In Aix-en-Provence, Café Bastille takes you to Portugal

In Aix-en-Provence, Café Bastille takes you to Portugal

A new address in old Aix, Café Bastille highlights its Portuguese heritage by offering a restaurant and grocery section.

Opened at the beginning of November,Pastel Café” highlights the gastronomy and Portuguese heritage. This brand is located on Gastón de Saporta Street, in the old city of Aix, and is managed by Marina and Matthias. He, of Portuguese origin, works in the kitchen preparing the typical pastry of Portuguese cuisine: pastel de nata.

The cream tartlet can be enjoyed with chocolate chips or even with port, a creation specially designed by Mathias.

The breakfast option is available until 11:30, but you can also have lunch on site at midday and extended end of the day on Fridays and Saturdays.

Mathias and Marina opened “Bastille Café” in the heart of the old city of Aix in November 2023 © Radio France
Kevin Kollock

Every product used in the kitchen is imported from Portugal, including cheese and coffee, but Mathias and Marina prefer the short circuits of fruits and vegetables.

It’s at least a hundred Pastes de nata Which are prepared daily for customers, all handmade to give them the typical snail shape of the original Portuguese recipe.

There is also a grocery store, to extend the experience at home, within the brand with Lusitanian products specially selected by the managers.

Café Pastel is located at 7 rue Gaston de Saporta, in Aix-en-Provence, on the side of the city hall. It is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm and until 9:30pm on Friday and Saturday.

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