A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that hubby and I, along with some good friends, headed up to the west coast for the day. Our first stop was to the Cafe Pão do Rogil, a cafe bakery in the small town of Rogil. If you’re ever in that neck of the woods, I would highly recommend this place, especially if you like cakes!
Cafe Pão do Rogil specialises in traditional custard tarts (pasteis de nata – you might remember the name from my post about the yummy ones in Lisbon) but with a twist. They’re made with sweet potato.
The cafe itself is quite modern for such a traditional old town but it’s been around for decades. The decor reflects that with blown-up posters of paperwork from when the place was created back in the 50s / 60s.
Pão do Rogil – bread
The coffee, by the way, is really good too, so well worth stopping for a mid-morning snack. Whilst there, I would also recommend you buy a loaf or two of their bread. Although I avoid eating wheat bread (I suffer with gluten intolerance), we did buy some for hubby and our friends to try and they tell me it was very tasty. I’ve since noticed that it is also for sale in some of the supermarkets in the Algarve. I spotted it in Intermarche last week.
Biking in Rogil
Hubby and his biker pals often visit Cafe Pão do Rogil during one of their weekend ride outs up the west coast and they love it. It really is the perfect place to chill out for an hour whether you’re passing through en-route to Milfontes (or even Lisbon if you take the scenic route) or if you’re just doing the tourist thing!