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Pau Brasil

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Brazilian, Portuguese
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89 Mount Pleasant, Reading RG1 2TF, England
0118 9752333
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Today
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Dinner, Breakfast

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Probably the loveliest coffee & cake place in Reading!

Went here several times with a varying number of friends and always come back. Above a deli is a very lovely little coffee that inspires with Brazilian atmosphere and serves good coffee an fantastic cake (ie the coconut one). Staff is also friendly and always up for a joke. Just parking a little... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
Andreas H
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Reading, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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73 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Reading, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Went here several times with a varying number of friends and always come back. Above a deli is a very lovely little coffee that inspires with Brazilian atmosphere and serves good coffee an fantastic cake (ie the coconut one). Staff is also friendly and always up for a joke. Just parking a little tricky sometimes if you come by car... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

we had some lovely food and the experience was really nice. The lady that runs it is most welcoming and gave us plenty of information to help us choose. We'll definitely come again, such a nice place!!

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Reading
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Ambience is great, shop is eye opening and mouth watering. Staff are lovely, and so too are the custard tarts!!

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Reading
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Visited in March on a Wednesday lunchtime after reading good reviews on TA. Nice friendly service, very quiet but nice ambiance all the same with traditional music playing, and displays on the walls. We had a selection of starters (deep fried pasties) that were very processed and served with a hot chilli sauce. The main course was off the specials... More 

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Out of the main town, but well worth making the effort. Small but quaint cafe. Lovely, friendly staff, tasty food with a difference. Try toasted banana and cheese sandwich!! Small shop on ground floor, Portuguese and Brazilian products Give it a try.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

If you are not too keen on the paraphernalia and would like to focus more on the quality of food, this is a place you should visit. The menu changes daily, based on whatever is being prepared for the day. This is another indication of the food being cooked freshly which is a big plus when you are eating out... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

I came here with a few friends for lunch. Had a coffee which was very nuty and flavoursome and the food tasted very authentic.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Tried coffee and some savouries for a late breakfast when staying room-only at a nearby hotel having read the good reviews. Friendly, low-key cafe/shop offering a pleasant alternative to 'chain' coffee shops and a variety of unusual tasty snacks to try. Will visit again.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Wonderful atmosphere and nice homemade Brazilian and Portuguese food. Small and cozy place. If you are in Reading and want to enjoy nice food, come and visit this place.

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7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Great spot for the morning coffee. Highly recommended this place. The service is always friendly and happy to speak some portugese with me even though I am terrible at it!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 89 Mount Pleasant, Reading RG1 2TF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: 0118 9752333

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Brazilian, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm

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Reading, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?