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Peter Cafe & Scrimshaw Museum

rua Tenente Valadim 9, Horta, Faial Island, Portugal
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Great fun..good gin!

Lovely food, especially the desserts. Well frequented by locals and visitors. Peter's gin works... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rachel Y
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Ok cafe but Museum was small but packed with amazing.......

Museum houses several glass cases of intricate carvings and engravings on mainly whale teeth but... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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rua Tenente Valadim 9, Horta, Faial Island, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely food, especially the desserts. Well frequented by locals and visitors. Peter's gin works very well although had to try two just to make sure!

Thank Rachel Y
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Museum houses several glass cases of intricate carvings and engravings on mainly whale teeth but has a few other interesting bits. A whales jaw bone, various tusks and some history information. Well worth a visit.

Thank M J
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

After his 1885 arrival in the port of Horta, Faial, on the first solo circumnavigation, Joshua Slocum wrote, "Islanders are always the kindest people in the world, and I met none anywhere kinder than the good hearts of this place." We must agree. The good...More

Thank Monica - Niki E
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Always busy, always charming, always appealing! Great on a holiday afternoon even with a gray sky and a windy day... Can't say the G&T was that good: by the time I ordered, I had no idea there was a "special" and the regular was a...More

Thank AnaSousaPassos
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Surprisingly for such a well known tourist spot the food here is really good. It would be easy for them not to be inexpensive or have such high standards but it's a great place.

Thank LowriMai
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The café is a landmark that you have to visit, but don't have too high expectations of the drinks and food. The Gin&Tonic are cheap but almost without gin, and the food was served lukewarm. Anyway, as said a must see for the nice interior.

Thank Fly_Peter
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Right on the harbor. Small and has lots of cool sailing knick-knacks as decoration. Drinks and simple bar food. Gets crowded at night. You can gets postage stamps there. Looks like they sell scrimshaw souvenirs. Pleasant place, friendly crowd.

Thank coyle101
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Peter Cafe & Scrimshaw Museum is the epicenter of the world where people from all over go there to have a gin, talk about trips, adventures, and where you can also see the carved items in the museum. In the cafe you can also have...More

3  Thank Miguel2770
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Peters is an amazing place. The bar, the scrimshaw museum upstairs, the way you sit with strangers who don't speak your language and yet by the end of the evening you have made many permanent friends. Peter's is a family run business (Peter was awarded...More

2  Thank dooobydoo
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Beautifully carved items. A must for scrimshaw collectors. Many locally made items. Very nice visit.

Thank mel s
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