The aroma of bolo de rei (Portuguese Christmas cake) and coffee wafts through to you the moment you walk through the door of your local café.

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Tavi Confectionery

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A great café with marvellous views of the Atlantic ocean; This has to be the top menu from the Tavi restaurant and patisserie, an icon of the city, since it opened its doors for the first time in 1935.It combines modern décor with ornaments and photos from days of yore, in a warm and refined environment with prices which aren’t too high. Its tarts and other desserts will entice the greediest of visitors. It is located next to the Playa de los Ingleses (The English Beach), in the Foz district, and is ideal for taking mid-afternoon tea or for enjoying a quick bite at any time of day.It prepares such appetizing recipes as Carpaccio of Octopus, or the typical battered cod goujons. As for dessert, don’t leave without trying some of their specialities, pan pudding, nut flan or the extremely well known ‘bolo rei’ (traditional Portuguese Christmas cake, a typical sweetmeat delicacy similar to the Spanish ‘roscón de reyes’, a sweet festive bread ring traditionally eaten on the twelfth day of Christmas, January 6th).

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