The Palco de Especiarias is one of the nicest places in the historical centre of Tomar to taste regional Tomar pastries at half the price of the same products in the more tourist cafés in Tomar. It’s a 1 minute walk from the main square, Praca do Republica.
The owner has lived abroad for many years and has returned to Tomar to open this very special little bakery to offer local delicacies that are 100% Portuguese and international style baguettes and bread such as a really delicious brown seeds and cereal bun with tuna salad.
It’s also a nice place to have a coffee or tea, accompanied by something that is guaranteed delicious!
She has many delicacies for sale to take home or eat in her bakery which seats 16 people.
The local Tomar pastries on offer are
“Fatia de Tomar” – Tomar slices made of egg yolk and sugar and the most famous of the Tomar pastries.
“Doce de Cama” or Bed sweet (See Photo’s)
“Brigadeiros” Chocolate with milk cream