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Reviewed 8 October 2020

Had to queue for quite a while to get the tarts. Didn't think it was particularly mind blowing. But the location and communal sitting enables tourist to mingle with the locals and each other. That was nice especially now that we can't travel abroad and...have to practice social distancingMore

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 6 March 2020

Margaret's Cafe is well known and highly visited in central Macao. Customers mainly buy therein the famous Portuguese egg tarts, nowadays a worldwide delicacy. However, the fame of the place has not any precious gusto: egg tarts are only average and become almost rubber when...one tries to eat them one day after buying them. They are not as good as in Lord Stow's Bakery in Coloane, Macau, and are quite distant from the original tart. Moreover, the place is narrow, crowded, and far from spotless. The staff doesn't care about customers other than receiving their money. Except for Portuguese egg tarts, other cakes and biscuits are trivial. It is a place not recommended at all.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 29 February 2020

Margaret's e Nata is one of the two famous makers of Portuguese-style egg tarts here in Macau. I prefer the other, Lord Stow's, but Margaret's is a pretty close second. They are located at R. do Cmte. Mata e Oliveira and are open from 8:30am...to 4.30pm (M,T,TH & F) and 10am to 6pm (ST & SN) or until tarts are sold out each day. They are closed on Wednesdays. Note: Margaret's tends to be closed on all major holidays and they take extended breaks during Chinese New Year, Mid-Autumn Festival and Chinese Golden Weeks, sometimes being closed for a week at a time. Note: Margaret's is incredibly popular with tourists these days. As such, you may very well find a ridiculously long queue in order to simply get into their shop to buy a tart or two. There are seats outside but they are usually fully taken. Do be ready to take your tarts to go and eat them somewhere else if you can't find space to sit down. I visited Margaret's recently and found no queue at opening time, much to do with the Coronavirus outbreak which has pretty much all tourists out of Macau at the moment. Tarts are now MOP10 each. They are served piping hot and they don't offer napkins so best to have some tissue with you as the tarts are a bit oily. The tarts are eggy, sweet and the crust is usually quite crispy. They sell a few other bakery related food products and coffee as well. Note: For an interesting bit of history, Margaret was married to the late Andrew Stow, the original founder of Lord Stow's. Sort of explains why the two businesses have the two best tarts in town.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 30 December 2019 via mobile

Don't think it is worth queuing for if the line is crazy long. We went back there on a Monday morning, around 10am, and there wasn't much of a line. Egg tarts were less flakey. I personally preferred the lord stow's recipe.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 4 December 2019 via mobile

1st day when after 1700lt, it’s closed. Went again for the following 2 days. Very long queue but it’s moving fast. Worth the wait. Please note no photography in the store can try the pork bun (Tai Lei) 2 stores away it’s good too.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 24 November 2019

Margaret’s cafe is famous for egg tart. The tart looks yellowish and slightly burn at the base of the tart. Is not oily and texture is soft and a bit sweet. The shop is located in a lane. I was staying in Emperor hotel and...the cafe is just 6 mins away. Recommended at least onceMore

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 14 November 2019 via mobile

In the middle of the town. Watch out for the sign and arrow around the narrow back street. Long queue with few tables and chairs. Excellent tart with crisp golden pastries and silky smooth fillings. Not too sweet. Just right. They have coffee and sandwiches...too. But every body wants the egg tarts.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 13 November 2019 via mobile

We came right after our lunch at Chan kong Kei, just across the road,walked through the alley and you will get to spot Margaret's Cafe. Their ordering and waiting for the tarts took us around 30 mins. Tarts were hot & fresh with crispy buttery...crust ,smooth delicious eggy filling,it was really worth the wait, and we do find the tarts taste nicer when they are warm.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 28 October 2019 via mobile

There was not much crowd during the weekday we went. You wont miss this cafe if you are walking from Lisboa to Ruins Of St Paul. I would prefer the other brand in Taipa street which was much crispy on the crust and softer in...the filling.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 14 October 2019 via mobile

Delicious custardy Portuguese egg tarts with a crispy crust! The line can be long, but it’s pretty fast moving (only about 8-10 minutes). Must stop here if you’re in Macao, especially since it’s so conveniently close to Senado Square and other major cultural stops.

Date of visit: October 2019
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5 December 2017|
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Response from mickey_k_mickey | Reviewed this property |
The only fat is from butter,milk and egg yolks.its very delicious,crispy soft at circle line.
1 August 2016|
Response from ioks | Reviewed this property |
Yes almost everyday.
30 January 2015|
Response from Chris K | Reviewed this property |
Hi Felicia, you need to cross the Pte Gov Nobre de Carvalho bridge and move towards to Ave. Dr. Mario Soares all the way to reach the junction of Praca de Jorge Alvares. Turn to your left, and then right towards to Av. da... More
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Margaret's Cafe e Nata is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3