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Cafe Santa Cruz

Praca 8 de Maio, Coimbra 3000-300, Portugal
+351 239 833 617
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good48%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

I came in the morning on a Sunday. It was pretty slow but it's a large and inviting space. The wifi is strong and it works pretty good. The coffee is good and they get to you quickly. Later in the evening they have fado...More

Thank mrportland
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Fresh orange really good. Good selection of ports, coffee good, prices fare and service fast and friendly even putting up with my poor Portuguese.

Thank single-dad-glos
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The room is special but not that nicely decorated and the famous cruzios are really nice but not that special either.

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The place definitely tells a story.... While you are having a nice breakfast, or at least a coffee, you can enjoy this amazing building with so much history. A bunch of locals hanging out in there is always a good sign :)

Thank CTC07
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic
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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