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Saudade

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Avenida Doutor Miguel Bombarda 6, Sintra 2710-590, Portugal
+351 21 242 8804
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Sydney, Australia
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99 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little cafe near train station. Friendly service from the wonderful Cuban waiter " Yunieski".... See you again.......Sintra a romantic town!

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Thank Rosedwards
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyd this restaurant. This place is perfect to get a good breakfast! Great service from the Cuban waiter.

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Suwanee, Georgia, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for coffee and a treat to warm us up and had a wonderful time thanks to the delicious food, coffee and a handsome Cuban waiter:-) Definitely going to come back again and again. The ambiance is lovely and so are the people. I had the local bread toasted with butter and my husband had a croissant with... More 

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Thank Dawn B
Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in Sintra at the Saudade Chalet. We had a lovely room overlooking the forest. We could hear owls hooting at night from our king sized bed when we left the shutters open. The staff were all really friendly and helpful. If you arrive by train you don't need to call a taxi. It is down the road and... More 

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Thank CatherineCharnell
Lisbon, Portugal
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I stopped in the "cheesecake factory" for delicious coffee, scones and croissants. Our charming (understatement) Cuban host, Yunieski, offered his pitcher biceps for a squeeze in case we would miss the chance to see him play in Lisbon. Don't miss Saudade.

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Thank jtfanjoy
portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here twice on recent visit. Coffee ( huge mug!) and toast for breakfast- one portion of toast feeds 2 as there are eight pieces! Second visit we had the fruit and yoghurt and raisin toast - lovely - and very friendly staff who speak English!

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Thank jeniggy
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

This quaint cafe is just outside the sintra train station. A beautiful, tranquil place to stop after a Day of hiking and sightseeing. The Cuban host was the best, warm and welcoming and made every effort to ensure each customer is happy. I had the traditional Sintra dessert with an americano but the menu is quite broad with a good... More 

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Bangalore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

A true gem of a place in Sintra, we went for lunch and ordered sandwiches which were prepared to perfection with wonderful toppings. The bread is baked locally and fresh. They also have a wide selection of desserts done tastefully. Service is warm.

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guayaquil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

So far now during my holidays in Lisbon i have tasted the most delicious cheesecake . It is completely perfection .

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Thank negrita20
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Was warmly greeted and served by the Cuban host. Peasant panini was best I've ever had. Rich and creamy soup with fresh herbs...you can taste the quality. Fresh loose leaf teas and frothy cappuccinos. Would highly recommend when in Sintra.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 20
Cuisine
Cafe, European, Portuguese, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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