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“Touristy but well worth a visit”
Review of Cafe Majestic

Cafe Majestic
Ranked #4 of 26 Coffee & Tea in Porto
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 20 November 2013

Such a famous café cannot be missed on a visit to Porto. The hype around the café might be a bit overrated however the experience was a pleasant one. Compared to local standards the prices at majestic are high but it is comparable to many cities in Europe. I had a café au lait and a Pastel de nata which together cost 6euros. The Pastel de nata was larger then any of the other cafes in the area and was cooked to perfection. The coffe was strong. We had a long wait before any service but the place was busy and there were only a few staff serving all the tables. The old world charm is still visible and it is easy to imagine the café at its height around its opening in 1929. The story of the café is printed on the place mats. A neat little corner of history.

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Reviewed 11 November 2013

If you want a good coffee in attractive surroundings, then the Café Majestic dating from 1921 (original name Elite Café) is the place to go. It still has the charm of the Belle Epoque which is why it is a bit of a magnet for tourists and the prices are higher than elsewhere. Still, 2.50€ was not going to kill me for a coffee mid-morning and I enjoyed the peaceful atmoshphere inside while watching the world rush by outside. I returned with friends around 6.00 pm and a pianist was tinkling the keys. We didn't eat there, but had an apéritif & some olives. Very pleasant if a little pricey. By the way, my evening wine cost quite a bit less than it would in a pub in the UK!

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Reviewed 9 November 2013

This is not really a great place to eat. I kind of liken it to Serendipity in New York--it's a place people go because it's a scene, but there's nothing really worthwhile, and it's quite expensive. I wanted to sit down, and it was on our "hit list," so we went. I had the special Porto sandwich--the Francesina--and it was particularly gross.

Probably because it was busy, the service was terrible--it's not really an excuse. It was a nice day, though.

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Reviewed 6 November 2013

We ate here on our first night in Porto at the recommendation of our B&B. It was great. The restaurant was very busy, being a Saturday evening, and had great atmosphere. The restaurant looks like some old grand place from the 1920s. Despite being busy, we were given excellent service by our uniformed waitress and the food was very good, a cod special of the day and a grilled sea bass.

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Reviewed 6 November 2013 via mobile

The majestic café dituated at Santa Catarina os a placenta Worth visitinha for tis beauty and tradition a very good service co clássico.

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Thank HarryS189
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