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Pastéis De Belém
Pastéis De Belém

Pastéis De Belém

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Bakery, Cafe
Ranked #1 in Lisbon restaurants
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R. de Belém 84-92, 1300-085 Lisboa, Portugal
+351 21 363 7423
http://www.pasteisdebelem.pt/
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Luring thousands of hungry patrons in Lisbon every year, Pastéis De Belém boasts top-notch Portuguese tarts filled with custard and ambiance to boot. The food (and espresso!) is highlighted by the ... Read more
charming history of the shop, too. When monks were expelled from their religious posts in 1834 post-revolution Portugal, clergy at Belém's monastery found a new way to reach the masses: sweets. And they haven't looked back. Long lines out the front door promise you have found the right spot, but step inside the cafe to perch for an hour at a table. Every traveler has to eat, so make sure your tour of Lisbon includes a rendezvous to Pastéis De Belém, and savor this little slice of heaven.

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San Francisco

One has not been to Portugal if has not had a Portugese tart...and the place to get ssid tart is in Belem.

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Klang

This is one of our favourite pasties. Many visitors come from all over the world to queue up just to taste the egg-tart.

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Napa

Of all the places I've traveled, Lisbon has to be in my top three! The city is breathtaking, with great food and cheap activities to do around the city, One of their delicacies is the pastel de nata. Pasteis de Belem has the best pastel de nata's and great coffee. I don't know what they do to make the custard inside the pastry just perfect, but it is definitely a must visit if traveling through Lisbon. The simplest way to get to Belem from central Lisbon is to hop on a cable car, or take a tuk tuk for an even more fun ride.

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Catania

The historical place where pasteis de nata were created, if you wanna taste it, this is the right place, it is located in the belem district

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Lapa dos Dinheiros

In 1837 in a famous pastry shop in Belém, Lisbon, it began making the original Pastéis de Belém, following an ancient recipe from the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos. That secret recipe is recreated every day in that bakery, by hand, using only traditional methods. Even today, the Pastéis de Belém offer the unique flavour of time-honoured Portuguese sweet making.

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Heuvelland

Wonderfull pastry cookies with cream! You have to wait a bit, but it's definitely worth it !

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Los Angeles

It's the original place to get a Portuguese Egg Tart, lines can be long but you have to make a trip here while in Lisboa! The Egg Tart is delicious, very fluffy and light, you probably can't just have one!

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London

This is a place of pilgrimage for anyone who has a sweet tooth, and loves these little custard tarts that are specialty of Portugal. Normally these pastel de nata could be a little too sweet if you have had them else where, but, here at the historic Pasteis de Belem, (the first ever tart shop!) everything is just right. The crispy pastry with the creamy custard that isn't so sweet, with the perfect cup of coffee is THE morning snack of my dreams!!!

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Brooklyn

These little pillows of deliciousness are well worth the wait, the lines are long but they scrumptious!

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Beverly Hills

The treats are not overrated here! Walk past the line and wander all the way to the back to get a table. Get at least several treats besides the classic Belem custard. They are all delicious!

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Local from Lisbon

A must visit when in Lisbon. Just skip the line and get a table. You get to see the "pastéis" being made and it's faster in busier days.

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Los Angeles

Pasteis de Belem is the absolute best place to places to get Portuguese egg tarts in Lisbon. It totally lives up to the hype. Conveniently located a stone throw's away from the bus stop. I was surprised to find the line was almost non-existent (it was 10 am, but tourists are generally an eager bunch), and five minutes later I was eating the best egg pastry of my life.

Soft and custardy with just cooked edges, these make all the other egg pastries I've ever had seem like cardboard. I even came back again later that day for lunch and ate more (along with a few other savory items that were good but not memorable).

Insider's tip: tables are up for grabs inside, so just hover near people that are finishing up. Tons of tourists were waiting in one section to be seated by the host and the line there was long.

Pasteis de Belem is not to be missed!

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Leeds

Lisbon is famed for its custard tarts, and if you only try them once, make sure it's here. Churning out thousands of the tiny delights every day, Pasteis De Belem is a seemingly endless warren of a cafe, with seating spaces around every corner. Don't be fooled by the queue outside - they're buying them to go. Head straight inside and take a seat. The coffee is delicious too.

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London

At the beginning of the Nineteenth Century, in Belém, next to the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos there was a sugar cane refinery linked to a small general store. As a result of the liberal revolution of 1820, all convents and monasteries in Portugal were shut down in 1834, the clergy and labourers expelled. In an attempt at survival, someone from the monastery offered sweet pastries for sale in the shop: Pasteis de Belém. Each Nata costs €1.05 and is well worth the queue!

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Pittsford

Portugal is known for a variety of excellent pastries. Pasteis De Belem is known for these delicate little egg custard tarts...They are delicious and provide one of our happy culinary memories of Lisbon.

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London

I don't even like the classic Portuguese egg custard tarts and I liked the ones here-- huge endorsement! Also right by the bus and train stations when you arrive in Belem from Lisbon so there's really no excuse not to visit!

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Pleasant Hill

Ditto regarding Joana's review and with a small cup of expresso. This place is popular and there is often a line out the door. However, there's a huge amount of indoor seating (especially in the back) and the table service is prompt and friendly.

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Faro

Founded in 1837 its the number one place to go in Lisbon to get a taste of Portuguese traditional cuisine, specially if you have a sweet tooth! Those Pasteis de Belém are amazing, tip: never buy one, take 3 minimum please!

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Philadelphia

Just like beignets in New Orleans or churros in Spain, the custard filled pastries at Pastéis De Belém are culinary icons of Lisbon. They are so delicious that you want to have more (and wouldn’t mind standing in line). You can eat them inside with a cup of coffee or you can get them “to go”.

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Los Angeles

Hunted this place down for their famous egg pastry-- and yes, it was damn good. Locals love it, this place is known for it (said to be the original inventors). You won't regret trekking to this place for it, nor would you regret getting a box of a few to go.

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Aliases: Pastéis De Belém, Antiga Confeteria de Belem

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