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Avenida Doutor Miguel Bombarda 6, Sintra 2710-590, Portugal
+351 21 242 8804
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (49 reviews)
“scones” (111 reviews)
“panini” (61 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 am - 7:00 pm Hours
Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Avenida Doutor Miguel Bombarda 6, Sintra 2710-590, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Considering the enthusiastic reviews, we were disappointed that the food was not more interesting; it was rather dull, ordinary, uninspiring. We found the menu rather limited. Service was good.

Thank palustrian
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2nd time here, first time they ran out of scones. This time I got my scone and it’s crazy good! It’s huge! It’s fresh and crumbly and just fills me with happiness. It was paired with their cha verao “summer tea”.

Thank jexenia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our first visit for breakfast so much we are going again in the morning. Lovely breakfast.

Thank Uhdcfc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although crowded, we found a nice table in this cozy looking place. We tried to order some paninis and coffees, however the service were very confusing because several employees became involved, leading to misunderstandings. Nevertheless, the impression of the place was devistated when the person...More

Thank tomart-tr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this beautiful little cafe after a particularly rude encounter at a place down the road! We LOVED this little place, they do the most delicious Portugese Tarts (we are a little bit obsessed with them). The coffee is delicious - and after...More

Thank Patercake13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cozy spot near the railway and city centre. Warm and nice spot to have a quiche and "empadas", for dessert a "travesseiro" and coffee.

Thank Marsha M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a busy day at Sintra, we decided to eat something and have a drink at this nice little place. The salmon pannini toast is extraordinary, I have never tried but the lady recommended to me. It was the best choice. If you like...More

Thank Andesz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saudade is conveniently located with steps of the Sintra train station. It does not take reservation and at peak times, can be rather busy. We had to wait around 20 minutes to get a table for 6 people. The menu offers a good variety of...More

Thank Dena S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to have a small lunch and the number of positive reviews brought us here. It was no disappointment. Service quick and nice. Food and desert delicious. Soup as a starter was the winner.

Thank Alexandre L
Mary P, Owner at Saudade, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much and so happy you liked our place! Happy Travels :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This palace is divine. A range of seating options and an extensive but authentic menu. I had a tapas plate and wine and sat out the front and watched the tourist go by. I could have stayed all day!

Thank Erin H
Mary P, Owner at Saudade, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Erin! We especially love that you thought our menu authentic! That is a very nice compliment. Happy Travels!

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Gagan K
19 July 2018|
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Response from Kchou | Reviewed this property |
Their menu is huge. I believe they do.
9 March 2018|
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Response from rim18in | Reviewed this property |
Not sure
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
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 22
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Street Parking
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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