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“Best éclairs in town”
Review of Algo by Colonial

Algo by Colonial
Ranked #22 of 43 Dessert in Porto
Cuisines: Cafe
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Porto, Portugal
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best éclairs in town”
Reviewed August 25, 2014

In the heart of Boavista, on Mercado Bom Sucesso, you can find an unique experience in taste. Algo has colourful cakes displayed in its showcases, filled with a variety of éclairs, cakes, pies and macaroons. Besides being beautiful, they are absolutely delicious. Fresh fruit and valrhona chocolate are two of the most common ingredients of their cakes, which demand for your attention.
The staff is very helpful and friendly, and they will help you choose in accordance to your personal taste.
I would recommend the strawberry éclair or the "melhor bolo choc" (best chocolate cake). Or both.

  • Visited August 2014
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Porto, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fantastic patisserie!”
Reviewed August 25, 2014

Great cakes and great coffee! (The strawberry smoothie is also amazing). Very kind people and a nice place to enjoy some sweet and delicious desserts! Also nice to visit Mercado do Bom Sucesso (Boavista), an old market that have been renewed and offers a big range of foods and beverages!

  • Visited July 2014
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4 Thank Margarida79
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Algo to see and taste in Porto”
Reviewed August 25, 2014

Algo has something we all look forward: good food and excellent service! The team always welcomes you with a smile and drives you to unique experiences in sweetness and pleasure. Located in a very special corner of Mercado do Bom Sucesso, Algo allows you to take a break during your visit to the beautiful city of Porto and enjoy some of the city's most enjoyable desserts - the macarons and the "melhor bolo de choc" (best chocolate cake) sure deserve to be taste more than once! A place to visit any time you go to Boavista!

  • Visited July 2014
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4 Thank Patrícia S
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Porto, Portugal
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“A bit of (sweet) heaven in Porto”
Reviewed August 15, 2014

Algo provides a charming experience, offering unique products that cannot be found anywhere else in Porto (or even in Portugal)! I used to live in Paris and when this place opened last fall, it was a gently reminder of the famous bakeries and patisseries that can be found there.
Not only the cakes are a delight to the eyes, but they also taste heavenly! Every one of them is a unique experience that can be seen from the expressions that customers make when delighting themselves with the cakes and pies available.

I truly recommend this place and if you, like me, have trouble choosing from the assortment available (trust me, you will), choose "melhor bolo choc" (best chocolate cake) or one of the famous eclairs. ah! and dont forget the amazing smoothies or the fine bonbons that are also available.

A place to be visited if you find yourself in the city!

  • Visited August 2014
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8 Thank Brun0_Pereira
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