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THE FRANCESINHA

Considered one of the top ten sandwiches in the world and one of the top ten flavors of Europe, the Santiago’s Francesinha is now one of the largest gastronomic icons of Porto and Portugal. It is at Café Santiago that the Francesinha has its highest level of quality and recognition.
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The Bread

O Pão
Our Francesinha is made with loaf bread cooked in a wood burning stove. Before we use it we made a criterial selection of its shape and consistency and cut it in carefully slices

Mortadella
Fresh Sausage
"Linguiça"
The Beef Steak
The Ham
The Cheese
Toasting the Bread
The Egg
The Cover Cheese
The Francesinha Sauce
The Essence

A FRANCESINHA

Considered one of the top ten sandwiches in the world and one of the top ten flavors of Europe, the Santiago’s Francesinha is now one of the largest gastronomic icons of Porto and Portugal. It is at Café Santiago that the Francesinha has its highest level of quality and recognition.
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The Bread

O Pão
Our Francesinha is made with loaf bread cooked in a wood burning stove. Before we use it we made a criterial selection of its shape and consistency and cut it in carefully slices

Mortadella
Fresh Sausage
"Linguiça"
The Beef Steak
The Ham
The Cheese
Toasting the Bread
The Egg
The Cover Cheese
The Francesinha Sauce
The Essence

Everything is done with soul

Everything is done with soul

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Café Santiago

Officially founded in 1959, Café Santiago opened its doors quite before, in the 1930s, as pasture and barroom house. Over time, it went undergone several major renovations as it almost nothing remains of its original decoration. In 1978, Mr. Fernando Pereira and Isabel Ferreira, the current owners, started their connection to Cafe Santiago by exploring the tobacconist that currently existed. In 1993, they acquired the entire property giving a new life to space itself. The Francesinha Santiago® has always been our primary reference, having emerged as the result of the development and improvement of the typical Francesinha in Porto, by dedicated elements of the Pereira family. Carefully selected ingredients, unique quilting process 100% handmade and its famous and delicious special sauce which recipe is a well-kept family secret, give the Francesinha Santiago® the status of major reference in the gastronomy of Porto and Portugal.

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Santiago F

In response to the demand and following success in Café Santiago, Café Santiago F emerged in 2011 also in Rua de Passos Manuel, in Porto,right in front of the Coliseum. As an independent project, managed by Filipe Pereira, it is the first expansion of Café Santiago, thanks to a team with a great amount of confidence, born and raised in the "Santiago family" over the last few years. The Café Santiago F is a relaxed and welcoming space where the top priority is quality. Just as in Café Santiago, the cuisine is home-inspired and Francesinha Santiago queen. Francesinha Santiago® TOP is an exclusive.

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Santiago da Praça

On July 25, in 2017, we opened the Café Santiago da Praça, in Praça dos Poveiros, "our crown jewel" just 25 meters above the mother house. With a distinct Oporto character, Santiago da Praça follows an evolutionary way the gastronomic that predicates its origin, the Café Santiago. With a relaxed and genuine atmosphere, it has an exceptional location, right in the heart of the city and close to everything, as you can see in the signposted places inside the restaurant. Francesinha Santiago® of Praça primes for excellence in quality and is an exclusive that is only available here.

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Café Santiago

Officially founded in 1959, Café Santiago opened its doors quite before, in the 1930s, as pasture and barroom house. Over time, it went undergone several major renovations as it almost nothing remains of its original decoration. In 1978, Mr. Fernando Pereira and Isabel Ferreira, the current owners, started their connection to Cafe Santiago by exploring the tobacconist that currently existed. In 1993, they acquired the entire property giving a new life to space itself. The Francesinha Santiago® has always been our primary reference, having emerged as the result of the development and improvement of the typical Francesinha in Porto, by dedicated elements of the Pereira family. Carefully selected ingredients, unique quilting process 100% handmade and its famous and delicious special sauce which recipe is a well-kept family secret, give the Francesinha Santiago® the status of major reference in the gastronomy of Porto and Portugal.

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Santiago F

Santiago F

In response to the demand and following success in Café Santiago, Café Santiago F emerged in 2011 also in Rua de Passos Manuel, in Porto,right in front of the Coliseum. As an independent project, managed by Filipe Pereira, it is the first expansion of Café Santiago, thanks to a team with a great amount of confidence, born and raised in the "Santiago family" over the last few years. The Café Santiago F is a relaxed and welcoming space where the top priority is quality. Just as in Café Santiago, the cuisine is home-inspired and Francesinha Santiago queen. Francesinha Santiago® TOP is an exclusive.

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Santiago da Praça

Santiago da Praça

On July 25, in 2017, we opened the Café Santiago da Praça, in Praça dos Poveiros, "our crown jewel" just 25 meters above the mother house. With a distinct Oporto character, Santiago da Praça follows an evolutionary way the gastronomic that predicates its origin, the Café Santiago. With a relaxed and genuine atmosphere, it has an exceptional location, right in the heart of the city and close to everything, as you can see in the signposted places inside the restaurant. Francesinha Santiago® of Praça primes for excellence in quality and is an exclusive that is only available here.

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MEANWHILE IN THE KITCHEN

MEANWHILE IN THE KITCHEN

BAKED

GOATLING

CODFISH

BRAGA STYLISH

TRIPES

PORTO STYLISH

VEGETABLES SOUP

'ROJÕES' (SEASONED PIECES OF PORK LOIN)

MINHO STYLISH

SARDINES

AND RICE WITH TOMATO

Prego

“Prego em Prato” or “Prego no Pão”

In Porto we call “Prego” (a Nail in English) a grilled steak with french fries. Mostly because in the old days, the meat was literally "hammered” in order to make it more tender .In Santiago Café, we serve the typical Porto ‘nails’. Served in a dish or in a single bread, our ‘nails’ are made with the best bull meat we receive daily, in which we put aside the fat and soften the meat, without the hammer.

Prego

“Prego em Prato” or “Prego no Pão”

In Porto we call “Prego” (a Nail in English) a grilled steak with french fries. Mostly because in the old days, the meat was literally "hammered” in order to make it more tender .In Santiago Café, we serve the typical Porto ‘nails’. Served in a dish or in a single bread, our ‘nails’ are made with the best bull meat we receive daily, in which we put aside the fat and soften the meat, without the hammer.

Santiago’s Hotdog

The Santiago’s Hotdog is also one of our most popular references. When it’s served with sauce, some call it the Francesinha in a longer shape. With crunchy dog bread, fresh sausage, "linguiça", ham and cheese, Santiago’s Hotdog is assumed as an unique snack , or as a delicious appetizer, or even a good old simple snack.

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Cachorro Santiago

The Santiago’s Hotdog is also one of our most popular references. When it’s served with sauce, some call it the Francesinha in a longer shape. With crunchy dog bread, fresh sausage, "linguiça", ham and cheese, Santiago’s Hotdog is assumed as an unique snack , or as a delicious appetizer, or even a good old simple snack.
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To make everything work

COOKS AND MAIDS

There are the cooks and maids , dedicated and well prepared who took the course kitchen with their mothers and grandmothers. And as such, our cooks when they are not working are prattle or knitting.

KITCHEN AND TABLE ASSISTANTS

Responsible and organized, great discipline and availability. They deal with the replacement of items, the treatment of meat and delicatessens for francesinhas, from the assembly of francesinhas to their confection. Serve customers at the counter and still provide all the service for the waiters.

OUR WAITERS

Our waiters are restless workers fully dedicated to our clients! They are real “athletes” considering the kilometers they run all day holding a tray on their hands. They might not speak your language, but they always find a way to communicate with you.

To make everything work

COOKS AND MAIDS

There are the cooks and maids , dedicated and well prepared who took the course kitchen with their mothers and grandmothers. And as such, our cooks when they are not working are prattle or knitting.

KITCHEN AND TABLE ASSISTANTS

Responsible and organized, great discipline and availability. They deal with the replacement of items, the treatment of meat and delicatessens for francesinhas, from the assembly of francesinhas to their confection. Serve customers at the counter and still provide all the service for the waiters.

OUR WAITERS

Our waiters are restless workers fully dedicated to our clients! They are real “athletes” considering the kilometers they run all day holding a tray on their hands. They might not speak your language, but they always find a way to communicate with you.
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OUR TEAM

In Café Santiago there are no bosses. We are one big family that works restless with all our hearts, committed and dedicated to make things happen.

OUR TEAM

In Café Santiago there are no bosses. We are one big family that works restless with all our hearts, committed and dedicated to make things happen.

Get in touch with us

In the center of Porto, turned to the world

Café Santiago
Rua Passos Manuel 226
4000-382 Porto, Portugal

T: (+351) 222 055 797
Email: geral@cafesantiago.pt

Santiago F
Rua Passos Manuel 198
4000-382 Porto, Portugal

T: (+351) 222 081 804
Email: geral@cafesantiago.pt

Santiago da Praça
Praça dos Poveiros 88
4000-382 Porto, Portugal

T: (+351) 222 055 083
Email: geral@cafesantiago.pt

Get in touch with us

In the center of Porto, turned to the world

Café Santiago
Rua Passos Manuel 226
4000-382 Porto, Portugal
T: (+351) 222 055 797
Email: geral@cafesantiago.pt

Santiago F
Rua Passos Manuel 198
4000-382 Porto, Portugal
T: (+351) 222 081 804
Email: geral@cafesantiago.pt

Santiago da Praça
Praça dos Poveiros 88
4000-382 Porto, Portugal
T: (+351) 222 055 083
Email: geral@cafesantiago.pt