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Saudade

Avenida Doutor Miguel Bombarda 6, Sintra 2710-590, Portugal
+351 21 242 8804
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (40 reviews)
“scones” (98 reviews)
“panini” (54 reviews)
Open Now
08:30 - 20:00All hours
CUISINES
Cafe, European, Portuguese, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Avenida Doutor Miguel Bombarda 6, Sintra 2710-590, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 759 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We had a great breakfast, with the best coffees in Portugal. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, and who would expect to find the "best Cuban waiter in the world" in this place!

Thank MrDutch-2017
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had cafés and capuchinos here. The crew was very friendly, the cafés were great, and delicous. We had a good time here!

Thank Balázs B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Atmosphere was nice and had a french vibe. But the breakfast was just not my cup of tea. Was not bad, but I would never go there again. I just like a more hearty/meaty/eggsy breakfast. My wife's quiche was good and the scone was really...More

Thank Max T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Cosy cafeteria in charming old building. Had coffee, lemonade and pastries and they were all freshly made and tasted great. Cannot fault anything, lovely experience.

Thank Timo M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here to grab a bite and some coffee trying to escape the overwhelming amount of tour guides outside trying to convince us to go with them. Luckily, we met Yuni (the Cuban waiter) who gave us the best suggestions for things to see....More

Thank chellita2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a day exploring Sintra’s castles and garden we stopped here for a bite to eat. The peasant salad was huge, fresh and really good! The cheese and ham toastie was good too. We both ordered the fresh lemonade and enjoyed that too. After seeing...More

Thank Michael_Melissa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was great, we stopped there from Lisbon on our way to Pena Palace, we had brunch there, everything was impeccable ! Must try !

Thank Tranneta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had gone to this cafe because our hotel breakfast was served here. It was one of the best breakfasts we had had in a while, so much so that we came back for lunch. The atmosphere, the friendly service - all made for a...More

Thank D_from_Portland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 4 days in Sintra and ate here 5 times. Every single thing we ate here was amazing and I'm still remembering that amazing toast... I've never had anything like it and still can't believe how a piece of toast with just butter on...More

Thank Checkthelist
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here for lunch after a busy morning around the Moorish castle and Pena Palace. It was really busy and we were told there was no way we could get a table but since it was a fairly cloudy day the outside tables were...More

Thank James A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 20:00
Monday
08:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 20:00
Thursday
08:30 - 20:00
Friday
08:30 - 20:00
Saturday
08:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Doutor Miguel Bombarda 6, Sintra 2710-590, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Sintra Municipality  >  Sintra
  • Phone Number: +351 21 242 8804
  • E-mail
Description
Where Cafe Saudade now stands, there used to be housed the historical Queijadas da Mathilde cheesecake factory from 1888 to 1974.These queijadas de Sintra (cheesecakes) were a favorite of King Ferdinand II (who restored the Pena Palace). During the 3rd quarter of the 19th century, the king gave the factory founder a stamp marked Mathilde, to brand the cheesecakes bound for the royal family.The Cafe Saudade was restored and preserved over a year long renovation in 2008 and opened in the summer of 2009. Recycled and regional materials and resources were used to create an environment that authentic. We pride ourselves for this and and for the fact that our team offers the best service they can.The spaces of the old cheesecake factory are today a cultural reference in Sintra's recent historical background. Its preservation allows us a glimpse into the ancient manufacturing process of the typical queijada de Sintra.Wander through the "Saudade Labyrinth" and fall in love with Sintra. Visit our Art Gallery and explore the various rooms with pieces of furniture that we restored with love and care, and in which we have handcrafts for sale. We host literary gatherings, jazz and fado concerts and other cultural activities.
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