Casa de Chá Maltesinhas
R. dos Açoutados 12, 7800-812 Beja, Portugal
Feast on the conventual sweets of AlentejoThis family-owned tearoom is the perfect place to try the regional doces conventuais, or conventual sweets, of Alentejo.
The desserts were traditionally made by nuns in local convents. Everything is made by hand, using recipes created in the convents and passed down through local family kitchens. Try the pasteis de toucinho, or pão de rala, a weighty confection of almonds, (48!) egg yolks and gila, a type of squash.
Select from dozens of teas to enjoy with a pastry, and take home a gift-sized bottle of floral or herbal liqueurs made in-house.