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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 Get To 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
  • ChurrascariaPinhao

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Address: Rua Santa Catarina 112, 4000-442 Oporto, Portugal

Phone: +351-222003887

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:30 am - 11:59 pm Details

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  • Insane prices! We are always willing to pay for quality but 16euro for scrambled eggs?! Are they golden eggs?! The setting is pretty sure- but the menu is oversteps. Instead we took some photos and enjoyed a fabulous brunch for half price at travellers cafe around the corner.

  • Just like the name the place is majestic. The architecture and decor is grand. Expensive. Visit only if you are at leisure as it gets crowded and you have to wait for a table. Its not one of the top things to do. Worth only if you have the time else skip. And yes, it is expensive.

  • We were lucky enough to enter without queuing. We later saw the amount of people trying to get in. It would have made us look for another place. It's a beautiful and interesting place to visit. Delicious food although highly priced. Be ready to empty your wallet and expect the color to drain from your face when the bill comes. Nevertheless a good time to have.

  • Locals will tell you that this is too much elite, too much expensive and too much touristic place. It is, but it is must see place anyway. Beautiful interior design, good coffee and tea, tasty cakes, sometimes life piano music also, and of course if you like Garry Potter you should see the place where JR started her famous book.

  • This place looks super fancy and is beautiful. We went because we read that JK Rowling used to come here. Our large group just made it there around 1015 , when they closed at 11. They were happy to serve us (although kitchen was closed- so just drinks and desserts). The prices were outrageous. I ordered a hot chocolate with whipped cream and the cost was €7. It was good, but not 7 euros good. The rest of the group though everything was very delicious. Our bill was something like $88. Good experience... Once.

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