Best Brazilian Coffee Shops

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 at 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 Brazil, try one of these:

SAO PAULO, SP

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Coffee Lab

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
Vila Madalena

+55 (11) 3375-7400

Everyday: 10:00 to 20:00

http://coffeelab.com.br/

Sofá Café

A sofa, a pastry, and coffee on the comfort a sofa. 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
Pinheiros
São Paulo
11 3034 5830
Mon-Fri: 9:00 to 18:30
Sat: 10:00 to 18:00

http://sofacafe.com.br/

 

Beluga Café

Coffee and downtown São Paulo are a snapshot of Old São Paulo. Once 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.

Rua Dr. Cesário Mota Júnior, 379
Vila Buarque
(11) 3214-5322
Mon-Sat: 10:00 às 19:00
info@belugasp.com
http://www.belugasp.com

 

The Little Coffee Shop

A small café with a great coffee.

Rua Lisboa, 357
Pinheiros
(11) 2385-5430
https://www.facebook.com/thelittlecoffeeshopbr

 

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.
(11) 96562-7126
https://www.facebook.com/BioBaristaCafesEspeciais/

 

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
01414003
(11) 3088-3087
https://www.facebook.com/pages/P%C3%A3o-de-Queijo-Haddock-Lobo/144949118901627?fref=ts

 

RIO DE JANEIRO, RJ

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This is a 120-year-old tea and coffee parlor that serves pastries and other goodies. The traditional building a landmark of Rio de Janeiro and should never be missed b any type of visitor.

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

http://www.confeitariacolombo.com.br/

 

Café Gaúcho

A classic Brazilian corner bar. Great coffee and traditional Brazilian pork, or sausage sandwiches.

Rua São José, 86
Downtown Rio
21-2533-9285
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
Ipanema
21-2522-5039
Mon: 08:30 às 20:30
Fri: 08:30 às 20:30
Sat: 08:30 às 19:00
Sun: 10:00 às 18:00
http://www.armazemdocafe.com.br

 

Casa Cavé

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 flavor that influenced Rio’s cuisine.

Rua Sete de Setembro 137
Centro
+55 21 2222 2358
+55 21 2221 0533
Mon-Fri: 9am-7pm
Sat: 9am-1pm
http://www.casacave.com.br/

 

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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
Santa Teresa
21-2221-8992

Fri: 14:00 às 20:00
Sat: 15:00 às 22:00
Sun: 14:00 às 20:00

http://www.largodasletras.com.br

 

Café D.R.I.

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.

park entrance:
Rua Jardim Botânico 414
Jardim Botânico
+55 21 2226 8125
Mon.-Fri: 9am-noon, tea from 3-6pm
Sat.-Sun. 9am-1pm
http://www.driculinaria.com.br/dricafe/

 

Curto Café

Forget the paradigm that relates good coffee with 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
Centro
(21) 98323-0183 / (21) 98176-2582
Mon.-Fri: 10:00 às 17:00
https://www.facebook.com/curtocafe/

 

Caffé Olé

Caffé Olé has an old bookstore environment with a great coffee and meal menu.

Rua Luis de Camões 2
Centro
+55 (21) 2509-7331 – (21) 971625659.
Mon.-Fri. 10am-7pm

 

Café Rubro

This place will offer you some of the best espressos in Rio
Rua da Quitanda, 191
Centro
21-2516-0610
http://www.rubrocafe.com.br

 

CURITIBA, PR

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Great cheesecake and incredible coffee in an American cuisine parlor that reminds me of “Friends”, the TV show.

Rua XV de Novembro, 2916

(41) 3077-6922

Tue-Fri: 15:30 às 23:00
Sat: 12:00 às 23:00
Sun: 12:00 às 21:00

https://www.facebook.com/NewYorkCafeCwb/

 

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
http://www.rausecafe.com.br/

 

Goodies Bakery

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
Curitiba, PR
(41) 3408-2225
Mon-Fri: 12:00 às 19:00
Sat: 14:00 às 19:00
https://www.facebook.com/GoodiesBakery/

 

Cafe do Mercado

A great place to taste wonderful coffee.

Avenida 7 Setembro 1865 – Lojas 437-438-439-440
(41) 3362.7912

Tue-Sat: 9:00 – 18:00
Sun: 9:00 – 13:00
http://www.cafedomercadocuritiba.com.br

 

Lucca Cafés Especiais

That Brazilian coffee scent that makes you linger inside.

Alameda Presidente Taunay, 40
Batel
(41) 3016-6675
Mon-Fri: 08:00 – 22:00
Sat: 09:00 – 22:00 hs
Sun and holidays: 12:00 – 22:00
http://lojadecafes.com.br/curitiba/

 

BELO HORIZONTE, MG

cafedasletras-bhCafé com Letras – Liberdade

Books and a refine coffee menu in a sophisticated modern environment.
Centro Cultural Banco Do Brasil
Praça da Liberdade, 450.

(31) 3267-9929

Wed-Mon 10:00 to 21:00
Closes on Tuesdays.
http://www.cafecomletras.com.br/

 

Benzadeus Café

Great Cheese bread and Brazilian coffee options in a versatile restaurant-bar.

Rua da Bahia, 1071
Centro
(31) 3214-3234
Mon-Sat: 07:00 to 23:00
http://benzadeuscafe.com/

 

Café Kahlua

Over 20 years of great coffee gatherings with a variety of generations and cultures.

Rua dos Guajajaras, 416, Centro
(31) 3222-5887
Mon-Fri: 08:00 to 20:30
Sat: 10:00 to 20:00
https://www.facebook.com/KahluaCafe/?fref=ts

 

PORTO ALEGRE, RS

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Books in a gentle and cozy parlor with a wonderful scent of great coffee

Sarmento Leite, 1024
Porto Alegre, RS
(51) 3392-7746
Tue-Sun: 12:00 to 22:00
https://www.facebook.com/cafeagridoce/

 

Baden Cafes Especiais

Avenida Jerônimo de Ornelas #431
(51) 3209-7427

Always in love with quality Arabica coffee.

https://www.facebook.com/BadenCafesEspeciais/

 

Press Café

Their coffee shops are considered oásis inside the main shopping malls of Porto Alegre. Great Brazilian coffee and sandwiches.

Rua Hilário Ribeiro, 281
(51) 3222-7718

http://www.grupopress.com.br/#/cafes

 

SALVADOR, BA

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“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
3241-5095
http://www.cafelier.com.br/

 

FLORIANOPOLIS, SC

Padaria Café François

A French bakery and café.

SC 401 n° 8600
Centro Empresarial Corporate Park
Santo Antonio de Lisboa
(48) 3226-0004

Tue-Sun: 09:00 to 21:30
http://www.cafefrancois.com.br/

 

FairyLand Café & Cupcakeria

American cupcakes with great Brazilian coffee.

Caminho dos açores 1740
Florianópolis, SC
(48) 3209-7462
Tue-Sun: 14:00 to 20:00

https://www.facebook.com/FairyLandCupcakes/

 

VITORIA, ES

Cafe Bamboo

Rua Afonso Cláudio, 254
Praia do Canto
3315-9204
Mon-Sat: 10:00 to 21:00
https://www.facebook.com/cafebamboo/

RECIFE, PE

O Pátio Café e Cozinha

Great food and Brazilian coffee in a bucolic patio.

Avenida Rui Barbosa 141
Graças
(81) 3034-3534
http://www.opatiocafe.com.br/

 

Pavlova

R. Pereira da Costa, nº 56
Pina
Mon-Sat: 8:30 to 19:00
(81) 3034.3344/3314.5044 whatsapp: 7117.6397

R. Dona Ada Vieira, nº 113
Casa Forte
Mon-Sat: 9:00 to 20:00
Casa Forte: (81) 3019.7100/3019.6999 Wahtsapp: 7117.6486

vendas@pavlova.com.br
http://www.pavlova.com.br

 

If you have any other place you find should be on this list, please leave a comment.

 


 

14 thoughts on “Best Brazilian Coffee Shops

  • 2016-05-26 at 10:00 pm
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    Hi there,

    I love my coffee and just can’t go without my morning cuppa joe, But it does have to be a quality cuppa Joe, and I will be Ipanema and Rio next month.

    It would be pretty cool if there was a google​ map with the best coffee places to instantly find the nearest and best authentic Brazilian coffee shop.

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    • 2016-05-27 at 11:37 pm
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      Hi, Derek,

      Unfortunately, I can’t afford any more plugins in my blog for maps. I will try to find something that suits, but i’m not sure if I’ll be able to implement it.

      Thank so much for stopping by.

      Cheers!

      Reply
  • 2016-08-02 at 9:40 am
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    Hi there,

    You must already did a lot research to find a lot coffee shops, even in some different countries. A little suggestion from me. What if you put the price range on every bar/shops? I think that will be good information for tourist or local. And probably the food speciality of the shops/bar too. Good luck!

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    • 2016-08-05 at 3:31 pm
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      Hello, there,

      Thanks for sharing your opinion. Your suggestion will be put up for discussion on our next meeting.

      Cheers!

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  • 2016-09-02 at 4:22 am
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    What a wonderful idea. This is Starbuck’s attempt to bring this paradigm in a small way to the US. NATURALLY IN A VERY SMALL WAY!
    Being the capital of coffee means you offer only the best, most aromatic coffee grown in your area. Whst a blessing…
    Thank you,
    Edward Mijarez

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    • 2016-09-07 at 7:21 am
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      Hello, Edward,

      Thanks for sharing your view.

      Regards.

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  • 2016-09-21 at 1:55 pm
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    Amazing article! I went to Manaus two years ago and it would have been nice if I’d had these coffee shop suggestions on my map. The way you describe the ambiance is great! It’s straight to the point and short. I like that. Definitely a good cover of Brazilian coffee shops. I lot of memories came to my mind while reading this. Thank you.

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    • 2016-09-25 at 2:24 pm
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      Hello, Vincent,

      Thanks for sharing your experience with us. Cheers!

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  • 2016-10-19 at 11:09 am
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    Wow i like the article of the best Brazilian coffee shops. It helps state the difference between them and choose. I’m mostly interested in the shop for Bio barista cafes especiais because they have this travelling food truck style, spreading the black bean word around town to afficcionados. Must be a great way to increase profit and attract customers.

    Good idea.

    Jose

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    • 2016-10-20 at 10:58 am
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      Hello, there,

      Thanks fo sharing your impressions. Cheers!

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  • 2016-12-08 at 9:04 pm
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    Hi Caitoj,

    I found this quite interesting as a coffee drinker myself, thanks for sharing this with me.

    I am yet to visit Brazil one day and experience the culture and vibe the country holds. I know that Brazilian coffee is quite big so I would much like to try it one day. I’m sure it would taste much better then the coffee we drink here in the UK.

    One day I’ll visit one of those shops and I’ll remember your post when I go inside.

    Which city do you think is the best place to start my coffee journey in Brazil?

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    • 2016-12-08 at 9:37 am
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      Hello, Joshua,

      Thanks for sharing your impressions. The first thing you should keep in mind is that you don’t need to leave the UK to enjoy great coffee. There are many good roasters that provide excellent worldwide coffee, including Brazilian coffee, in your country. If you can’t manage to find one near you, the internet has many coffee dealers online that will help you find fantastic products.

      However, don’t let that stop you from coming to Brazil. Regarding coffee drinking, I find São Paulo City the best place to savor the beverage and any kind of food really. São Paulo is a cosmopolitan metropolis similar to New York, or Hong Kong. I’m pretty sure you will find plenty of stuff to do there also. The go to Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, etc… The above post is quite a good script to follow really.

      Have fun and great coffee drinking! Cheers!

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  • 2016-12-08 at 10:08 pm
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    Thank you so much for the tip. All that information about Brazilian coffee shops and everything else is very useful. I’ll look into those UK coffee dealers and roasters also.

    All the best!

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    • 2016-12-13 at 9:11 am
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      You are very welcome, It is I that have to thank you. Hope you enjoy your coffee journeys and to see you soon. All the best!

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