If you want to taste authentic Portuguese sweets created according to an authentic recipe, head on over to Pastel de Belém. Since 1837, this place has been baking Pastel de Nata, a custard tart with a rich egg custard in a crisp, crackly pastry according to the ancient recipe of the Jeronimos Monastery. In the 18th century, monasteries used large quantities of egg-whites to starch their clothes, such as a nuns’ habits. It was quite common for monasteries to use the leftover egg yolks to make cakes and pastries, resulting in the proliferation of delicious pastry recipes throughout Portugal. These days you will find Pastel de Nata throughout the country, but Pastéis de Belém is one of the most famous bakeries to taste these pastries in Lisbon. The open layout let’s you glimpse into how all these delicious treats are made while enjoying a revitalizing espresso.
Pastéis de Belém Artisan patisserie since 1837
- Coffee & snack
- € 5 - 10
- Breakfast menu
- € 10 - 15