Mercearia Dona Mécia

Funchal, Madeira

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Mercearia Dona Mécia

Mercearia Dona Mécia is the place where locals come to unwind and watch the world go by. The place is located down a little cobbled street ,and is known for its relaxing vibe and tasty tapas. Be sure to pay a visit when you are in Funchal.


Portugal is known for its delicious sweet pastries and cakes. One of the most famous ones is the pastel de nata, a tart filled with creamy egg custard. But you won't only find a pastelaria full of pasteis de nata, they have much more to offer such as pastel de côco, and tarte de amêndoa. For those among us who don't speak Portuguese, these pastries are a coconut and almond tarts. Get yourself a cup of coffee or tea and you will have the perfect lunch. Be prepared to return home having packed on a couple of extra pounds.