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Cafe do Mercado

Italian, American, Brazilian
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Avenida Borges de Medeiros 453 | Mercado Publico, Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul 90020-021, Brazil
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Porto Alegre, RS
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235 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

Café do Mercado os The best coffee. You should try! You might find this coffee (the brand) for sale in other restaurants!

Thank Luiza d
Vila Velha, ES
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104 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Cristinacarneiro
Auckland, New Zealand
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220 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 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 

2 Thank Spatchski
Gastonia, North Carolina
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118 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

2 Thank Luciana B
Barcelona, Spain
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61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

2 Thank dianazi
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

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 

1 Thank Richard_C2709
Burbank, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Savagett
Bali, Indonesia
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Scott_Lombok
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

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

Thank Leandro Ribeiro d
Sao Paulo, SP
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46 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Brazilian
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Borges de Medeiros 453 | Mercado Publico, Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul 90020-021, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio Grande do Sul (RS)  >  Porto Alegre

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?