The Factory History
The factory was founded in 1893 by Francisco Roque Gomes da Silva.
Since opening its doors in 1893, the factory and shop have remained in the same location, Travessa do Forno.
Fabrica Santo Antonio is an icon of the city of Funchal, and even of the autonomous region of Madeira. .
Beginning by producing biscuits, it becomes obvious of the English influence as you see the logo of the 5kg vintage tins that were originally used to accommodate the cookies.
In 1948, the plant, partially visible behind the counter, was remodeled and adapted to electricity. The modernization then spared to the main cookie molder machine which dates back to the 1900 and still used today.
Fabrica Santo António remains a family business and currently in its 6th generation.