hello friends, how are you? for all the american readers, did you have a nice thanksgiving evening? i hope so!! i guess that now we are officially on a countdown for christmas right? i’m so happy, i love this time of the year, i really love it! everything looks so pretty and it’s such a festive time! and of course, as soon as christmas goes by, as well as new year’s, the beginning of a new year is always exciting! but today we are merely ending another week and i want to end in perfection – with something really good! i mean this is that good! for those living here, you might already heard and tasted these delicious croissants, for those who don’t here’s a tip – you should definitely taste these! my friends, meet the croissants from the pastry shop called “restelo”, but definitely more famous and known by “o careca“, which means the bald one!
this pastry shop is rather simple, though it’s so famous! it’s just a pastry in a very well-known neighbourhood in lisbon, and a very traditional one as well. we live quite close, so we go there on our weekends for breakfast very frequently. they are always full with families having their breakfast and it’s quite interesting to see different generations visiting the place and you realize that they have been doing this for years. some couples going there with their children, started going there as kids for sure. it’s that traditional.
it’s a famous place for two things, these croissants and these palmiers. on this day we had gone for a long walk and stopped by the cafe to bring these home. light was already sparse, so this was the best i could, but i guess they look good enough to make you feel either curious or really hungry!
so don’t forget, if you happen to visit lisbon, this is also a place to visit! it’s not that close to the famous pastéis de belém and the monastery, but not that far either. it’s a quiet neighbourhood for you to walk through, with several embassies and huge family houses. so it’s a pretty place for a walk! have fun!
pastelaria restelo “o careca”
rua duarte pacheco pereira, 11d