A must try when visiting Lisbon. Apparently they use the “official” recipe for the famous custard tart. They have the tart everywhere in Lisbon, but here you should get the original. They have table service, but they wait can be long, so I recommend just standing in line and buying them for take away. Here they can also have quite a line, but the wait is not bad. Another plus is that you get the tart warm with cinnamon and powdered sugar.
WHAT TO TRY?? Their Portuguese tarts!! Rated one of the best, if not the best tarts in Portugal. They are the oldest pastry shop to make the Portuguese tart and used the original formula to make the tarts. In the summer time I can see this shop having long lines but it’s worth it. The lines go by quickly so don’t fret. Very crispy tart shells and freshly served to order. The egg and custard mix of the tart emphasizes on the egg taste. Sweet but not too sweet. Just right. LAST TIP?! You can eat the tart on its own and it will taste just as good. Or you can spice things up and add some cinnamon or icing that comes in packets with the tart and sprinkle on top!!
The interior was much bigger than I expected. There are much more tables inside. It's a very busy place given it's a tourist attraction. They have a queue for the table and once you are seated, you need to wait a bit of time for the waiter to take the order. It's understandable though since a lot of people come here. We ordered some custard tarts and cappuccino. The custard tart melts in your mouth and is tenfold better than the ones I tasted in Macau. They have cinnamon and powdered sugar available on the table. My Portuguese friend advised that the way to eat the custard tart is to sprinkle some cinnamon on top.
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!☕👍
Nicely friendly staff. Excellent Pasteis de Belem (Pasteis de Nata) - I had three. Wifey had two chicken pies, but these are small pies, about the same size as the Pasteis de Nata, so could easily fit on the palm of your hand. Definitely worth a visit. Note that the queue outside seems to be for people who want take away. As we wanted to sit we just wandered in through one of the entrances and looked for a table (sometimes you have to be quick!). Mind you it was about 8.30pm rather than peak times.