Housed in a tiny, two-story residence with a red-tiled roof, this café in one of the most charming parts of Macau - the sleepy beachside community of Coloane, dotted with Portuguese colonial architecture, a Buddhist temple and a fish market - is also the place that popularized the Portuguese egg tart in the 1990’s.
Locals hang out reading the newspaper on barstools, while foreign tourists cluster around the bakery counter. The smooth coffee is half the price it would be in Macau’s Starbucks outlets, and the sandwiches and casual entrées are also economical.
Founded by Englishman Andrew Stow in 1989, the bakery now has a number of chain stores around Asia.
The Portuguese egg tarts, torched to give them a crème-brulee-like finish.
1 Rua da Tassara
Colane Sq., Macau
Telephone: +853 2888 2174