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“Nice spot from which to watch the world go by”

Golden Gate Grand Cafe
Ranked #120 of 661 Restaurants in Funchal
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed March 17, 2014

Historic golden gate grand cafe is a great place to stop for a drink and watch the world go by.
Lunch time snacks, cake, coffee and alcoholic beverages available. All reasonably priced for Funchal.
Service good and staff are friendly.

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Reviewed March 14, 2014

Despite some positive local reviews, this is not a place for a nice dinner. The cafe downstairs and outside has quite a good vibe during the day. But, even on a Friday evening, the restaurant upstairs was almost deserted. What I then had to eat probably provided the explanation. The tomato and pesto sauce to accompany my pasta starter was devoid of any flavour. My main course consisted of lamb chops, reputedly one of the restaurant's specialities. Again, the meat, whilst passably cooked, lacked any flavour, indicating a kitchen without any culinary expertise. In the circumstances, I had no appetite for dessert. Ironically, the place was able to supply a very acceptable half bottle of red Alentejo, suggesting that the Golden Gate's wine buyer knows his or her stuff, even if the kitchen is clueless.

1  Thank Charles M
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

Sat at a table on the pavement. An excellent guitarist was playing, the coffee was good, the cakes were beautiful, what else can you ask for!

Thank MinstrelBoy
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Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

Lovely old cafe , stylish, outdoor and indoor seating in main pedestrianised street in Funchal. Used by locals and tourists. Great spot to watch the world go by!

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1  Thank DocrobScotland
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Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Several reviws have suggested this is best place for coffee. We were disappointed. The cappuccino came with cream on which was weird, although we have since experienced this elsewhere. The coffee was poor. Cost €6.40. We thought The Ritz more fun, although dearer and coffee still not good. Best coffee we had was at Lareira Portuguese up by Cliff Bay hotel.

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