I briefly mentioned in my São Paulo trip report that I enjoyed some great coffee, but want to provide further details about where to get a great cappuccino in one of the great cities of the world.
Great Coffee In São Paulo, Brazil
The coffee shop is called Por um Punhado de Dólares, literally a “fistful of dollars,” and is located in the Consolação district in central São Paulo.
Por um Punhado de Dólares
R. Nestor Pestana, 115
Consolação, São Paulo – SP, 01303-010, Brazil
+55 11 93731-3954
10:00AM – 9:00PM (daily)
What attracted me to this place was the big, bright red La Marzocco coffee machine visible from the street. Add to that the minimalist decor and I knew it had to be a winner.
The guys working behind the counter were extremely friendly and when they learned I was from Los Angles were very excited to let me try their coffee. A cappuccino was 12 Brazilian Real for a large cup, equivalent to about $2.30…a tremendous deal for a nice cup of coffee.
But the espresso itself? Rich, earthy, and chocolatey.
I only stayed for coffee, but beer, sandwiches, pastries, and other appetizers are available (in Brazil, liquor licenses are easily dispensed and just about every coffee shops also is a bar).
I enjoyed the coffee so much I decided to take home a bag of espresso beans for my machine at home…please pardon the rather crude packaging, which I suppose (if I am being charitable) is part of the hipster “charm” of the place.
In any case, I’ve been enjoying the coffee very much this week at home – it makes a strong espresso with strong nodes of chocolate, which I love.
Maybe I missed some of them, but I did not see the concentration of coffee shops in Sao Paulo like I did in cities like Santiago or Buenos Aires, but perhaps I was not looking hard enough. In any case, I greatly enjoyed Por um Punhado de Dólares and know you will find great coffee there.
Where is your favorite coffee in Sao Paulo?