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Saudade

Avenida Doutor Miguel Bombarda 6, Sintra 2710-590, Portugal
+351 21 242 8804
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (46 reviews)
“scones” (109 reviews)
“panini” (60 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Avenida Doutor Miguel Bombarda 6, Sintra 2710-590, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food. A wonderful and tasteful brunch!!! Good customer service and a mix of cultures in such a portuguese history location. Great customer service and portuguese learner, the Estonian lady who I wish to know the name. Great effort !

Thank João R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice vintage place with nice food. Close to the train station which makes it even more convenient. Recommended

1  Thank Camila M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So grateful to TripAdvisor for this recommendation. We loved the décor, the food, the friendly service and the overall “quirkiness” of the place. We were in Sintra for 3 nights and ate 3 lunches, 1 early dinner and a take-away lunch during our stay so...More

Thank SengaMilne
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Warm and pleasant atmosphere. Good service. Ham Panini and white wine hit the spot on a very cool damp day.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They are serious about food and their coffees. Everything served was of great quality and taste. It is a short walk from the train station so a good place to load up before heading for the queues at the palace/ castle.

Thank Sin-Kwan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful cup of looseleaf tea. And the snacks are great. One star off bc they ran out of scones. But honestly this place is great. It’s super cozy and has yummy treats.

1  Thank jexenia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a day of sightseeing, stopped at this cafe only to walk out 15 minutes after being ignored by waiters... Bathrooms were DISGUSTING. Seriously BAD...avoid.More

2  Thank roseferreira
Luís P, Owner at Saudade, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Rosa Ferreira Lamentamos que a sua experiência não tenha sido aquela que esperava ter. Dia 25 de Março, domingo antes da Páscoa, o café estava cheio ("a transbordar") de clientes. Por vezes quando a casa está cheia e por nossa limitação e cansaço, as coisas...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here twice, once for a late light lunch and the next day for coffee and pastry. Both times were enjoyable. The coffees actually taste like coffee, and the sandwiches are loaded with pork/ham. The pastries are great also. It is a family friendly place,...More

Thank FromAway67
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

After our visit to the castle and before heading back to Lisbon we took a little walk and stumbled onto this place. I had the Sardine Panini and my wife had the vegetarian sandwich. They both were great! I had a large Americano and my...More

Thank PY H
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Great Vegetarian options. AMAZING Apple pie. Away from all of the pricey tourist traps yet just a short walk from downtown. Support local business. Eat here

Thank Matthew M
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5 December 2017|
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Response from Luís P | Property representative |
Dear Alhoapiapia We are open on Dec 31, 2017 from 8pm to 4pm Yes, we serve ligth meals. Soap, Quiche, salads, toasted sandwiches, etc etc Thanks Luís Pereira manager
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Street Parking
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Monday
8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday
8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday
8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday
8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday
8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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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