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Confeitaria do Bolhao

#51 of 1,521 Places to Eat in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
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Rua Formosa 339, Porto 4000-252, Portugal
+351 22 339 5220
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Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

You point or say what you'd like at the counter, they box and weigh then give you a barcode which you take to the cash desk to pay. They had run out of nata tarts when i arrived but if you wait 20 mins or so they produce more from the oven. All hot and soft, and genuinely morish. Not... More 

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Thank Louise E
Rome, Italy
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't miss it if you visit Porto... Many different types of amazing bread! Many nice cakes... the staff is super kind and very quick.

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Thank AndreaScriboni
Radom, Poland
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have just found this place by a chance and it was a perfect spot to get breakfast and a good cofee. The staff is really helpful especially the guy with stars tattooed on his arms. When I asked about some Portugese spacialty he told the whole story of it and taught me how to pronounce "Bolo Rei" correctly. In... More 

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Thank Kinga1502
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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671 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

A MUST place in beautiful Oporto. Founded in 1896 it is an institution. Expensive cork packaging/fridge magnet bars of chocolate from memory E7 make excellent gifts and are for sale at the entrance. Pastries galore. A pricy eating area at the back for lunch. Central location. Highly recommended.

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Thank Jilliana R
costa mesa
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240 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Excellent, authentic and beautiful cafe/bistro with amazing food and pastries, excellent soups and sandwiches, highly recommend the Turkey sandwiches, dont leave Porto without trying this beautiful lunch spot.

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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Great for lunch,Soups are delicious I had Broccoli and Almond Wow,Cakes are home made and deliciously moorish, I see it is listed as number one on trip adviser as I write , And so it is ,

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Thank itso1
The Hague, The Netherlands
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92 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

this is a beautiful cafe/bakery. fine cakes, typical portuguese pastries in a beautiful setting! the staff is very friendly everything is freshly made! the fresh juices are amazing and so is everything actually.....

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Thank suicideangel3000
Boston
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133 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

As it was a short walk from my hotel, I had breakfast there daily. What a treat.....terrific prices and the quality of the food was amazing.....although it was across from the Bolhao Market, the patrons were almost all locals. Please visit this place....perfect for a Coffee (Bica) and a Pastais. Very Highly Recommended......

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Thank paul274Boston
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Everything we tasted was delicious! In this place you have so many choices that you have to go several times in order to taste everything. Very clean and friendly lades served us. Low prices. More than value for money!

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Thank Sofia S
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

On the ground floor there is pastry shop and cafe, the restaurant is located downstairs. As for the price we payed we had very good filling lunch. There was quick and good service, but not quite speaking English. The quality of the food was good enough as for the price. Although The interior style is just ordinary, don't expect anything... More 

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Thank Jakub C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
Cafe, European, Portuguese
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Formosa 339, Porto 4000-252, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 22 339 5220

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?