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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