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Pastéis de Belém

Pastéis de Belém

A quintessential Portuguese pastry, Pastéis de Belém originated in a monastery.

At the beginning of the Nineteenth century in Belém, there was a sugar cane refinery attached to the Heironymite Monastery, among them a monk who sold sweet pastries for sale in the shop. 

To bake "Pastéis de Belém" is to follow an ancient secret recipe, unchanged until today and only known by the master confectioners.

The "secret room" is where the master confectioner makes the pastry and the cream. It's a nickname that comes about thanks to the secret recipe. The air fills with aromas of sugar, cinnamon and spices, roughly 20,000 Pastéis are baked in one day. 

It's safe to say that Pastéis de Belém's custard tarts are now world-renowned for their trademark pastries. The queues are long for take-away; catch a glimpse of freshly baked tarts passing the glass window when heading to the back of the café. 

 If you order Galão in Portugal, this is espresso with hot milk 

If you order Galão in Portugal, this is espresso with hot milk 

 Queues at the take-away counter are long, head straight into the café at the back 

Queues at the take-away counter are long, head straight into the café at the back 


Pastéis de Belém
Rua de Belém nº 84 a 92
1300 – 085 Lisboa, Portugal

Open every day 08.00am-11:00 or 12:00 pm

 

 

 

 

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