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Cafe Santa Cruz

Praca 8 de Maio, Coimbra 3000-300, Portugal
+351 239 833 617
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good48%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, Portuguese, European
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Praca 8 de Maio, Coimbra 3000-300, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were just arrived in Coimbra, and looking for a piace to have breakfast. So we found this cafè by the igreja de santa cruz!! Really nice and with a great view on the square. A lot of pastries and good coffees 😋

Thank CPa94
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here to see a free fado concert and we were very glad we did. The singer, Diniz, has a great voice and the two guys playing the guitar did a great job too. The cafe used to be a church. Not to be...More

Thank degtravel
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We chose this place for afternoon coffee and tea based on its TA ranking. I was very impressed with the building (although it's not wearing too well), but the coffee was a real disappointment - my least good to date in Portugal, even making allowances...More

Thank GrumpsDC
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

The cafe is a great place to sit outside and watch the world go by. They have tasty pastries that are baked by nuns. In he evenings they have a free fado performance. The night I went, there was a singer and 2 guitarists. They...More

Thank ImeldaMario
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Great people watching from patio. One waiter ran his ____ off but couldn't keep up. I sat for over 20 mins before I got a beer. The sandwich was amazing for its meagreness. Inside space looks lovely. More staff as well.

Thank dickanddoug
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Being attracted by the impressive location and interior, we visited this establishment during our stay in Coimbra. The pastries were bland and seemed to be passed their sell-by date, and the coffee was mediocre. Service was unenthusiastic. Many significantly better cafes in Coimbra.

Thank jurgen s
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

I was shocked when we received €15 bill for a bottle of house wine. That's nearly London price and definitely the most expensive house wine I ever had in Portugal. But overall atmosphere was nice...

Thank tadas_juozonis
Reviewed 31 May 2017

I ate rather light in Coimbra, as I was recovering from a stomach bug. While some of the places I chose as eateries were less than stellar, this place was an exception. The waitstaff, all older men who seemed to live there, were very professional...More

Thank DottoreGianni
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

A special building, atmospheric inside and outside. The serving was okay and quick, and the food was fresh. Although I couldn't feel anything special here. It's very well situated and it's quit comfortable enjoying a coffee on the terrace while watching the people on the...More

Thank 936erikah
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

This place is the social hub of coimbra, great inside and out and the best place to listen to fado and other local music, and its free. Dont forget to try a cruzios cake speciality of this cafe. I could hang out here for hours.

Thank SeahorseWales
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praca 8 de Maio, Coimbra 3000-300, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Coimbra District  >  Coimbra
  • Phone Number: +351 239 833 617
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