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Cafe Embaixador

Rua Sampaio Bruno 5-11, Porto 4000-440, Portugal
+351 22 205 4182
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good49%
  • Average23%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“francesinha” (12 reviews)
“cakes” (4 reviews)
“bacalhau” (3 reviews)
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07:00 - 22:00All hours
Cafe, European, Portuguese
Rua Sampaio Bruno 5-11, Porto 4000-440, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 45 reviews

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

A real pleasure to be seated quickly and served quickly! This is a place the locals eat at and we had a nice dinner here - and returned the next morning for breakfast. Service lightening fast and €4 for a half-sized bottle of good wine...More

Thank JonPgh206
Reviewed 7 August 2017

As a local, until I was about 18 years old, I had never tasted the incredible Francesinha. Until my friends dragged me out of my home, into this place and made me eat one. I can assure you, I have no regrets about agreeing to...More

1  Thank FredericoCReis
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This is the place where i eat for the first time Francesinha + caldo verde. It is popular for tourist and for local people also. The location is perfect. The atmosphere is like in all other self services restaurants. The staff is not rigid or...More

Thank Vlad V
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

The cafe served tasty francesinha. The sauce had just the right amount of salt and spice. The portion was generous and two of us shared one. They divided for us into two plates. The fresh orange juice was sweet. A very satisfying snack or light...More

Thank MayL2012
Reviewed 2 July 2017

This place was recommended to us as a good place to try the local dish, Francesinhas. Their menu is in several languages and the service was very good and friendly too. The portion size of the dish is generous and very filling. the sauce is...More

Thank seafare74
Reviewed 28 June 2017

I want to give a shout out for the Embaixador. In a tourist part of town it resolutely serves no frills food for people, including staff from nearby shops and offices. For those of a certain age, the decor takes us straight back 50 years...More

1  Thank charlestownboy
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This restaurant/cafe about a five minute walk from the train station. Food looks good and the toilets that are downstairs are clean and fresh. Easy to use as I did without eating!

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely bacalhau cakes!!! Fresh and tasty! Lovely atmosphere..and music! Big space..can come for dinner as well!

Thank Meisiemens
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

This is not a gourmet restaurant, but the food is good and inexpensive. The staff was extremely friendly. The service was fast and the prices were more than fair. Healthy and unassuming food. Two chicken fillet dinners with streamed vegetables, potatoes, wine and water. Total...More

Thank Lavakids2003
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This place is very accessible and friendly, food choices are quite plentiful and keeps a decent standard

Thank Jimmy_Swe
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maria elisa M
11 January 2017|
Response from FrankWirral | Reviewed this property |
Honestly cannot remember. May be better contacting the café directly. Do they have their own website?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Sampaio Bruno 5-11, Porto 4000-440, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 22 205 4182
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