Majestic Cafe, Porto
Majestic Cafe, Porto - Address, Phone Number
Address: Rua Santa Catarina 112, 4000-442 Oporto, Portugal
Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:30 am - 11:59 pm Details
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About Majestic Cafe, Porto
The best known cafe in Porto, the Majestic Cafe, is not just popular for its choicest food and drink options but also for its elegant architecture. The gilded woodwork, chandeliers, paintings, and upholstery of Majestic Cafe can give any of Porto’s monuments a run for its money. The cafe opened in late 1929 and back then was called ‘Elite Cafe’.
It soon became the favourite haunt of intellectuals, high class females and celebrated personalities of the age. The café shed the ‘Elite’ in its name to rid itself of any perceived monarchic hangovers. By the 1960s, the building lay in a decidedly decrepit state and was more or less sent into retirement. In the early 1990s, it was once again restored to its cultural glory and opened for business.
The cafe will also go down in modern history for another special reason. Author J. K. Rowling spent majority of her time here working on the first book ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’.
The Majestic Cafe offers luxuriant and mouth-watering food from morning to midnight. Try their wines as well as salads.
Majestic Cafe Information
- The cafe prices are on the expensive side.
How To reach Majestic Cafe by Public Transport
- By Metro: Line A, B, C, D, E - Trindade
Restaurants Near Majestic Cafe
- A Cacarola
- Restaurante Confeitaria Cunha
- Restaurante Senhor Abade
- Restaurante A Beringela
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Majestic Cafe, Porto Reviews - Write a Review
One of those places that you have to visit (supposedly) in Porto. Very busy. Service was good and the prices were better than expected. The interior is well-preserved and looks very well. Waiting staff are perfectly kitted out. The food looked tasty. Probably a bit busy for my taste - you get the feeling that people are ready to pounce on your seat as soon as you look finished. It's a high turnover kind of place.
If you were to eat at one tourist priced attraction in Porto this is the place. We got a light breakfast and coffee, was really tasty. The French toast is very sweet so watch out! Ambience in the place is very cool, also try to get there by 10am otherwise there will probably be a line outside. Make sure you eat inside to really feel the history there, enjoy!
Well, it’s a nice place to have a tea time for real. The interior is antique and elegant. Also, their service is quite nice, too. But that’s all.... atmosphere is so noisy and there is no music, just it’s full of chatting aloud. Coffee is nothing special. French toast is quite yummy. But price is too much overpriced. Just one piece of small toast is 4.50€... Just it’s enough to visit one time there.
Our staff spoke pretty good English, if that's important to you. The line moves fast. Don't let it scare you. Service is crazy fast. Food is very good. Though a better 'Pastel De Nata ' can be found at 'Nata Lisboa'. I mean you really need to check out Nata Lisboa. I'm not a sweets kind of guy, but I was blown away. But Majestic Café should be on your list too.
Superior Brand and Okay Food. It‘s pretty albeit a bit chilly (in December) to sit in this iconic café. The queue‘s length outside does not depend on the quality of the dishes, which are mediocre. Have a coffee, enjoy the style and move on!