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Chaussee de Charleroi 196, Saint-Gilles, Brussels 1060, Belgium
+32 2 539 00 19
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  • Average7%
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“pastry” (7 reviews)
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Cafe, Delicatessen, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options
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Chaussee de Charleroi 196, Saint-Gilles, Brussels 1060, Belgium
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Always wanted to go to a Portuguese cafe because i miss drinking Portuguese coffee and the general atmosphere of the Pastelarias in Portugal. So i was looking forward to go to this one. It was already afternoon so i ordered a half-milk or meia de...More

Thank yurien14
joaquim b, Owner at Forcado, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Dear yurien14, Thank you for your review and feedback. Something must have gone wrong as we are known for our qualitative coffee. We always use the highest quality of Camelo (famous portuguese brand) and indeed are familiar with Portuguese coffee styles. Moreover, if you ordered...More

Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Picked up some glorious gluten free tart on way home from long day of walking. Helpful staff. No picture as it didn't last long enough.

Thank Susan Q
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Pastelaria Forcado has a swedish looking hipster interior, serves way too expensive coffee and staff is generic. If you're looking for a 'real' pastelaria in Brussels, Garcia is not perfect but the better option. Forcado is good as far as hipster coffee bars go, but...More

1  Thank EricPLB
joaquim b, Owner at Forcado, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Dear EricPLB, We are sorry to hear that you did not have a great experience with us. However, we can assure you that the family that started Forcado and is still running it, is in fact Portuguese 😊 While we made sure that the authentic...More

Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

This was a chance find walking on Chaussé de Charleroi, popped in and spent a great hour indulging in its offers! Amazing place, snacks, service, todo. Obrigado Forcado 😘

1  Thank Rex O
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Perfect plase to get a coffe and to taste delicious portuguese pastries. It's a plasure to sit in the sitting area (well decoreated) chatting with frients or reading a book. Cozy atmosphere and kind people there. A little bit expensive.

Thank Alessandra_La
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Very nice and cosy and warm place to have your coffee and some sweets. Coffee not so great, though very nice, warm, kind and smiling people work here.

Thank Billy P
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Absolutely recommend for utterly delicious Portuguese delicacies. Coffee was good too & the sitting area is very pleasant. It's indeed expensive, you do get what you pay for.

Thank Smart C
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This café is very well decorated and it's just a pleasure to sit there and read or chat. They offer very authentic portuguese pastries that are super delicious. The whole atmosphere is very familiar and nice. I absolutely recommend coming here!

Thank Elenita M
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Good variety of delicious portuguese desserts, very friendly and fast service, fair prices and, most of all, good ambience - relaxed atmosphere. Definately an excellent choice!!

Thank anektarioz
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Love the pasteis and different pastries Forcado offers. They're not the cheapest but they are always a treat. I've never been disappointed and I find the staff friendly and all smiles... even when I went it 5 minutes before closing time once, after they had...More

Thank Nath S
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chaussee de Charleroi 196, Saint-Gilles, Brussels 1060, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels  >  Saint-Gilles
  • Phone Number: +32 2 539 00 19
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Pastelaria Portuguesa - Passionate about pasteis! We offer a wide range of authentic, hand-made Portuguese pastries: from the classics to the seasonal and some gluten and/or lactose free specialities. Come by and try some of our authentic Portuguese pastry, jam, port, wine or olive oil, to take-away or eat in our cosy tea-room.
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