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Avenida Doutor Miguel Bombarda 6, Sintra 2710-590, Portugal
+351 21 242 8804
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (111 reviews)
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Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Avenida Doutor Miguel Bombarda 6, Sintra 2710-590, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow- this is a town favorite for locals and tourists alike. It is 1 block from train station- so convenient for breakfast and lunch. Over 3 days, we ate here 4 times and food was wonderful, plentiful, nutritious, and beautifully presented. And great coffee choices....More

Thank KAP245
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed breakfast and lunch here in the unique cafe. Staff were friendly, nice setting and great location. Were very accommodating with my gluten Free dietary needs which were perfect. The full blown English breakfast was amazing and filled us up for hours. Stayed at...More

Thank kimlovesjaws
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Multiple rooms; artwork; interesting history and very good food. This cafe is definitely worth finding. It is close to the station on the way to the National palace. It used to be a bakery and one of the side rooms has the old containers for...More

Thank SanDiegobased
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We choose the fixed breakfast option...included yogurt/granola, coffee, toast and a Portuguese tart. Huge serve of toast with jam and best tart we’ve eaten in Portugal. Accomodating friendly service and really fast

Thank Polly C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fab coffee and cakes. Best ever! Worth finding. We got off the bus from the hop on off service and took the 11 minute walk to the cafe. Well worth it. Shame we return to Scotland tomorrow or we would have come back!

Thank mint a
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

For 7 days I spent in Portugal visiting various cities, and eaten in different places. This place definitely is my favorite. Very kind staff, beautiful and relaxed ambience. The food was great and the prices are acceptable. So if I come again, I'm definitely coming...More

Thank Mirsad A
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

If you don't have breakfast at your hotel, you should go to Saudade. There is helpful and nice service. You can choose breakfast menu or take only coffee or what you want. It's not maybe the cheapest place to eat breakfast, but I bet you...More

Thank Curious821884
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We stopped and enjoy cake and milkshake, my favourite place in Sintra. Is close to the train & bus station, good food and good service

Thank EmJ1980
Reviewed 7 October 2018

My favourite cafe in Sintra. The satff is always nice and the food is delicious. Finding a table could be hard as the Saudade is very popular and in a busy location.

Thank antoniab140
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Don’t miss Saudade if you are in Sintra! It is full of lively Portuguese atmosphere and the food is delicious. The cappuccino is larger than usual and it is yummy. The menu is casual with lots of pastry to choose from, and features entrees like...More

Thank Jean W
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Gagan K
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Response from Sapsford R | Reviewed this property |
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9 March 2018|
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Response from scotty23 | Reviewed this property |
Hard to say-- they are typically open on Sundays, but Easter in a predominantly Catholic country is another question entirely - Sorry!
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 6 - USD 22
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Street Parking
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
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
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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 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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