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Cafe do Mercado

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Av. Borges de Medeiros, 85 - Mercado Publico loja 103 e banca F | Mercado Publico, Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
(51) 3029-2490
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee & Tea

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  • 147
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  • 72
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 3
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Coffee out of this world !!!!!!

What a place!!! I spent two weeks in POA and boy this place was the best coffee in long run. I usually do not drink espresso but I did give a go and I tell you ... This was the smoothest espresso in my life. No milk, no sugar and NO PROBLEM !!!! Just go and enjoy it. It is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2014
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Vila Velha, ES
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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We sat to drink a coffe that came very strong, although I had asked for a light one. When I asked for a cup of water, they said I can't afford one because they didn't have and they couldn't give me one and that I had to know the kind of the coffe I asked for.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

What a place!!! I spent two weeks in POA and boy this place was the best coffee in long run. I usually do not drink espresso but I did give a go and I tell you ... This was the smoothest espresso in my life. No milk, no sugar and NO PROBLEM !!!! Just go and enjoy it. It is... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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91 reviews 91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

It is a great option when you go visit the Mercado Municipal. Café do Mercado has a large options of sweets and snacks. Very good service and a pleasant atmosphere. Worth a visit!

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Barcelona, Spain
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62 reviews 62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Best fricking coffee so far in Brazil, and how pleasant people are in the south, only adds to that. You only have to walk by and you know you gotta stop and have one.

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This coffee shop sells only coffee. The locals queue up only for the coffee. They could sell all sorts of other stuff (muffins, sandwiches etc.) But they don't. They concentrate only on giving you outstanding coffee. They do all the important stuff like ensuring the cups are warmed too. I had the best coffee here in 6 months travelling around... More 

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Burbank, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We had an excellent trip to the central market and it was a delight surprise to find this little cafe in the market after yet another full steak meal. Great coffee and they also have nice package coffee beans and chocolate, so we got to finish the gift shopping too. Don't miss it if you are already in the market.

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Bali, Indonesia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

It all depends on expectations. After reading these great reviews, I skipped breakfast at my hotel to come try it out. Yes, the coffee is good. And that is it. The atmosphere is not that special (except that it is located in the beautiful Mercado Publico) and there is no food to speak of to go with your coffee. The... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. Borges de Medeiros, 85 - Mercado Publico loja 103 e banca F | Mercado Publico, Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio Grande do Sul (RS)  >  Porto Alegre
  • Phone Number: (51) 3029-2490

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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