The cafe is advertised in guide books and online as belonging to Lord Stow's former wife and so we went with no expectations (we are wary of places that rely on name association to drum up publicity). Also, since Lord Stow's name has been used liberally to advertise Margaret's Cafe, I'm going to to compare the egg tarts from both bakeries.
The egg tarts at Margaret's are good - they boast the same flaky crust as the tarts at Lord Stow's Bakery but overall, are still a league below. For one thing, there is way too much crust and the custard is not as rich as Lord Stow's. Just for this, Margaret's Cafe egg tarts earn one star less than those at Lord Stow's (I gave the former a five-star rating).
Service is also appalling. As tourists, we're obviously not familiar with the different Macanese coins used in the country so when we stopped to count out the exact change for the lady behind the counter, she yelled at us and threatened not to sell us any egg tarts if we continued counting out change. This is in sharp contrast to the cashier at Lord Stow's Barkery (which we had visited the evening before), who had a warm smile for every customer despite the long lines. For this, I'm taking another star out from the rating.
The verdict: Lord Stow's bakeries are not as conveniently situated but the light, buttery flakiness of the egg tarts, nicer ambience and more polite staff there make the extra effort to get there more than worth it.
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