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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%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (38 reviews)
“scones” (63 reviews)
“panini” (51 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, European, Portuguese, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
Avenida Doutor Miguel Bombarda 6, Sintra 2710-590, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing place and great service (props to the awesome Cuban waiter!). Go to the bathroom, it's ridiculously pretty! :)

Thank Totosele
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic service..wonderful food. We had lunch here- a "Spanish sandwich" (ham,cheese on local bread) foe my wife and a Sardine sandwich with goats cheese for me. We also had a mini-pie of Ivorian ham to share. Our waiter Yuni from Cuba was very helpful. If...More

Thank turasoireachta
Reviewed 4 days ago

After a busy morning touring the sights in Sintra, we were thrilled to stumble upon Cafe Saudade. We had delicious sandwiches for lunch, followed by excellent coffees and local desserts. The service was great, and the staff was friendly, especially Yunieski (the Cuban waiter with...More

Thank Lauren7787
Reviewed 5 days ago

It is a charming Café connected to a guesthouse at Sintra city center. Parking can be a big problem; I drove 3 times around the Café until I found a decent parking spot about 10 minutes away. Don't forget to pay the parking fee at...More

Thank Sharon_zz
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got breakfast here since we were staying at Chalet Saudade. The breakfast was good with pastry, rolls, croissant, ham, cheese, egg and excellent large coffees. What made it a great experience was meeting the server, Yuni. He is the absolute best. Not only is...More

Thank lisvelasco2001
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can only recommend this place! The sandwiches and salads all look great and the sandwich with sardines and goat cheese, that I had, was absolutely delicious! Staff is super nice! 😀

Thank viwehei
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this coffee shop with my friends on a holy week vacation, it was our first stop in Sintra. We absolutely loved it. The food was great, so was the place, and the waiters. Recommended 100%

Thank mercynunez18
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place and reasonable prices on the outskirts of Sintra. Worth stopping in if you find yourself in the area.

Thank CM8530
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for lunch before our hike up to the castle. Popular with Americans as that's all that seemed to be there. It was decent and close to the train station. We were referred by our concierge service. Service was friendly.

Thank Rita T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Breakfast is our favourite time to eat. This place was very cosy, offered super largest coffe cups in Portugal and tasty sandwiches. Take special ones :)

Thank Rokas S
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Melayne Martins C
Olá, boa noite. Vocês aceitam cartões de crédito. Obrigada.
15 August 2016|
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Response from Suzanne V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, payment with credit card is possible. Enjoy your visit!
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luisamartins55
Servem almoços?
4 August 2016|
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Response from Mayte R | Reviewed this property |
Si, y muy generosos con la cantidad de comida. los bocadillos calientes mejor que fríos son enormes el de sardinas o el da atún buenísimos, casi no puedes ni terminártelos.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$21
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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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.