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Saudade

Avenida Doutor Miguel Bombarda 6, Sintra 2710-590, Portugal
+351 21 242 8804
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (49 reviews)
“scones” (110 reviews)
“panini” (60 reviews)
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Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Avenida Doutor Miguel Bombarda 6, Sintra 2710-590, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 862 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a lovely little cafe, it can get quite busy but the staff do their best to keep on top of it and are very attentive. We went for breakfast and you must try the scone, it’s huge but it tastes amazing. Recommend to...More

Thank Tommytee1874
Reviewed 5 days ago

We got sandwiches, salads, and soups for lunch, and they were all very delicious. But, the chocolate chocolate chocolate pie here is TO DIE FOR. I wish I had bought three thousand slices of it. I thought about it for days afterward - I wish...More

Thank sargar69
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place with amazing ambiance. Big selection of snacks and sweets. The service is very good and prices are very good. If you want to have a nice desert in a very cool place this is the spot. Highly recommended.

Thank Ifigenia P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you visit Sintra you should definitively visit this cafe. Very friendly and personable service with simple menu, outstanding deserts snd coffee and very inexpensive.

Thank Alex P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This café was attached to our hotel so we had breakfast there every morning and it was brilliant! Fresh juice and pastries and fruit etc. Very satisfying and high-quality. We also ate there once later in the day and had two excellent salads. A nice...More

Thank antoniaCalifornia
Mary P, Owner at Saudade, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So wonderful to hear about your positive experience at our café. Thank you and we wish you Happy Travels! Obrigado!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there for breakfast. The Food was very delicious and the variety was also very good. The Prices are also good. Even if the cafe is very famous, the Prices are still moderate. The cafe itself is also beautiful. Enough places offered. And staff...More

Thank Kübra H
Mary P, Owner at Saudade, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review of our café and staff. We are happy you were satisfied with your experience. Muito Obrigado!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A busy but well managed cafe. These guys were friendly and professional. Good delicious vegetarian choice, goid coffee and the strawberry cheesecake was to die for. Thanks!!!

Thank NZRoamer169
Mary P, Owner at Saudade, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Oh! Yeah you liked our cheesecake! Happy, Happy are we! It is yummy :) Happy Travels. Muito Obrigado to you also!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic eatery just five minutes from the railway sation. We had yomped down the mountain from the Moorish Castle and were in need of a cold beer. A table in the shade , a fantastic waitress and two cold beers later and...More

Thank yandinazetland
Mary P, Owner at Saudade, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! Muito Obrigado! We are so happy that we were able to give you respite from your travels in lovely Sintra! Just perfect! Happy Travels.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only came in for a coffee and had hears lots of good reviews about this place, we wanted to stay and eat but had to get the train so we ordered two coffees, 25 minutes later they arrived and we had 5 minutes to...More

Thank Sylv R
Mary P, Owner at Saudade, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry about the wait and "busyness". We try really hard to accommodate everyone and our space is not an easy one to manage as it has many rooms "labyrinth" like but very cool. We hope someday you are able to visit and we provide a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were told to take a seat (by 2 different servers) and then studiously ignored by 4 employees, including the 2, for 15 minutes. Unbelievable.More

1  Thank Lanidracl
Mary P, Owner at Saudade, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I think I responded to you in Google as well. May 28 was one of the busiest days of the month of May 2018. It was overwhelming for our staff and very confusing. Our staff is very conscientious of providing good and respectful service. It...More

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6 December 2017|
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Dear Alhoapiapia We are open on Dec 31, 2017 from 8pm to 4pm Yes, we serve ligth meals. Soap, Quiche, salads, toasted sandwiches, etc etc Thanks Luís Pereira manager
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 22
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Street Parking
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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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