casa de ló

casa de ló

hidden away in a small street next to rua de cedofeita, in porto, you’ll find the casa de ló. the name comes from a portuguese desert, pão de ló, which used to be sold here back in the days of the old casa margaridense. the space has since been renovated in line with its traditions, and now sells portuguese sweets and deserts, while housing a cozy tea house.

casa de ló

casa de ló

add to this alluring environment a couple of friendly people and some nice music, and it’s hard not to feel right at home. we shared some mint tea and tried the apple pie, and wow… i wasn’t prepared for the irresistible decadence of it. look, look:
casa de ló - tea

casa de ló - apple pie!

can you see the softness of it? can you smell the cinnamon sprinkled on top? is your mouth watering already? just go! it’s on travessa de cedofeita, 21A (google maps). you can thank me later :)

4 comments to “casa de ló”

  • marina says:

    Geee…that looks yamm-yammm :))) See you tonight ;)

  • carlos says:

    :P a slice please! I am also from Portugal and I live in London. We are going to Porto next week and I want to go to Casa do Ló which looks like a really nice hang out for afternoon tea. And we are going to café Vitória, a restaurant that was selected by the project “Respeito pela Arquitectura”. Looking forward to visiting, last time I was there was before Capital da Cultura, the world has moved a lot since then!

  • ana says:

    @carlos: yay! let us know if the apple pie is still as good as i remember it! :)

  • Carlos says:

    Casa de Ló was wonderful Ana, unfortunately they did not have the apple pie but I had some nice pão de ló with good coffee, it was worth the visit, got some nice pictures. We had a wonderful meal at Vitória (nice street for a drink and some music too) and we stayed in this wonderful place called The White Box. All in all a wonderful visit to Porto :)

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