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Cafe Santa Cruz

Praca 8 de Maio, Coimbra 3000-300, Portugal
+351 239 833 617
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good48%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Praca 8 de Maio, Coimbra 3000-300, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 77 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was only looking for a snack and a beer and found delightful fado! The show was free, CD cost 5€ and ice cream and snacks were available as well.

Thank path51
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came twice to try the famous pastries, but both time they didn't have it anymore (10am). Plus, it took a long time to be served! Worthy to just take a look at!

Thank Marilia D
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We were just arrived in Coimbra, and looking for a piace to have breakfast. So we found this cafè by the igreja de santa cruz!! Really nice and with a great view on the square. A lot of pastries and good coffees 😋

1  Thank CPa94
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We went here to see a free fado concert and we were very glad we did. The singer, Diniz, has a great voice and the two guys playing the guitar did a great job too. The cafe used to be a church. Not to be...More

Thank degtravel
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We chose this place for afternoon coffee and tea based on its TA ranking. I was very impressed with the building (although it's not wearing too well), but the coffee was a real disappointment - my least good to date in Portugal, even making allowances...More

Thank GrumpsDC
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

The cafe is a great place to sit outside and watch the world go by. They have tasty pastries that are baked by nuns. In he evenings they have a free fado performance. The night I went, there was a singer and 2 guitarists. They...More

Thank ImeldaMario
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Great people watching from patio. One waiter ran his ____ off but couldn't keep up. I sat for over 20 mins before I got a beer. The sandwich was amazing for its meagreness. Inside space looks lovely. More staff as well.

Thank dickanddoug
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Being attracted by the impressive location and interior, we visited this establishment during our stay in Coimbra. The pastries were bland and seemed to be passed their sell-by date, and the coffee was mediocre. Service was unenthusiastic. Many significantly better cafes in Coimbra.

1  Thank jurgen s
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

I was shocked when we received €15 bill for a bottle of house wine. That's nearly London price and definitely the most expensive house wine I ever had in Portugal. But overall atmosphere was nice...

1  Thank tadas_juozonis
Reviewed 31 May 2017

I ate rather light in Coimbra, as I was recovering from a stomach bug. While some of the places I chose as eateries were less than stellar, this place was an exception. The waitstaff, all older men who seemed to live there, were very professional...More

Thank DottoreGianni
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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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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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