Pastéis de Belém
Since 1837, customers have been lining up outside the pastelaria next to the Heironymite monastery in Belem waiting for their pastel de Belem — a custard tart made with filo dough and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. More than 12,000 of these pastries are sold everyday, in addition to products such as fruit bread, love cakes, pumpkin jam, and hot drinks. The cafe, with white tiled floors, blue counters, and 18th-century azulego panels, is large but it can still be hard to find a seat; tarts can be taken to go in special paper tubes.
Towards the back of the cafe, windows afford a view of the factory where the pastries are made.
AmenitiesOpen / Closes
- Accessible by Public Transportation
- Handicapped Accessible
Cuisine Type:: Cafes