Manteigaria, which translates to "butter," is the not-so-hidden secret ingredient behind the store's famous creamy Portuguese custard tarts. Instead of margarine, they use pure butter along with plenty of sugar. Manteigaria pastry chefs undergo months of intensive training to perfect the recipe. Part of the experience is being able to watch the chef's make the treats through glass windows. The bakery also offers variations of the pastry; Pastel de nata with cream cod or Portuguese chicken fillings. Visitors usually enjoy the custard tart with Manteigaria's famous green wine or their Butter cocktail (which is a mixture of Delta and Amarguinha coffee).
The store can be found in two locations in Lisbon: on the corner of the famous Largo de Camões square and the Mercado da Ribeira food court. Each of the bakeries has poems adorning the walls written by famous Portuguese writers, which adds to the overall experience. Manteigaria operates from 8 am to 12 am, so you're able to enjoy it at your convenience.