A pastelaria is a kind of pastry shop or bakery, you can find many of them in Portugal. Pastelaria Suiça is well known to the Lisboetas, but recently also tourists have been known to find their way here.
Sometimes you can spot bus loads of tourists, just to get some delicious sweets at this pastelaria.
Pastéis de Nata with a bica
If you don’t have time to go to Belém (for the most famous Pastéis de Belém), try some pastéis de nata (custard pastries) at Pastelaria Suíça at Rossio in the city. Of course you won’t forget to put cinnamon on the tarts and order a bica (espresso).
To be honest, of all the historical cafes in the city, pastelaria Suiça is the one that has lost most of its charm in recent years. But busloads of tourists are still being delivered at the door. In the past, the Suiça belonged to a group of hip and innovative cafés in Lisbon. Nowadays the interior is outdated and the staff is no longer as friendly as before.
Pastelaria Suíçais the number 8 in our big Pastéis de Nata test.
Terrace full? No problem!
Yet Suiça remains a must do / eat location. There is a terrace on the Rossio side. When the terrace is full, walk through the building to Praça da Figueira. There you will find more places to enjoy your coffee with pastries.
Nice detail is that this place is responsible for the introduction of the French croissant in Portugal in the early 20th century.
Where do you find Pastelaria Suíça?
Address: Praça Dom Pedro IV (Rossio) 96 a 104, Baixa
Opening hours: daily 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.