When traveling to our country, find where the best Brazilian coffee shops are. Check this article and discover where the mojo is in Brazil.
We are a coffee nation. Look around and, chances are, you will spot a place to drink your Joe.
Some people have been asking where to find good coffee in Brazil. Unfortunately, I do not know all the places… yet! This is a list of coffee places that some of my friends and I have visited and enjoyed.
Never mind that you may be “just an average drinker”! Don’t take yourself for granted! You love coffee too, don’t you?
If if you ever come to my country, try one of these Brazilian Coffee Shops:
SAO PAULO, SP
A most influential roastery, coffee shop & academy, this is a kitchen with a science lab look. Baristas walk around in jumpsuits to change the way you feel about coffee shops.
Rua Fradique Coutinho, 1340
+55 (11) 3375-7400
Everyday: 10:00 to 20:00
A sofa, a pastry, and coffee in the comfort of a living room-like theme. Taste the Scandinavian style of a lighter roast in this home outside-of-home cozy place. Shops in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Boston (USA).
Rua Bianchi Bertoldi, 130
11 3034 5830
Mon-Fri: 9:00 to 18:30
Sat: 10:00 to 18:00
Coffee and downtown bring a snapshot of Old São Paulo. Once upon a time, the district was a symbol of prosperity in the Brazilian coffee colonial era.
Espresso comes from the owner’s farm in Minas Gerais, showing a light roast profile with big bright fruit tones. One great example among the many fantastic Brazilian Coffee Shops.
Rua Dr. Cesário Mota Júnior, 379
Mon-Sat: 10:00 às 19:00
The Little Coffee Shop
A small café with a great coffee.
Rua Lisboa, 357
Bio Barista Cafés Especiais
This an old Volkswagen coffee truck that runs around the city spreading the “Black Bean” word to its followers.
Location: Anywhere and everywhere.
Pão de Queijo Haddock Lobo
Coffee is average to good, but they have the Best Brazilian Cheese Bread in the world. This is a must for everyone that visits the city.
Rua Haddock Lobo, 1408
RIO DE JANEIRO, RJ
This is one of the most famous Brazilian Coffee Shops. This is a 120-year-old tea and coffee parlor that serves pastries and other goodies. The traditional building is a Rio de Janeiro landmark and should never be missed when visiting this iconic city.
The traditional building is a Brazilian landmark in Rio de Janeiro and should never be missed by any type of visitor.
Centro – Rua Gonçalves Dias, 32 • Centro – Rio de Janeiro/RJ
Copacabana – Praça Cel Eugênio Franco nº1, Posto 6 •
21 2505 1500
Mon-Fri: 09:00 to 19:30
Saturdays and holidays: 09:00 to 17:00
A classic Brazilian corner bar. Great coffee and traditional Brazilian pork, or sausage sandwiches.
Rua São José, 86
Armazém do Café
Usually hopping with people, this 10-year-old local chain from Ipanema with eight locations spread around the city offers great Brazilian coffee blends from different parts of the country.
Rua Maria Quitéria, 77 loja G
Mon: 08:30 às 20:30
Fri: 08:30 às 20:30
Sat: 08:30 às 19:00
Sun: 10:00 às 18:00
Founded in 1860 by a Frenchman, this vintage parlor in historic downtown offers sweets and coffee in a variety of formats.
Ask for a “pastel de nata” (custard tart) to taste some of the traditional Portuguese flavors that influenced Rio’s cuisine.
Rua Sete de Setembro 137
+55 21 2222 2358
+55 21 2221 0533
Largo das Letras Bookstore
Embodied in an old big mansion this café depicts the theatrical decay of one of the most ancient neighborhoods in town. A selected small collection of books about Brazil will accompany your coffee savoring.
Rua Almirante Alexandrino, 501
Fri: 14:00 às 20:00
Sat: 15:00 às 22:00
Sun: 14:00 às 20:00
The massive Tijuca forest that embraces the embracing Christ, The Redeemer is an overwhelming sight to see.
At forest’s foot, you will find this open-roof mansion inside a national park.
There you will find this charming café that offers iced coffee, lattes and extensive breakfast and afternoon tea menus.
Rua Jardim Botânico 414
+55 21 2226 8125
Mon.-Fri: 9am-noon, tea from 3-6pm
Forget the paradigm that relates good coffee to a high price.
Located on the second floor of a downtown bus terminal, Curto invites you to dictate their profits based on your satisfaction. A board exposes their costs to all customers showing, for example, that small espresso costs about 15 cents and you are invited to pay above that.
AV. Erasmos Braga 278
Sobreloja, Quiosque 47
Terminal Menezes Cortes – Edificio Garagem
(21) 98323-0183 / (21) 98176-2582
Mon.-Fri: 10:00 às 17:00
Caffé Olé has an old bookstore environment with a great coffee and meal menu.
Rua Luis de Camões 2
+55 (21) 2509-7331 – (21) 971625659.
This place will offer you some of the best espressos in Rio
Rua da Quitanda, 191
New York Cafe
Great cheesecake and incredible coffee in an American cuisine parlor that reminds me of “Friends”, the TV show.
Rua XV de Novembro, 2916
Tue-Fri: 15:30 às 23:00
Sat: 12:00 às 23:00
Sun: 12:00 às 21:00
Rause Café e Vinho
A cozy coffee and wine restaurant-bar with 2 addresses in the city.
Al. Dr. Carlos de Carvalho, 696
+55 41 3024.0696
Mon-Fri: 08:00 às 20:00
A sweet and delicate place with sweet and delicate coffee in an American inspired bakery.
Rua Brasilino Moura, 382 Ahú / Av. Vicente Machado, 2012 Batel
Mon-Fri: 12:00 às 19:00
Sat: 14:00 às 19:00
Cafe do Mercado
A great place to taste wonderful coffee.
Avenida 7 Setembro 1865 – Lojas 437-438-439-440
Tue-Sat: 9:00 – 18:00
Sun: 9:00 – 13:00
Lucca Cafés Especiais
That Brazilian coffee scent that makes you linger inside.
Alameda Presidente Taunay, 40
Mon-Fri: 08:00 – 22:00
Sat: 09:00 – 22:00 hs
Sun and holidays: 12:00 – 22:00
BELO HORIZONTE, MG
Café com Letras – Liberdade
Books and a refine coffee menu in a sophisticated modern environment.
Centro Cultural Banco Do Brasil
Praça da Liberdade, 450.
Wed-Mon 10:00 to 21:00
Closes on Tuesdays.
Great Cheese bread and Brazilian coffee options in a versatile restaurant-bar.
Rua da Bahia, 1071
Mon-Sat: 07:00 to 23:00
Over 20 years of great coffee gatherings with a variety of generations and cultures.
Rua dos Guajajaras, 416, Centro
Mon-Fri: 08:00 to 20:30
Sat: 10:00 to 20:00
PORTO ALEGRE, RS
Books in a gentle and cozy parlor with a wonderful scent of great coffee
Sarmento Leite, 1024
Porto Alegre, RS
Tue-Sun: 12:00 to 22:00
Baden Cafes Especiais
Avenida Jerônimo de Ornelas #431
Always in love with quality Arabica coffee.
Their coffee shops are considered oásis inside the main shopping malls of Porto Alegre. Great Brazilian coffee and sandwiches.
Rua Hilário Ribeiro, 281
“In a cup of coffee, you can put the world’s beauty. In a cup of coffee, you can feel the bitter and sweet taste of life” – Jorge Amado
A beautiful sunset with a delicious cup of coffee… what else matters?
Santo Antonio Alem do Carmo
Padaria Café François
A French bakery and café.
SC 401 n° 8600
Centro Empresarial Corporate Park
Santo Antonio de Lisboa
Tue-Sun: 09:00 to 21:30
FairyLand Café & Cupcakeria
American cupcakes with great Brazilian coffee.
Caminho dos açores 1740
Tue-Sun: 14:00 to 20:00
Rua Afonso Cláudio, 254
Praia do Canto
Mon-Sat: 10:00 to 21:00
O Pátio Café e Cozinha
Great food and Brazilian coffee in a bucolic patio.
Avenida Rui Barbosa 141
R. Pereira da Costa, nº 56
Mon-Sat: 8:30 to 19:00
(81) 3034.3344/3314.5044 whatsapp: 7117.6397
R. Dona Ada Vieira, nº 113
Mon-Sat: 9:00 to 20:00
Casa Forte: (81) 3019.7100/3019.6999 Wahtsapp: 7117.6486
If you have any other place you find should be on this list, please leave a comment.