MELBOURNE’S HOME OF
PORTUGUESE TARTS

order online

Enjoy the taste of a Portuguese tart from the comfort of your home.

Pick up from Casa Nata locations

846 High St, Thornbury
9am until 3pm | Wednesday to Sunday
166 Chapel Street, Windsor
8am until 3pm | Wednesday to Sunday

At Casa Nata, our doors are open for walk-in coffee and Portuguese tarts. For large pre-orders, please place your order by 4pm for next day pick up.

 

order online

Enjoy the taste of a Portuguese tart from the comfort of your home.

Visit us instore for a coffee and a tart or…
Click and Collect from Casa Nata located
at 846 High St, Thornbury.

We are currently taking pre-orders which are available as pick-up. Place your order by 5pm the previous day.

 

Casa nata. Melbourne home of the Portuquese tart. Atomica Coffee

ABOUT our tarts

Our founders, Nelson and Ruben, opened Casa Nata in 2020 after learning Portuguese tart making techniques from the experts in Portugal. They then came home armed with a drive to create the best Portuguese custard tarts in Melbourne.

We meticulously create Portuguese custard tarts using traditional methods that carefully balance flavour and texture. Our open kitchens in both Thornbury and Windsor cafes allow for our customers to witness the entire process of making authentic Portuguese tarts.

As Melbourne’s first and only dedicated Portuguese tart café, we are excited to bring our love of traditional tart-making to the Melbourne food scene. Located in Thornbury and Windsor, we offer store pick up, dine-in, and a dessert cart for events. Our Portuguese tarts are the perfect addition to any occasion.

AUTHENTIC PORTUGUESE CUSTARD TARTS

Pasteis de Nata (aka Portuguese Tarts) were made originally by the monks of the Jeronimos Monastery in Belem, Portugal. The idea started in the 18th century when the monks used egg whites to starch clothing. The left-over egg yolk was then used to make cakes and pastries.

As a result of the liberal revolution, the monks began to sell these custard pastries to a local sugar refinery. Eventually, the recipe was sold to the sugar refinery, and they opened what we now know as Pasteis de Belem – which is still open to this day!

Today, our Portuguese tarts are the perfect accompaniment to Melbourne’s celebrated coffee, and a staple for our regulars in Thornbury and Windsor.

PORTUGUESE TARTS – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are Portuguese Tarts?
Pastel de Nata or “Portuguese custard tart” in English, is a favoured pastry that hails from Portugal and has an outer shell made of crunchy puff pastry and a caramelised custard-filled centre.
Are Portuguese tarts vegan?
They are not vegan as they contain milk and eggs.
Do your tarts contain nuts?
No, our premises are nut-free zones but we can’t promise our suppliers are the same.
Are they gluten-free?
Our Portuguese tarts are not gluten-free.