Visiting Lisbon? Make sure to pick up some creamy custard tarts at Pateis de Belem. This old-world pastry shop has been serving up creamy custard tarts using their same original recipe since 1837. Over 10,000 of these delicious tarts are served daily to an endless line of both visiting and local customers. Even though this place gets packed, the line moves fairly quickly and there is plenty of seating in the rear of the cafe for guests
With so many delicious desserts to choose from it’s hard to decide what to order. My suggestion-at least 3 creamy tarts and a café con leche. Their seasonal specialties such as such as Belem Marmalade and Pumpkin Jam make great souvenirs to take home. Stop by the pastry viewing area to get an idea how many tarts are pumped out of their kitchen per hour. Literally thousands of these traditional pastries are made daily on site.
Pateis de Belem is located in Lisbon’s portside district called Belem. The shop is located on Rue de Belem just 20 minutes by bus or tram from the city center.
The store in open late every season to accomodate the hordes of hungry visitors. Winter hours are Monday through Sunday 8:00am to 11:00pm and Summer Monday through Sunday 8:00am to 12:00pm. Definitely worth the trip!
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