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Pastelaria ArcoIris

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Avenida Fernao de Magalhaes n 22 | Coimbra, Coimbra 3000-171, Portugal
+351 239 833 304
07:15 - 20:30
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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Great pastry shop, perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack. Big selection of cakes, pastries and bread and all looked fantastic. Some real regional specialities as well. Always busy but service was very helpful, even for those of us who struggled with the pronunciation of the names! Try the fresh juices as well!

Thank Langers_ch
Delray Beach, Florida
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852 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 496 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

This busy pastelaria is located around the corner from my hotel. In the morning I would stop by (after 9am as it was too busy prior) for my morning cup of coffee. In the evening, about an hour before they would close, I would return to sample one of their delicious bakery items - my favorite was a canela/cinnamon twist.... More 

Thank backpacker31
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

In the morning I need good coffee, a small pastry and a warm smile. I get all of these plus quick accomodating service on my now regular visits to this rainbow near the train station. Be ready with your order, smile, and a quick "sculpa!' in the hustle and bustle and you'll do just fine.

Thank Kedran K
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Lovely cakes with a perfect coffee in Coimbra's downtown. Friendly staff with an amazing strawberry cake :)

Thank Viviane B
San Francisco, California
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96 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

Just around the corner from a number of hotels, this spot had great coffee and FRESH morning pastries, both sweet and savory. Only one staff person spoke some English, but it was still easy to communicate as they were very helpful, despite being busy.

Thank Anne O
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47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

Just had some fantastic bread rolls with tuna and mixta (ham and cheese). The bread was crunchy on the outside and made for a delicious, simple and inexpensive lunch. There must be 50 different pastries and cakes here too for the sweet tooth. Recommended.

Thank TravellingKimW
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2015

Staff helpful, food fresh and reasonably priced with wide range of englsh dishes on the menu - especially breakfasts. Very near to COimbra A train station.

Thank 801Julia365
Lisbon, Portugal
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2015

I ate a fish soup there very good as well as the cakes. A window of cakes makes you mouth watering. The only thing i have to make remark is that the people attending tables have a very sad look...all of them! Visited february 2015

Thank PatriciaR5
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85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

A wonderful choice of beautiful cakes, for those who have a sweet tooth, not to be missed. The unassuming shop front and decor, hide the delicious contents. If you appreciated cake (as clearly the Portuguese do) this is a good place to get a very reasonably priced drink and cake.

Thank felicityma
Columbus, OH
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84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place when walking from our hotel to the parking garage. I saw the reviews on Trip Advisor and decided to give it a try. It was amazing. We had 2 meat filled pastries for lunch....one like a pepperoni roll and another like a ham and cheese croissant. Both were so good. We also got a Nata... More 

Thank ColumbusTravelers87

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, Portuguese
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:15 - 20:30
07:15 - 20:30
07:15 - 20:30
07:15 - 20:30
07:15 - 20:30
07:15 - 20:30
07:15 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Fernao de Magalhaes n 22 | Coimbra, Coimbra 3000-171, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Coimbra District  >  Coimbra
  • Phone Number: +351 239 833 304
Pastelaria ArcoIris is a traditional bakery boutique and pastry. Full of tasty Portuguese specialties, made with high quality ingredients, Pastelaria ArcoIris is one of the most famous pastries in the region, and an absolutely 'must visit' for travelers.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?