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Bakery and cafe. Serves a large selection of pastries, cakes, and baked goods. Delivers throughout Portugal and to Spain. Est. 2017 originally as PadoVegan. Mostly vegan but reported September 2022 to offer cow's milk. Open Tue-Thu 09:00-20:00, Fri-Sat 09:00-22:00, Sun 09:00-15:00.

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44 Reviews

First Review by MarkCurtin


Points +2081

14 Aug 2023

Good bakery

2023: this locations is just a bakery, they don’t offer any meals any more. Tried the hot dog and the bola and both were delicious

2022:They say all of the food is vegan but they definitely offer cow milk at the place. Tried the pastel de nata and it was really nice.

Updated from previous review on 2023-08-14



Points +190

17 Jul 2023

This place is insane! Best snack-bar ever

I was told for years that I should visit this place but I am not usually in Gaia! However me and my omni partner were close by so we decided to go and OMG, the food was out of this world! Some of the best vegan meats I had in ages! The cachorro and the Chourica were to die for and my partner couldn’t tell it wasn’t real meat! So bloody good and everything we had was delicious! The staff was mega friendly too and we can’t wait to go back!

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nop! No dislikes


Points +52

31 Oct 2022

Tudo vegan!! 🤍🙏

Foi a minha primeira vez em um café com pastelaria típica portuguesa em que não tive de perguntar se continha ovos, manteiga ou se usavam margarina! Muito obrigada por esta experiência 🙏 brioches deliciosos, merenda também! A francesinha também muito boa (embora tenha sido a 1a vez que provei qualquer uma, portanto sem termo de comparação) e a sopa deliciosa!
Uma vez mais, obrigada por terem este espaço aberto e muito sucesso!! 🍀

Pros: Preços acessíveis (iguais à pastelaria convenciona


Points +428

23 Oct 2022

Café 100% Vegan! Tudo ótimo

Incrível haver um café todo vegan! Que saudades de comer uma torradas típicas de café e bolos de pastelaria!

Pros: Todo vegan, Acessível


Points +36

30 Aug 2022

Desilusão :(

Não são um espaço vegan, no mínimo vendem leite de vaca (e também tabaco que é testado em animais, mas nem vou por aí)...

Montras muito vazias, poucas opções para almoçar.

À chegada, espaço ruidoso de homens a tomar cerveja e a fumar à entrada.

Tive que esperar 25 minutos para que me fizessem o almoço pois a pessoa que conseguia fazer um cachorro não estava na loja.

Não tinham pão de cachorro.

Sinceramente... falta de higiene durante o processo de confecção. O senhor chegou da rua e apenas passou as mãos por água, com as quais depois pegou na salsicha e restantes ingredientes.

Foi 9€, primeiro achei caro mas depois, ao ver que o cachorro mais parecia uma francesinha, não achei - não é o que eu pedi.

Principalmente por se denominarem vegan e não serem, não voltarei a consumir.

Cons: Não são vegan! Vendem leite de vaca...


Points +16

11 Aug 2022


The donuts we got were good, But the main food wasnt good at all. The staf didnt speak english so it was hard to order But eventually they made us food to go. After opening the box, we were really dissapointed. The burger was soggy, salad seemed old and everything (salad/fries/seitan)was sour. I would not pay half of the price for this food Sorry.


Points +43

18 Jun 2022

Local bakery

It’s hard to believe this place is all vegan, we were astonished and very happy about Padoca, the service is great. We were happy to discover a vegan place that is not too « stylish » as the rest of Porto’s vegan place, it was more local, we didn’t feel like we were in a tourist place. Easy to park around the corner. Best pastel we tried in Porto !

Pros: Service , Clean, Cheap

Cons: Far from center


Points +28

11 Jun 2022

Top Zufallsfund

Wir sind wohl zu einer eher untypischen Zeit angekommen. Trotzdem war der Service familiär, hilfsbereit und alles wurde frisch zubereitet.

Pros: Gute Auswahl, Super Service, auch bei sprachlichen Barrieren


Points +79

07 Jun 2022

Very impressed

We were on a bike trip and made a detour to taste some of the pastries. They were all delicious. They also have a very extensive menu with all kinds of dishes.


Points +22

21 Mar 2022


Delicious cakes and croissants... Hmmm so good 💚💚💚💚💚🌱

Pros: Cream, Chocolate, Cakes


Points +36

02 Feb 2022


Já provei vários bolos, o hambúrguer de "carne" e o kebab.

Pros: Todo o menu é vegan, Bolos e comida deliciosa, Diferentes estilos de comida


Points +72

24 Jan 2022

Good food for good price

The kebab was ok even tho I'm not a seitan fan. The fries were delicious . I will need to try the famous Bola de Berlim Next !

Unfortunately I ordered it home and didn't got the full experience as i live 40min away. Still the food was still fresh and good.

Pros: Vegan, Good price


Points +128

14 Jan 2022

Padoca review

All vegan pastry. Pastel de nata and croissant were extra delicious!


Points +37

09 Jan 2022

Grateful for this place!

I’ve been traveling Portugal and there’s not much vegan food here (almost none at all) unless you’re in Porto or Lisbon and the Portuguese don’t eat vegetable so when I found this place through happy cow I was beyond excited! Most of the places listed here are close for Covid and I had been eating dry crackers for 2 days.
When I arrive the staff was soooooo friendly, got me a green Jove (hallelujah!!), a burger and soup! It was all super delicious and I bought some little cakes to go so I could have food the next day (nothing is open here on Sundays!) I’m so grateful for this place!


Points +84

14 Nov 2021


I went here on 07/11/2021. The food was great, the staff was friendly and the place was nice.


Points +125

01 Nov 2021

If you are in the area you MUST go here

Small hidden gem in Valadares... Super kind staff, a lot of variety. Very good food and pastries

Pros: Lots of options, Awesome staff, Delicious food


Points +1286

28 Oct 2021

Uma Padaria Vegan

Uma familia que transmotou um negocio de duas décadas em padaria tradicional vegan. Vão encontrar os melhores pasteis de nata vegan de Portugal tão melhores que os clássicos lactosos. Tem tambem menu de almoço, pão fresquinho e têm as mãos dadas com outros negocios vegan por Portugal fora. Gratidão.

Pros: Padaria tradicional Vegana, Muitas opções , O melhor Pastel de Nata


Points +6

Non Veg
11 Oct 2021

Just stay away

The price is a bit too high.
The food is mediocre
The staff and owners are just horrible.
Just choose another place to eat.

Pros: Vegan

Cons: Food, Staff, Drinks


Points +809

08 Oct 2021

So unscheinbar, aber so unglaublich lecker!

Es war wirklich alles unglaublich lecker! Bei der ganzen Auswahl hat es erstmal sehr lange gedauert, mich zu entscheiden. Alles was ich gegessen habe, hat sehr geschmeckt und der Service war sehr freundlich und aufmerksam.

Ich muss aber sagen, dass ich mir erst gar nicht sicher war, ob das Restaurant wirklich vegane Gerichte anbietet, da es eher den Anschein eines Mischköstlerrestaurants macht, da keine Werbung für „Vegan“ oder so zu sehen war.

Für mich ist dieses Restaurant ein Geheimtipp!


Points +60

05 Sep 2021

Must try!

Amazing little cafe! Unfortunately we are just passing through this area. Otherwise I would go back again and again. Delicious vegan food and friendly people. We had a little trouble communicating but we figured it out and they were very patient. Highly recommend!

Pros: 100% VEGAN!


Points +52

24 Aug 2021


Tellement bon et tellement accueillant que nous y retournons le lendemain pour y prendre le déjeuner. Et en plus prix très très attractifs. 90 cts la pastel de nata! Incroyable
Le voyage vaut le détour !

Updated from previous review on 2021-08-24

Pros: Tout

Cons: Rien


Points +38

22 Aug 2021

Pequeno almoço 5 🌟

Nada como um bom pequeno almoço vegan num local acolhedor... recomendo!


Points +246

19 Aug 2021

Best Croissants

This is the best bakery/snack bar you’ll find in the north of Portugal. My favorite croissants (the traditional portuguese croissants) exists here!

Pros: Full vegan bakery, A lot of snacks, The staff is super nice


Points +360

19 Aug 2021


Que surpresa! Pastelaria, e os teus pratos favoritos, veganized!

Updated from previous review on 2021-07-28


Points +9875

08 Aug 2021

I'm so happy!

They weren't completely vegan last year, and now they went all vegan. And they have the most diverse and interesting menu! They are veganizing all the un-vegan dishes!!

Pros: All vegan, Unbelievable!!

Cons: Cheap


Points +48

29 Jul 2021

Comida rápida, boa e barata

A poucos quilómetros do Porto. A comida é simples mas boa, tradicional em versão vegan. Deu nos muito jeito passar por aqui.


Points +19

23 Jul 2021

Tudo o que eu sempre quis

Um lugar em que podemos comer de tudo sem nenhuma preocupação, com um valor super acessível e um atendimento ótimo. Adorei todos os salgados, mas o meu favorito foi o folhado de cogumelos!

Updated from previous review on 2021-07-23

Pros: Variedade, Qualidade , Preço

Cons: Longe

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