Went in the afternoon and the queue for takeaway was long, but I went inside to sit at one of their many, many tables. There was a small queue to be seated but it moved fast. Ordered some small pastries including a sausage roll, which were all good, but of course the stars were the 2 custard tarts! Thin, very crispy, slightly burnt shell with a nice consistency of the filling. Got a six pack to take away, having them for breakfast for the next 3 days. They do get increasingly soggy but 3 days later they still tasted wonderful with some cinnamon and icing sugar. Believe the hype! Delicious.
The most famous place for Portuguese egg custard. Pretty cheap but the main price tag is indeed queuing. With grit and determination, we managed to get in, enjoyed the big classically Portuguese dinning hall. Staff speak fluent English, amazingly friendly and have great sense of humor. The best part of course is this Portuguese egg tart pastry with a crispy golden shell and creamy custard filling 😋😋😋A wonderful pastry for tea/coffee time. We had a great time there and definitely would recommend 👍🏻👍🏻
Very nice, must do attraction. Don’t go for take away. Just walk in to find a table. There are many rooms with tables and it is much faster. From your table you can order and later take some pastries with you as well. The menu with snacks and pastries is large. Unfortunately many things were sold out, but we came for the Pasteis de Belem and were not disappointed :)
Best custard tart ever! On our way to Belem Tower, we saw the line and decided to check it out. The line was for take-out. They have 400 seats, so if you are eating in, just go into the cafe and not stand in line. We ordered several savory items and the custard tarts. It was so tasty, filling not too sweet and the kick was the crusty bottom (almost burnt bottom crust) giving it a crunch! Live it so much we took away some and hand carried them the whole afternoon while site seeing. A must try!
Pastry was delicious- so if you're coming to take away and don't mind a very lengthy line you will enjoy. Unfortunately my group and I dined in and though we were seated immediately, the service here was some of the worst I've ever experienced. Took a very long time for someone to actually take our order (after being seated at a table that hadn't even been cleared) and when they finally did we were served with grunts to acknowledge what we wanted and not a smile in the place. When we tried to move the dirty dishes from our table to another, one of the other servers told us not to- but didn't bother to actually take them for us! I'll be getting my tarts from the city next time