Pioneers of traditional Portuguese cakes and pastries for five generations, the Castanheiro family’s coveted recipes date back 175 years. Their delightful downtown tea-shop serves tea, coffee and hot chocolate alongside sweet accompaniments including Bolo Rei (king’s cake) – a traditional Christmas speciality first introduced to Portugal by the founder’s son in the late 19th century – and a mouth-watering assortment of cookies and confectionary.

It has also been selected by CNN as one of the best and oldest pastry shops in Europe: