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“Fresh delicious hot tarts”

Margaret's Cafe e Nata
Ranked #5 of 15 Bakeries in Macau
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

This is our first food stop at Macau. We were there on a Sunday afternoon and there was a ridiculously long queue for the tarts. The cafe sells sandwiches, drinks and pasta too. We got a box of 6 egg tarts for 55 MOP. Single tart cost 10 MOP. The lady tendering the cashier was all smile and polite.

The egg tart is deliciously crispy with good amount of smooth custard. The crust is buttery and nice but may have overpower the custard. For someone who loves buttery pastry, this is a must try.

There is a stall selling pork bun and another selling skewers with curry which is quite good too.

Thank Joey H
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Reviewed June 21, 2018

Easy to find cafe near to Grand Lisboa Casino. We arrived in the early afternoon it was busy but had enough seating available to make this a relaxing experience. We ordered the egg tarts and iced coffee and were not disappointed. The tarts were sweet with nice flaky pastry. The best recommendation I can give is that I left knowing I could eat more and would definitely return. Don't miss this easy to find cafe.

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Thank dhartgrove
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Reviewed June 8, 2018

We found this particular establishment after finished our lunch at a restaurant nearby. When we reached this Cafe, we found quite a long queue (more than 15 people ahead of us). Since we both aimed to taste both Portuguese Egg Tarts during our brief visit in Macau, we decided to queue up in a hot and humid Macau's weather.

It took us more than 15 minutes queueing up to finally get our chance to purchase few of their famous Egg Tarts. We decided not to buy a lot since we only would like to taste it. After all, our stomach was quite full as we just finished our lunch. We also didn't want to pass the opportunity not to buy their Egg Tarts as we were not sure whether we had time to visit this Cafe during our brief visit in the island that time.

We were glad we did stop by and bought few of their famous Egg Tarts. I noticed they had many other breads and/or pastries although most patrons bought their Egg Tarts. It cost MOP 10 for each Egg Tart (same price as the ones in Lord Stow's Bakery) - it was a lot more expensive compare to prices of the ones we bought in China but its size and taste definitely were different and they were worth the money.

There were 2 reasons why I preferred Egg Tarts in Lord Stow's Bakery compare to the ones in Margaret's Cafe. First, Egg Tarts in Lord Stow's Bakery are more creamy while the ones in Margaret's Cafe are more crunchy compare to one another. Second, the set up in Lord Stow's Bakery is definitely much better than the one in Margaret's Cafe : We visited Lord Stow's Bakery in their outlet in Venetian Macau Hotel.

They have air conditioner and proper seating while the ones in Margaret's Cafe, they have no seating area inside (if I was not mistaken since all patrons left the inside Cafe and sat outside). We visited Margaret's Cafe e Nata during a hot and humid weather (it was close approx. 37 degree Celcius that day) so to be honest, we were not really comfortable queueing up or even sitting outside the Cafe with no air conditioner at all.

Again, I didn't say the Egg Tarts at Margaret's Cafe were not good but we both were still preferred the ones in Lord Stow's Bakery. If I have to rate their Egg Tarts, I will give the ones in Lord Stow's Bakery a 4 stars and 3,5 stars for the ones in Margaret's Cafe.

One note : If you find Margaret's Cafe e Nata then you will immediately find another famous outlet, Tai Lei Loi Kei, which is famous for selling pork chop bun. We didn't visit the establishment this time as we opted to try pork chop bun at Sei Kee Cafe instead.

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Thank Bambang S
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Reviewed June 7, 2018

If you get here for tasty homemade quality egg tarts with a flaky crust and heavy filling, you get the right place. If you are looking for a fancy hipster's joint with a supreme service go somewhere else. Simple

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Thank Antonio J
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Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

We accidentally discover this place and the Portuguese egg tarts here are amazing. Crispy and the sweetness is just perfect for us. The size is not big. Perfect for afternoon tea or just after lunch. Love it!

Inside the bakery, it is just a traditional place. Selling drinks and other bakery related food. Nothing glamorous ! However this is what I like. Authentic.

Thank EastmeetsWestAB
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