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“Charming, good food”
Review of Saudade

Saudade
Ranked #2 of 260 Restaurants in Sintra
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$21
Cuisines: Cafe, Soups
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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.
Horsham, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Charming, good food”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

As their description states, the building used to house the pastry factory. That make for some interesting architecture. Aside from that the food is wonderful and staff delightful. Short walk down the hill from the train and/or bus station.

  • Visited June 2014
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Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A visit at least once a month ”
Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

I love Sintra and the place there to eat a breakfast, brunch or A snack is Saudade. Great food, good price, very nice and cosy, you always have a table even on a day of summer when the town is too crowded. Love it.

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London, United Kingdom
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“Authentic,not touristy”
Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

Saudade is a long established cafe/restaurant in quirky rococo style. It and the staff have charm and hospitality in abundance. Close to a bus terminal and the upper train station it is, with its varied and interesting menu and wine list, an enjoyable respite from the many tacky or overpriced and over ambitious restaurants that one finds in popular towns like this.

Visited July 2014
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“Great food right beside bus station”
Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

I was a little apprehensive going into a restaurant beside Sintra Bus Station for brunch but we were all starving and decided to chance it.We needn't have worried.The food was all homemade,wholesome,tasty food.The restaurant has a slightly hippie feel to it and that's a compliment.Good, natural food and friendly ambience.Pleasantly surprised.

  • Visited July 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Go! Amazing dessert and lunch”
Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

Stopped for a bite after taking the train from Lisbon and before heading to castles. Could have spent the day here! Wifi available. Desserts are a must. Sandwiches are delicious. Enjoy!

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