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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
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Updated 04/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 04/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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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
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Cafe, Healthy
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking
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Reviewed 5 September 2020 via mobile

We loved everything about this place. Went for a breakfast and everything was delicious: salmon sandwich, cheesecake, coffee, fresh juice, yogurt. Interior is great, but the staff is the best:) When leaving we wanted to take pastel de nata with us, but we accidentally dropped...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 6 July 2020 via mobile

Delicious vegetarian ( but also not vegetarian) food !! The sandwiches are very big and the Sintra pasteis are amazing ! The people are so nice and friendly , would definitely recommend visiting this place !

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 21 June 2020

Very nice cafeteria with excellent service.Very nice and cozy atmosphere. Charming decor. Huge menu selection. The food and drinks were fresh and absolutely delicious. Very good coffee. The staff are also great and the prices are good. After a wonderful day on the walk, this...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 9 March 2020 via mobile

Excellent experience from the entrance to the food and wine... wonderful hostess. The restaurant is lovely and we have had lunch many times and every time has been great! Enjoy!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 5 March 2020

After couple of years we came back to this place and were very pleased to see it hasn't changed. The best apple pie ever is still there, as well as the most chocolaty cake you've ever seen. And the atmosphere is like in your grandma's...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 3 March 2020

We stopped here on our way back to the train station after a lovely day wandering around beautiful Sintra. The decor was quirky and there were little rooms off the main area. The service was very good with the lady taking the time to describe...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 22 February 2020

My wife and I ate breakfast there for 3 days because it was included with our stay at the chalet. Every morning we were greeted with smiling young ladies as we entered the shop. The food was delicious and we liked it so much we...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 20 January 2020 via mobile

Restaurant is open early for wonderful pastries and coffee. Friendly service and atmosphere. Good croissants!

Date of visit: January 2020
Mary P, Owner at Saudade, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2020

Thank you so much ChristineS983! Happy Travels. Mary

Reviewed 19 January 2020 via mobile

Good tastes, great quality. Eat good portuguese food, in a good price. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone visits the area.

Date of visit: January 2020
Mary P, Owner at Saudade, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2020

Dear Panagiotisk703, Thank you so much for your kind words about our café. Happy Travels

Reviewed 13 January 2020

Great pit stop before and after walking around Sintra. Good selection of snack, pastries and great coffee. Service with a smile

Date of visit: January 2020
Mary P, Owner at Saudade, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2020

Hello DavidgK3816WU Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our café! Happy Travels. Mary

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Gagan K
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Response from rost724 | Reviewed this property |
I’m vegetarian and had no difficulty They are very accommodating
8 March 2018|
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Response from Michèle M | Reviewed this property |
I apologize for not seeing your question before now. I hope if the restaurant was open and you went, you were not disappointed. I know they are usually open on a Sunday. Again, my apologies for not seeing your question prior... More
6 December 2017|
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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Frequently Asked Questions about Saudade

  • Yes, Saudade offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Saudade offers delivery services.

  • Yes, Saudade is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

  • Saudade is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5