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Pastel de Belém

The famous Portuguese sweets

When you think of Portuguese sweets, Pastel de Nata or Pastel de Belém is one of the first specialties that come to mind. The famous custard tarts of puff pastry, egg, milk, sugar and the perfect blend of lemon and cinnamon are the most popular sweets in the country, and both are delicious hot and…
Lisbon, Portugal

Café Pastelaria Benard (est. 1868)

Coming from a family of French bakers and canners, Elie Benard settled in Lisbon with his parents and siblings, in the mid-19th century, and on Rua do Loreto, he opened a Café - Bakery Franceza, inaugurated on 6 September 1868. It was here that “the Lisbon public” found “excellent fine bread” and “all kinds of biscuits”,…
Portugal

HCR team in Lisbon and Coimbra

On the occasion of the co-organization of HCR with the Portuguese Association of Historic Cafés and the Café Santa Cruz of the Conference "Historic Cafes: A Meeting of Ideas", in…
Lisbon, Portugal

Let’ have a look at the kitchen!

In addition to the Coffee house and the pastry service, Café Pastelaria Benard established in 1868 also works as a restaurant. The lunch and dinner menu includes typical Portuguese cuisine…
Lisbon, Portugal

A Brasileira do Chiado (est. 1905)

The Café A Brasileira, ("The Brazilian Lady Café") is a café at 120 Rua Garrett (at one end of the Largo do Chiado in the district of the same name), in the civil parish of Sacramento, near the Baixa-Chiado metro stop and close to the University. Over time the space became the meeting point for intellectuals,…
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