at Saudade, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2013

Hi Kappa60,

We're really happy to hear that you came to eat at our Café not only once but twice!
We do try to make it as welcoming as possible for people of all ages, and the toys are always a big hit with the little ones.

We hope to see you again some other time!
Best,
Café Saudade

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Reviewed August 25, 2013

With 13 euros we ate 2 of the best sandwiches ever, freshly made and whose ingredients were of a top-notch quality; a spicy tea and a big mug of latte.
The ambience is as good as the food, it is even possible to look at the cooks preparing the food.
Best place in Sintra!

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3  Thank Hungrysquirrels
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CafeSaudade, Public Relations Manager at Saudade, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2013

Dear Hungrysquirrels,

Thank you so much for your kind words! We have quite a large breakfast selection and would like to invite you to join us again at Café Saudade some other time to try maybe the scones, croissants or raisin and walnut bread toast.

Best regards,
Café Saudade

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