Portuguese Pastry Post-Doc: Tease

Rua do Norte, 31-33 (Has since moved to another location in Bairro Alto – Rua Nova da Piedade 16
Lisbon, Portugal

While the bakery scene in Lisbon may be dominated by classic cafes with gilded mirrors and eggy pastries, there is another breed of cafe cropping up in trendier areas of Lisbon, one more in line with contemporary culinary trends and tastes. One such shop is Tease, Lisbon’s go-to spot for cupcakes. Tease is located in the Chiado neighborhood of Lisbon, home to many of Lisbon’s newest clubs.

Tease is the brainchild of architect Sónia Millard and you can tell that every detail has been carefully considered. The interior of Tease is eclectic, with a mishmash of velvet armchairs, antique china and cool wall art. The glass bakery case was full of cupcakes, and there was also a variety of other baked goods and coffee drinks on offer.  Like many of the newer cafes in Lisbon, Tease also offers a complete brunch and afternoon tea. However, the main reason to visit Tease is for the cupcakes. Each large cupcake was 2.40€, and miniature cupcakes are 1.00€.

The day we visited, the cupcake assortment included red velvet, vanilla, fresh strawberry, cookies and cream, lemon poppyseed, among others. We ordered a cookies and cream cupcake, chocolate cake, which came topped with cookies and cream icing and an oreo. We were not expecting much (we are not too into cupcake bakeries as a rule) – but the cupcake was actually quite delicious. We loved the eclectic decor of Tease, the friendly service and the cute outdoor seating area. We would definitely recommend Tease to visitors and Lisboetas alike who are maxed-out on Pasteis de Nata.

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