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Cafe do Mercado

Av. Borges de Medeiros, 85 - Mercado Publico loja 103 e banca F | Centro, Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
(51) 3029-2490
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Ranked #12 of 4,609 restaurants in Porto Alegre
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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92% Recommend
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Tasteful and excellent quality coffee inside Mercado Publico. Not very cheap, but a good experience at all.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

Inside the Mercado Publico, a tourist attraction by itself, because there you can see, smell and taste this southern city, you'll also find the Cafe do Mercado. In two small stores, one upfront the other, you'll taste one of the best espressos in town. Wifi is available for free and other coffee drinks too. Visiting downtown Porto Alegre, just a... More

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Porto Alegre - Brazil
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Cafe do Mercado is a tiny place located at the Public Market, where it's possible to enjoy a tasty expresso, and take home fresh grounded coffee. It smells very good, and tastes well also.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

This place is almost a fetish. Everything is about coffee, and good coffe. Started in the public market, with a small place serving the coffee made out of grains they sell, and now, well... its still the same thig, only bigger lol

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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315 reviews 315 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

It is a very old and traditional market where still today you can buy excellent choices of Brazilian and imported foods. The Barraca 51 and the Cafe are special places to eat and have a very good fruit salad and ice cream.

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The Netherlands
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

This large cafe/outside bar was close to where we were staying in Porto! It was a great find and just what we needed after a hot day's travel. We tried out their home made pizza dough garlic bread which was delish, tried their authentic lemonade, huge G and T and the local speciality a sort of steak, burger sandwich thing... More

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Costa Mesa, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

i bought 12 kilos of coffee to give as presents in USA on my last visit as my friends and relatives have asked me to bring some home, i do this every time i am in Porto Alegre.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

If you are tired of the boring filtered coffee you get in your hotel or in almost all "Lancherias", the Cafe de Mercado will make you happy. Order the cappuccino and sit in front of the small shop at the Mercado Publico enjoying the rush of others, while you relax!

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