E.J.Wilkins

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Pastéis de Belém


This picture was taken through the window of the "Café Pastéis de Belém".

This famous shop/cafe was opened in 1837, and is a maze of small rooms packed with little tables that will seat four or more people. The service, when we were there, was amazingly quick and friendly and the tarts - well, they were deliciously fresh - served warm and dusted with icing sugar.

They are similar to a custard tart, but creamier and with a topping of cinnamon and caramelised sugar and should not be confused with any of the other Pastéis that can be bought - each has their own unique flavour.

If you're ever in Belém you can find the shop a little way to the east of the Monastery at Rua de Belém 84-95, 1300-085 Lisboa. If you're not sure if you're in the right place, then look at the pavement carefully for clues.

If you understand Portuguese, here's the Pastéis de Belém website
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Pastéis de Belém


This picture was taken through the window of the "Café Pastéis de Belém".

This famous shop/cafe was opened in 1837, and is a maze of small rooms packed with little tables that will seat four or more people. The service, when we were there, was amazingly quick and friendly and the tarts - well, they were deliciously fresh - served warm and dusted with icing sugar.

They are similar to a custard tart, but creamier and with a topping of cinnamon and caramelised sugar and should not be confused with any of the other Pastéis that can be bought - each has their own unique flavour.

If you're ever in Belém you can find the shop a little way to the east of the Monastery at Rua de Belém 84-95, 1300-085 Lisboa. If you're not sure if you're in the right place, then look at the pavement carefully for clues.

If you understand Portuguese, here's the Pastéis de Belém website
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comments (18)

  • Martin
  • Houston, TX
  • 9 Feb 2008, 00:12
Not fair to show yummy food at the end of the day when I am hungry, but not quite ready to go home smile
  • vintage
  • australia
  • 9 Feb 2008, 02:42
Amazing I saw a program about this cafe on the life style program three days ago.Good Photo and information,thank you
EJWilkins: Really? How bizarre is that! What a coincidence.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Feb 2008, 02:57
Clever...no doubt, delicious!
  • Chris Phillips
  • 9 Feb 2008, 06:56
Mmmm...!
  • Ann
  • Sucé sur Erdre - France
  • 9 Feb 2008, 08:29
Hummmmmm ... could you keep one for me please ?
  • Tracy
  • Hulme
  • 9 Feb 2008, 09:52
Ellie this is a great shot but you are making me feel very hungrytongue
How many did you try before you made up your mind you liked them??smile
EJWilkins: We have at least one of these each time we go to Portugal, they are very tasty smile
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 9 Feb 2008, 10:16
They look good enough to eat.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 9 Feb 2008, 12:20
I will find the place, just folow my nose I would say, this really is quality, I know....but the way you discibed it, made me feel hungry for some sweet stuff wink, you captured this very well.
Yummy! grin
Great shot, it could very well appear in a Portuguese tourism brochure! smile
  • Paul
  • feeling hungry
  • 9 Feb 2008, 13:31
yum yum
  • mickyboy
  • North Yorkshire
  • 9 Feb 2008, 14:03
I am on the soafa in the room with a big round tummy after just having lunch, I was moaning to the wife that I have eaten too much, Then I looked at this. Now I would eat the lot of thes lovely cakes.lol
I was feeling hungry before I saw this photo, now I'm absolutely ravenous. Great picture Ellie, sell it to a cook book publisher.
EJWilkins: Ah, there's the problem - the recipe is secret wink
Muumm! Looks delicious
  • Bill Phillips
  • Droitwich..has been warm and sunny!!
  • 9 Feb 2008, 19:37
I'm drooling!
  • xavi
  • Spain
  • 10 Feb 2008, 13:09
mmmmmmmm!!!! delicious
Mmmm, they are delicious!
  • Dave Wilkins
  • Recovering from surgery in Ireland
  • 11 Feb 2008, 23:49
They look like they'd go well with my elevenses smile
Yummmmmmm !
A very nice picture when hungry and...I'm hungry !

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