Top 10 Bakeries in Lisbon and What to Order
The culinary genius of the Portuguese extends far wider than bacalhau and sardines. They are pioneers within the baking and pastry worlds as well, and I’m not just referring to their invention of the pastel de nata!
Pastelaria’s can be found on every block in Lisbon. Because it is a tourist attraction, the pastel de nata is usually the first thing on display in a bakery window, but one inside you will find there are far more goods on offer and all made locally.
Here are ten of the best around Lisbon and what you simply should miss on ordering during your visit.
1. Pastelaria Alfama Doce in Lisbon
Being one of the lest gentrified parts of Lisbon, the bakeries in the Alfama remain affordable and locally run. This is a hidden gem in these parts, with some of the cheapest and most delicious pastel de natas in the city (just €0.80 each).
They do great coffee and pastries. A wonderful spot for breakfast every morning if you have an Airbnb in the area.
What to order: Cod fish cakes or pastel de natas
OPENING HOURS: Monday to Saturday – 8am to 7pm
ADDRESS: R. da Regueira 39, 1100-219 Lisboa, Portugal
Metro STATION: Terreiro do Paço
2. Tease in Lisbon
Tease is a beautiful cafe/bakery hybrid space in the west of the city center. You can eat from a breakfast menu here or simply indulge in their freshly baked treats.
Most people come for the atmosphere of the cafe; mismatched furniture, ornate vintage chandeliers and colorful walls make for a quirky start to the day.
What to order: Any of their cupcakes!
OPENING HOURS: Monday to Sunday – 9am to 7pm
ADDRESS: R. Quintinha 70B, 1200-420 Lisboa, Portugal
Metro STATION: Rato
3. Aloma in Lisbon
You’ll find Aloma even further west, deep in a more residential part of Lisbon. There is hardly ever a queue at this bakery and prices are noticeably lower than in the center.
Aside from making some of the top rated pastel de natas in town, they have a wide range of other Portuguese pastries and continental baked goods. Dine in with a cup of coffee.
What to order: Palmiers
OPENING HOURS: Monday to Sunday – 7:30am to 10pm
ADDRESS: Av. Guerra Junqueiro 30 C, 1000-167 Lisboa, Portugal
Metro STATION: Rato
4. Pastelaria Mexicana in Lisbon
This bakery is Portuguese owned, and gets its name from the historic neighborhood in which it is found that used to be called the Praça do México.
It’s well known as one of the best vintage decorated bakeries in Lisbon, worth seeing even just for a few minutes between your tours of the city .
What to order: Swiss rolls
OPENING HOURS: Wednesday to Monday – 11:30am to 11pm
ADDRESS: R. Frederico Arouca 360, 2750-355 Cascais, Portugal
Metro STATION: Areeiro
5. Manteigaria in Lisbon
Walking toward Manteigaria in Bairro Alto you’ll likely smell the aromas coming from this bakery a good distance away. This is the most famous Portuguese custard pie shop in the city center; people come here for one thing and one thing only.
What to order: Pastel de nata
OPENING HOURS: Monday to Sunday – 8am to 12am
ADDRESS: Rua do Loreto 2, 1200-108 Lisboa, Portugal
Metro STATION: Baixa-Chiado
6. Chiado Caffe in Lisbon
Nevertheless this is a cozy spot for a tasty treat and warm drink between free guided walking tours in these central areas. One of the few spots in Lisbon that bake their own croissants daily!
What to order: Croissant
OPENING HOURS: Monday to Sunday – 7am to 8pm
ADDRESS: Rua do Loreto 45-47, 1200-471 Lisboa, Portugal
Metro STATION: Rossio-Lisboa
7. Pastelaria Padaria Sao Roque in Lisbon
On the northern boundary of Bairro Alto is this 1920s themed bakery. They do everything from custard pies to pastries, fresh baked breads and sandwiches.
If your Airbnb is nearby this is where you should come for your fresh baked bread.
What to order: Breads or sandwiches
OPENING HOURS: Monday to Sunday – 6:30am to 7pm
ADDRESS: R. Dom Pedro V 57, 1250-092 Lisboa, Portugal
Metro STATION: Avenida
8. Confeitaria Nacional in Lisbon
The Confeitaria Nacional is a famous, upmarket bakery in the heart of the city center. It announces itself loudly from the outside, before you’ve even had chance to peep in.
It’s hard to isolate one thing to try at the Confeitaria Nacional; they employ the best pastry chefs in Lisbon and everything is quite outstanding. I recommend getting a few things and having a taste of them all.
What to order: Lemon meringue pie!
OPENING HOURS: Monday to Sunday – 8am to 8pm
ADDRESS: Praça da Figueira, Praça Dom Pedro IV 18B, 1100-241 Lisboa, Portugal
Metro STATION: Rossio-Lisboa
9. La Boulangerie Lisboa in Lisbon
La Boulangerie is a rustic little bakery en route toward Belem down the Tagus coast.
You can have brunch, lunch and even dinner here while enjoying their fresh baked goods as well. The combine baking techniques from France and Portugal to create incredible hybrid treats.
Their almond croissant is fantastic; a croissant, cake and cookie combination that will blow your mind.
What to order: Almond croissant or goats cheese croissant
OPENING HOURS: Monday to Sunday – 8am to 10pm
ADDRESS: R. do Olival 42, 1200-742 Lisboa, Portugal
Metro STATION: Santos
10. Tartine in Lisbon
Tartine is both an eatery and bakery in one. It is back in Chiado in the center, and is a popular spot for locals that have to come to these parts everyday for work.
What to order: “Condensed milk shortbread cinnamon tart thing” — they’ll know what you mean!