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“An inminent tourist trap” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Octavio Cafe

Octavio Cafe
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Ranked #754 of 38,109 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Brazilian, Cafe, South American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
2 reviews
“An inminent tourist trap”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

Nice arquitecture, indeed the best toilet room in Sao Paulo, worth to visit. Go There take a Picture of the toilet and leave the place as soon as posible. If you want to be dessapointed, haurry up go to Octavio Cafe!! These slogan fits perfectly with the experience in this 'place. First, in a place advice to be the best place for coffee knowers, I ask for two different coffee beverages and it WERE not available. I asked for two different tipes of coffee There was available only one and the mattre did not know how to describe the cup profile. Food eatable but nothing special but when you pay the Bill you feel sick, prices are a RIP off. This is not a place to taste speciality coffee, may be a good arquitecture (sorry I have not experience in arquitecture so this is the reason why I was impress!!!). Forgeit dont waste your time and ypur money in this place Sao Paulo sure has to offer better 'places.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Not specialty coffee”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

It sells itself as a place of speciality coffee, but its not!!

They offer a coffee tasting of 3 different kinds of coffee but they didn't have it that day.

Then we wanted to try 2 coffees of different flavor, they didn't have!!

finally we ask for a coffee drink from a coffee barista championship, but they didn't have it either!!!

Nice architecture, terrible service, food is ok but pricey.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AzzRaa
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Dyer, in
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Highly recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

This cafe is really a great casual restaurant. Their specialty is coffee (which is great of course), but they serve a terrific meal. Everything I've had from salads to hot dishes to sandwiches has been delicious. They have large portions for the dishes. Try to leave some room fro dessert.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank pinkpapuga
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Lisboa
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236 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Great food - perfect for business or a relaxing time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

They say these is the most expensive coffee in São Paulo and the cheapest meeting room. The atmosphere its calm and trendy.
The food its really great but expect paying generously for that.
The season natural fruit is R$9, other juices R$11-17.
I had a chef sandwich which cost R$34, but worth every penny! It was a brown toast with strawberries, cheese, spinach, walnuts and ham.
There are breakfast combos for approximately R$30. Salads, hamburgers, cakes.
There is free wifi, magazines and newspapers.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MarMourinho
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“What happened to Octavio?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

Octavio Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants in São Paulo, which means it is very very good, as this Brazilian city is a kind of food paradise. So, what happened to Octavio for me to give just 3 stars? Last week I went there again, and the food continues to be excellent. Prices also are the same, but I think that in order to keep the prices affordable they made a down-staging in the staff. The waitress that has served us was terrible - too much relaxed and with no memory at all.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alvares-da-Silva
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