Confeitaria Nacional

Pioneers of traditional Portuguese cakes and pastries for five generations, the Castanheiro family’s coveted recipes date back 175 years. Their delightful downtown tea-shop serves tea, coffee and hot chocolate alongside sweet accompaniments including Bolo Rei (king’s cake) – a traditional Christmas speciality first introduced to Portugal by the founder’s son in the late 19th century – and a mouth-watering assortment of cookies and confectionary.

It has also been selected by CNN as one of the best and oldest pastry shops in Europe: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/17/travel/oldest-pastry-shops/

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