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Rua Cristovao Pires Norte, Almancil, Portugal
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Battle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

divine cakes and Natas. Will make birthday cakes and can collect in a day or two. He supplies many of the local cafes & restaurants in the area. Have been buying here for 10 years great price and would give many a French Patisserie a run for their money.

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Stirling
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Wonderful cakes and pastries hand made on the premises. Good selection. Many mouthwatering cakes to choose. Everything we've had is good.

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Algarve, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

Always fresh cakes, pastries... Always friendly people, good value for money. I am just amazed and chuffed bakeries like these still seem able to exist!

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

The most delicious pastel de nata I've ever tasted, and the almond cake is divine - highly recommend to anyone with a sweet tooth - it's delicious!

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Tavira, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

I and many of my friends order birthday cakes. They are always amazing - not cheap - but so delicious. My favorite is with fresh fruits, such as pineapple, mango, strawberries etc on top of a superb sponge with oodles of fresh whipped cream. Quite decadent. One can have any type of cake, to order, within reason. The owner is... More 

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SALSM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

Now - I'm not a cake fan - but hearing how good these are we had to try today. Asked a wait exactly where shop is - and we found straight away. Gorgeous custard tarts best ever. Pineapple cake divine too - ran out of orange cake - want to try that and the quiche next time - they had... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

Charlottes cakes are amazing , you will not be disappointed . Opening times are a little strange tho but definitely worth a visit to sample some fantastic tasting delights

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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2014

Charlotte's cakes are worth every cent. They are just the best. We save up more so we can go to Charlotte's than to a restaurant. Very, very highly recommended. We paticularly enjoy their pasteis de natas. Will buy a whole or half an almond roll. Even our non-almond loving friends enjoy those! Go for it. Treat yourself. It is not... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

I just had the pleasure of enjoying the pastries at Charlotte's and am so glad we stopped in! We bought half an almond torte which was moist and delectable and I also felt it important to try a plain croissant just to check out the breads. It too was great- nice and fresh and quite dense. As we were paying,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

Now if you are in the golden triangle on your holiday this is a must. It's easy enough to find just being on the corner near the school - look for the aluminium sliding doors which make it look a little shut up at times. Once inside you are met with the most amazing smell of baking. Browse the conter... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Cristovao Pires Norte, Almancil, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Almancil
Description
This is a pastry shop, take out only, but it is probably the best in the Algarve. Recommended: Almond tarta to die for, unbelievably good; almond cookies; bolo rei at Christmastime, and more. Also breakfast pastries. Closes at 1:30 so go in the morning.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?