Portuguese Custard Tarts are a typical Portuguese sweet, with flaky dough and a creamy vanilla filling. The recipe for this Portuguese sweet is originally from Fábrica dos Pastéis de Belém, in Lisbon. Recently, this delicious sweet has conquered Porto and the hearts of everyone who visits this city.
In Porto by Livraria Lello, we can’t resist a good sweet and we would like to share the best places to eat a Portuguese custard tart, or as it is said in Portuguese: pastel de nata.
Manteigaria opened up at the café of the coffee brand Delta Q. One of the most iconic features, besides the excellent pastéis de nata, is the fact that you can see this sweet pastry being cooked through the glass walls of Manteigaria’s kitchen.
Whatever hour of the day, you can always have a freshly baked egg tart pastry dusted with cinnamon and a coffee, as the Portuguese tradition dictates.
Address: Rua de Alexandre Braga, 24, Porto
From Livraria Lello: 11 min
Fábrica da Nata
Fábrica da Nata was born in Lisbon, but, thankfully, expanded to Porto. The custard tart of Fábrica da Nata is very delicious, and the shop itself has a magical environment, with trays of tarts floating on the ceiling.
Try these delicious sweets, crusty on the outside and creamy on the inside.
Address: Rua de Santa Catarina, 331, Porto
From Livraria Lello: 14 min
Despite the name, Nata Lisboa opened first in Porto and already has two shops, one in Rua Santa Catarina and the other in Rua das Flores. Here the custard tart is delicious, creamy and the puff pastry is very crispy.
Address: Rua das Flores, 291, Porto
From Livraria Lello: 6 min