Pastéis de Belém: Welcome to Lisbon’s Famous Tart Cafe

Pastéis de Belém: Welcome to Lisbon’s Famous Tart Cafe

Slightly crispy on the outside with a semi-sweet creamy inside, it’s no wonder pastéis de nata are Lisbon’s favorite pastries. Although cafés across the city boast their natas as the best, a truly unique experience will be found at Pastéis de Belém. What makes theirs so different?

I love experiencing the native cuisine of any country or culture I visit. Lisbon promises to offer me lots of food I’ve never had before and/or in ways I’ve never had it.

Until I watched this video and read this article, I thought all pastéis de nata (the traditional egg custard) was the same but, it turns out, the world famous Pastéis de Belém is significantly different. The cafe is located near the Jerónimos Monastery so it will make for a great location for breakfast one morning we’re in Lisbon!
Pasteis de belem