Category Archives: Brunch

Brunch in Moema

Staying in Sao Paulo over the weekend? Feeling an intense chocolate craving coming on?  Head over to Pain et Chocolat for their famous brunch buffet.  Offering over 100 items including: delicious breads, mini muffins, fruits, pancakes, waffles, pastries, eggs, sausage, potato rosti, cookies and much more, Pain et Chocolat will have whatever you desire.  Brunch […]

My favorite places in NYC

Whenever I go to New York people ask me what I miss the most, what places I try to go to etc.  To make things easier for folks traveling from Brazil to NY, here are my favorite places / recommendations, keep in mind I try to cram all this into an 8 day trip! CVS […]

First look: Tempranillo Vinho & Cozinha

Brought to you by the culinary and alcoholic visionaries of Barteco is Sao Paulo’s hottest new wine bar Tempranillo.   Located in the swanky  Vila Nova Conceicao it is under the command of Jaci Soares (Taberna 474) and Carlos Martignago (Serafina) so you know this will become your new ‘go to’ spot.  Designed by architect Silvana Brandão , the decor is […]

Best Bread in Sao Paulo: Mr Baker

I don’t say this about many restaurants but Sao Paulo’s Mr Baker is hands down one of the best all around restaurants in the city.  Located in Itaim, this bakery is always packed and there aren’t many places to sit so either plan on getting it to go or be prepared to wait for a […]

Where to eat in Guajiru: Restaurant Linda Vista at Rede Beach

Restaurant Linda vista located at the Rede Beach Boutique Resort is one of the best restaurants in Guajiru.  Ocean front dining at its best, while you listen to Bob Marley, and Jack Johnson, featuring a wonderful selection of fresh fish, steaks, sandwich and pizza dishes. At some point during your stay whether during lunch, dinner or an afternoon […]

Buffet ‘NY style brunch’ at PJ Clarks

After living in New York for 6 years I got very accustomed to having brunch with my friends on the weekends; sometimes even making a whole day of it!  When I moved to Rio I was disappointed to find that a good brunch was almost impossible to come by:/  Now that I am living in […]

French bakery in Sao Paulo: Bonheur de Pains

 There are tons of Padaria’s (bakeries) all over Brazil selling fresh breads, pastries etc  I went to Bon Heur de Pain last week and it was so good I thought I would highlight it for you! Their specialties range from specialty breads (which are freshly made ​​on site – see below!), viennoiseries, sweets, pastries, sandwiches, salads, quiches, […]

SP: Pastry heaven in Jardins

Looking for a cozy place that feels like home but serves delicious pastries, cakes, salads and sandwiches that are way better then whatever you are making at home?  If you are in Sao Paulo’s Jardins you must stop by the Lecherhaus House, a German pastry shop serving breakfast, lunch and delicious pastries.  The place itself […]

Adventurous brunch at Parque Lage

There are many reasons one makes the walk or drive over to Jardim Botanico’s Parque Lage.  For the adventurous type seeking a full day of activity it is here you can begin the strenuous hike up to see Christo, or explore hidden architectural treasures, have brunch in a picturesque setting, connect with nature, or take […]

Where To Have Breakfast In Sao Paulo

Located on the famous Oscar Freire is trendy cafe  Santo Grao. A very open cafe with outdoor area that sort of makes you feel like you are sitting in a cafe in Paris, or New York but definitely not Brazil. It is famous for the many different types of coffee they offer as well as the delicious […]