Casa Amiga – Leith

Best pastel de nata outside Lisbon

Casa Amiga is a charming family-run cafe and bakehouse on Leith Walk that has been producing top-quality traditional Portuguese pastries and savouries since 2014.

There are fresh soups daily, along with cod fritters, various flavours of croquettes, pastries stuffed with chorizo and cheeses and lots of other assorted sweet treats, including Nutella doughnuts.

However, the real stars are the pastel de nata (Portuguese custard tarts), which are some of the best you’ll find outside Lisbon. Beware, as one is never enough!

Pastel de nata

 

In addition they also have a small deli selection of Portuguese groceries and soft-drinks, along with cured meats, cheeses and wines.

Casa Amiga Leith interior

With great coffee and free Wi-Fi, it’s a popular spot and fills up quickly, but there’s an additional seating area in the basement, or you can always take your pastel de nata away.

Top tip – if it’s a sunny day, grab a picnic to go and enjoy it in nearby Pilrig Park.

Casa Amiga’s website

Address: 294 Leith Walk, EH6 5BX

Phone: +44 131 467 5664