Pasteis de Nata, deliciously soft, sweet, custard tarts, are a cult in Lisbon. And one place is the undisputed master of making them. In Belem, just off the waterfront, is the Antiga Confeitaria de Belem - a blue and white-tiled temple to eggs, cream sugar and pastry. Their 170-year-old recipe is of course, a guarded secret, divulged to only three chefs at any one time. The result is delicious - perfectly browned, with individualism catered for with sachets of icing sugar and cinnamon. Turning out 16,000 tarts a day, and every one hand-made, this is worth a trip to Portugal alone.
Must visit famous Portuguese pastry shop in Belem, Lisbon.👌 Large airy halls house a piece of history on each wall. The whole ambience is old school starting from the construction to the furniture. Neat clean and well maintained shop.Tried their famous tarts and hot chocolate. Tasty and wholesome dishes freshly baked and served hot. Quality and quantity is good. The staff is courteous and helpful. Reasonably priced and a wide variety of cakes, bakes and confectioneries on offer. You will be spoilt for choice. Our local friend made it easy for us by helping us choose the best stuff! All In all a memorable experience!☕👍
Amazing egg tart with extensive history. Apparently the first place to create the tart. Definitely must-try and visit when you're in Lisbon. Don't be intimidated by the queue because the service was extremely quick. There are also a lot of seats inside so you should be able to find some seats. However, I felt this was the second best egg tart that I had. Personally I prefer Manteigaria. But you should try both.
It’s a wonder that this place doesn’t disappoint despite the massive crowds. The store itself is beautifully elegant and worth dining in. The pasteis are heavenly, with a slightly thicker crusts from its contemporaries and a sweeter custard. The mix is definitely a unique combination. Expect to wait around 20 minutes for a table on weekends. 2 Pasteis and an espresso only set you back 3€. Staff are friendly enough but they rush to serve everyone so don’t expect a lot of personalized care.
The best pastel de Nata in Portugal!
Amazing place for an amazing price. You don't have to stand in a queue outside like a mindless sheep. You can sit inside as there are easily over 200 sitting places. Service is great! Efficient, smart, quick and kind enough. The food is delicious beyond understanding. The cafe dates back to early 1800 so it's quite a piece of history too. To be in Lisbon and not visit this place is a sin :)
These little pastries were way better than we expected them to be. Also, the coffee was fantastic. We just got coffee with milk and it was probably the best I've had in Europe.
Also, as a tip, the long line you see outside is for takeout service. Just walk in and find a table, sit down, and enjoy not having to wait.