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Saudade

Avenida Doutor Miguel Bombarda 6, Sintra 2710-590, Portugal
+351 21 242 8804
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (38 reviews)
“scones” (63 reviews)
“panini” (51 reviews)
Open Now
08:30 - 20:00All hours
CUISINES
Cafe, European, Portuguese, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Avenida Doutor Miguel Bombarda 6, Sintra 2710-590, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Cafe Saudade is just outside the station so why not wait until you arrive then eat. Prices are reasonable & I bet you won't meet too many Cubans in town. Yuenieski gave us the warmest welcome & the best service. Try the raisin bread toast...More

Thank Poppy W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent breakfast here and staff are so accommodating! We were here twice and both times enjoyed the food. Very convenient to the train station as well.

Thank kathysimas
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I happened upon this cafe (which I believe is connected or associated with a hotel) while searching for my morning coffee. It was one of the earliest to open in Sintra at 8:30. Upon my arrival I was greeted warmly by a gentlemen who offered...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely lunch in a quaint cafe . Panini delicious and salads tasty. Waiter Juni was extremely helpful and friendly

Thank lesley m
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the breakfast and the service from a cuban guy! Thanks, man! Завтрак из 5 перемен блюд :))) впечатлил :)))

Thank Денис Я
Reviewed 5 days ago

We came to SIntra for 2 days stayed as the Chalet Saudade and enjoyed our breakfast at this cafe. The place is very unique and beautiful the Cuban host was very warm and welcoming, Highly recommended.

Thank LIORA G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous interior and interesting art for sale but the food is nothing extraordinary, service is a bit on the slow side. It is very expensive for Portuguese standards and it can get quite busy due to the huge influx of tourists in the area. I...More

Thank Renata L
Luís P, Owner at Saudade, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago
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Olá Renata Thank you for the time and interest in evaluating our space. We are happy with the title of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this charming cafe with my partner and our mothers during a day trip to Sintra. The coffee was delicious, but what stood out most about our stay was our server. I unfortunately forget his name, but he was enthusiastic, efficient, and a great...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the Café Saudade. We ate breakfast there every morning as part of our 6 night stay at the Chalet Saudade. It is warm, cozy and friendly. Breakfast is excellent. They had the best coffee of three weeks in Portugal. The Chalet breakfast is...More

Thank mrdduck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in here after getting off the train from lisbon upon finding here on trip advisor. We were met with smiling and friendly staff you were very polite and helpful We ordered the custard tart as most others travellers had done previously and were not...More

Thank Morgan R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$21
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 20:00
Monday
08:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 20:00
Thursday
08:30 - 20:00
Friday
08:30 - 20:00
Saturday
08:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Doutor Miguel Bombarda 6, Sintra 2710-590, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Sintra Municipality  >  Sintra
  • Phone Number: +351 21 242 8804
  • E-mail
Description
Where Cafe Saudade now stands, there used to be housed the historical Queijadas da Mathilde cheesecake factory from 1888 to 1974.These queijadas de Sintra (cheesecakes) were a favorite of King Ferdinand II (who restored the Pena Palace). During the 3rd quarter of the 19th century, the king gave the factory founder a stamp marked Mathilde, to brand the cheesecakes bound for the royal family.The Cafe Saudade was restored and preserved over a year long renovation in 2008 and opened in the summer of 2009. Recycled and regional materials and resources were used to create an environment that authentic. We pride ourselves for this and and for the fact that our team offers the best service they can.The spaces of the old cheesecake factory are today a cultural reference in Sintra's recent historical background. Its preservation allows us a glimpse into the ancient manufacturing process of the typical queijada de Sintra.Wander through the "Saudade Labyrinth" and fall in love with Sintra. Visit our Art Gallery and explore the various rooms with pieces of furniture that we restored with love and care, and in which we have handcrafts for sale. We host literary gatherings, jazz and fado concerts and other cultural activities.
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