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Avenida Doutor Miguel Bombarda 6, Sintra 2710-590, Portugal
+351 21 242 8804
08:30 - 20:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This quaint cafe is just outside the sintra train station. A beautiful, tranquil place to stop after a Day of hiking and sightseeing. The Cuban host was the best, warm and welcoming and made every effort to ensure each customer is happy. I had the traditional Sintra dessert with an americano but the menu is quite broad with a good... More 

Thank E D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A true gem of a place in Sintra, we went for lunch and ordered sandwiches which were prepared to perfection with wonderful toppings. The bread is baked locally and fresh. They also have a wide selection of desserts done tastefully. Service is warm.

Thank hellositara
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So far now during my holidays in Lisbon i have tasted the most delicious cheesecake . It is completely perfection .

Thank negrita20
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was warmly greeted and served by the Cuban host. Peasant panini was best I've ever had. Rich and creamy soup with fresh herbs...you can taste the quality. Fresh loose leaf teas and frothy cappuccinos. Would highly recommend when in Sintra.

Thank Emily J S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can not get enough of breakfast in this lovely cafe. Welcoming, and fantastic food. The perfect place to start the Sintra visit.

Thank Patricia R
Providence, RI
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely breakfast spot! We especially liked chatting with the affable Cuban server. He is a gem.

Thank jykung
Lund, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Home made light & nice food all day long & Sundays Brunch. Very close to the Sintra railway station & parking places you find this Welcoming Romantic Bohemian Café.

Thank Margaretha F
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I had to look up a translation for the word "saudade" and it is... untranslatable as a single word. But it is the feeling of missing something, and that's the perfect description for my feelings for this place. Saudade is a lovely cafe in Sintra, where the staff are very accommodating even to those of us who have zero Portuguese... More 

3 Thank GLSBirmingham
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Nice place, good food and service. I was there for breakfast. Had a good sandwich with some local pastry sweets.

Thank Marius D
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Good spot for lunch, reasonably priced with great tasting coffee. Appreciated the care taken when I explained I had a nut allergy, making Eating out an enjoyable experience for once.

Thank Kirsty12330

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Cafe, European, Portuguese, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:30 - 20:00
08:30 - 20:00
08:30 - 20:00
08:30 - 20:00
08:30 - 20:00
08:30 - 20:00
08:30 - 20:00
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
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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