Hg2 : The Hedonist

Pastelaria Versailles

Easily the best and most traditional of Lisbon’s classic tearooms, Versailles is fortunate enough to escape the obligatory troupes of tourists that usually follow suit. This is largely a consequence of its uptown location. Instead, the carved wooden tables are filled with well-to-do pensioners who chatter in hushed tones over a game of cards.

The interior is spectacular: engraved mirrors, stained glass and carved wooden panels. Crystal chandeliers dazzle above the mouth-watering cake cabinet, which seems to stretch into infinity. The daily specials, served with a generous helping of cream, usually disappear quickly. Friendly staff bring a sense of warmth and closeness to this otherwise grand space. Don’t leave Lisbon without a visit.

Avenida Republica 15a,
+ 351 21 354 6340
Opening Times
daily, 7.30am-10pm
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