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Margaret's Cafe e Nata
Ranked #4 of 33 Dessert in Macau
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2013

Really packed and crowded but people come and go pretty quick. Took about 5 minutes to get a table. You've gotta order inside at the cashier, who is not the friendliest of people around. The tarts maybe pretty pricey compared to other places yet it is pretty much worth it. Very flaky buttery pastry with soft silky egg custard.

  • Visited March 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Indonesian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Thai first
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
636 reviews
418 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
“Terrible Service...and lineups for Average Pastries...”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

Be prepared to stand in a line for a few minutes as the piping Hot Macau Egg Tarts only come out every 20 minutes and are immediately snapped up by hungry patrons. At least they queue. The worst part is the service staff. They are rude and abrupt and treat people badly. It is no wonder they have a sign that says they close on Wednesdays for lack of Staffing. No one wants to work there and it shows...too bad, how hard is it to be friendly when you are so busy?

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank LHOVancouver
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The Original Por-Tart”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

Portuguese Egg-Tart at its best! Freshly bake from the hot oven really yummy and having one is not enough. DO NOT let the queue be a put-off or else you miss the opportunity to savour the heart & soul of Macau. Highly recommend & MUST Try!

Visited March 2013
Thank GerardLaw
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San Francisco, California
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Worth the wait”
Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

A must stop when exploring Macau. I had read you had to try egg tarts in Macau and our Chinese friends made took us here as "the" place. I have never liked egg tarts and this place changed my mind. Nothing like hot out of the oven. I wish I had ordered 2.

Thank GHamp23
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Jurong, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“All Freshly Baked Portuguese Egg Tarts Taste Best”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

On 13th Dec 2012, me and my wife stop-by at Margaret’s Café e Nata for tea and to taste their famous Portuguese egg tarts which many had opined to be equal or second only to the much acclaimed original Portuguese egg tarts from Lord Stow’s.

When we arrived, we found a long queue outside Margaret’s Café e Nata and the whole place was packed with dine-in customers. I was a little surprised that the wait wasn’t too long as the turnover rate of customers was very fast. Almost all the customers were there just to pickup some Portuguese egg tarts for takeaways or to sample the famous Portuguese egg tarts with a cup of tea or coffee.

The set up at Margaret’s Café e Nata is surprisingly small and casual – there is hardly any room inside the café itself except a small display shelve for cakes and a counter to place order, plus a cashier to collect money from customers. The bakery workshop is located at the back room area and workers would pack customers order according to the orders received and hand it over to the customer whom were waiting to collect their orders after making payment.

Margaret’s Café e Nata is basically a retail bakery cafés, serving coffee and tea to customers who wish to consume the baked products on the premises. Outside Margaret’s Café e Nata, there are some garden tables and benches for dine-in customers which were fully utilized.

Coming to the question as to which version of Portuguese egg tarts is the best, I would opine that all freshly baked Portuguese egg tarts taste best when it is just out from the oven. The same product can have a difference between dine-in and takeaways due to the time lapse and also you could have formed a biased opinion when you were hungry. So, let’s try not to make a comparison based on memories – be it from Lord Stow’s, Margaret’s Café e Nata or Florinda Café at Macau Ferry Terminal, Shun Tak Centre, Hong Kong, lets enjoy this unique Portuguese egg tart without any bias, except your personal preference.

Visited December 2012
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