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Pau Brasil

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Brazilian, European, Portuguese, South American
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89 Mount Pleasant, Reading RG1 2TF, England
0118 9752333
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10:30 am - 6:00 pm
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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, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    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
Pau Brasil, Reading's safe haven.

By far the finest cafe/bar/restaurant/shop in town, from the quality of the produce, to the customer service. The coffee is divine, and really the only place to have a real espresso in Reading. The food; to die for. Traditional, home-made dishes which are extremely well priced for the quality they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
Nathan C
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

By far the finest cafe/bar/restaurant/shop in town, from the quality of the produce, to the customer service. The coffee is divine, and really the only place to have a real espresso in Reading. The food; to die for. Traditional, home-made dishes which are extremely well priced for the quality they are. The staff are some of the most friendly people... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, European, Portuguese, South American

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?