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Cafe Santa Cruz

Praca 8 de Maio, Coimbra 3000-300, Portugal
+351 239 833 617
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good45%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, Portuguese, European
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Praca 8 de Maio, Coimbra 3000-300, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A special building, atmospheric inside and outside. The serving was okay and quick, and the food was fresh. Although I couldn't feel anything special here. It's very well situated and it's quit comfortable enjoying a coffee on the terrace while watching the people on the...More

Thank 936erikah
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is the social hub of coimbra, great inside and out and the best place to listen to fado and other local music, and its free. Dont forget to try a cruzios cake speciality of this cafe. I could hang out here for hours.

Thank SeahorseWales
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came in the morning on a Sunday. It was pretty slow but it's a large and inviting space. The wifi is strong and it works pretty good. The coffee is good and they get to you quickly. Later in the evening they have fado...More

Thank mrportland
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Fresh orange really good. Good selection of ports, coffee good, prices fare and service fast and friendly even putting up with my poor Portuguese.

Thank single-dad-glos
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The room is special but not that nicely decorated and the famous cruzios are really nice but not that special either.

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The place definitely tells a story.... While you are having a nice breakfast, or at least a coffee, you can enjoy this amazing building with so much history. A bunch of locals hanging out in there is always a good sign :)

Thank CTC07
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Café in a most lovely and ancient setting – part of the old monastery. There are lofty ceilings with roof bosses matching those in the monastery itself, a stained glass window, and mirrored doors in the walls. Ancient uniformed retainers provide service which is generally...More

Thank hoteljunkie99
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

This is a nice cafe in an old church. The interior is beautiful. Prices are just a little bit higher than you would find in other cafes, but not over priced. There are not many choices if you are looking for sweets, but they have...More

Thank Paulo P
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

من أقدم المقاهي في مدينة كويمبرا و له طابع خاص ، يقدم المشروبات الساخنه و الباردة ذو جلسه عصرية جميله The oldest cafes in the city of Coimbra and has a special character, offers cold and hot beverages with modern sitting pretty

Thank smbtek79 w
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The cafe has been in business since the 1920's but the building is over 500 years old! The chairs, interior, ceiling, and feeling is amazing. Sit outside or inside and you will be able feel the history of those that were sitting in the leather...More

Thank PresentMonkey
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praca 8 de Maio, Coimbra 3000-300, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Coimbra District  >  Coimbra
  • Phone Number: +351 239 833 617
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