Cafe Majestic


Cafe Majestic is one of those places which you go to more because they are icons than their culinary distinction. This cafe has played a big role in Porto’s history and also has the claim to fame related to J K Rowling’s  patronage while she was in Porto.

It is full of tourists and quite pricey for a city like Porto and most of the people come in just for a cup of coffee and to enjoy the beautiful interior (which you can see has influenced a few interiors in Harry Potter books and movies).

Booking: Recommended if you want to have a proper meal otherwise just sit an enjoy some tea or coffee.

Interior and Ambiance: The interior is quite majestic as the name suggests with very beautiful ceiling and ornate interior. It is quite a busy place however and service can be pretty slow.


The menu has everything for food and I haven’t had half bad reviews and my own experience wasn’t bad either.

I ordered a burger with chunky chips and some juice. It arrived after about 45 minutes but I was surprised that it was quite delicious and the chunky chips were properly cooked and still warm. The burger patty was juicy and bun was crisp. All in all a good experience.

Things to love: Interior, history

Negatives: Pricey, Slow Service

Food Experience       ★★★★★
Service                        ★★★★★
Ambiance                   ★★★★
Price                             £££££

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