Just minutes from Lisbon’s popular shopping area, Chiado, Manteigaria is best described as an egg tart bar. The Art Nouveau building, once a butter shop, has only a counter and a kitchen. From eight in the morning until midnight, a mix of tourists and locals eat their egg tarts at the counter, while on the other side of the plexiglass, bakers roll, shape, and fill new tarts. Every time a new batch comes out of the oven, a bell rings.
Simply the best Nata i've ever had the pleasure of eating. Hot from the oven, crisp on the outside, velvety smooth and creamy custard. Full of flavour, not too sweet, not too chewy, not too hot - just perfection. Would go back to Lisbon almost solely to eat these Nata.
There can be a queue to get these, if you go in the morning or in the evening though I found there was little or no queue. They are also very efficient, so you don't have to wait long even if there is a queue. Best to have the correct change ready and waiting so you don't hold everyone up ;)
What more is there to say-pop in, pay your 1EUR, sprinkle on some cinnamon and enjoy heaven on earth. Grab a coffee while you're there for .70EUR more. Nothing not to love-they're always warm and fresh because they can barely make them fast enough to keep up with demand. And its central spot means you'll find yourself dropping by every time you're in the area. It's ok-the hills burn off the calories!
The Portuguese tarts are amazing and not very expensive at all. The people here were very warm. Its a great place to get yourself a cup of coffee and Portuguese tarts, sit back and watch the whole operation unfold in front of you.
Delicious traditional egg custard pastries in tiny little shop. Like most things in Europe, incredibly cheap at 1 euro each! Would give 5 stars, but didn't get to try their café espresso for total experience.
Amazing pastries! Warm, buttery, flaky crust, and just the right amount of sweetness.
The staff were also very friendly.
The shop itself is small, but it's well decorated. There are even windows where you can watch the pastries being made. Located just up the street from the Baixa-Chiado metro stop and along the 28 tram line.
I'd highly recommend this place to everyone who goes to Lisbon.