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“Nice atmosphere, one of few cafes open on Sunday in this area”
Review of Cafe Girondino

Cafe Girondino
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Ranked #16 of 685 Coffee & Tea in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, Steakhouse
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Centro
Reviewed April 15, 2013

We walked through the area from the Cathedral da Se and stumbled upon this find. Very nice atmosphere, the extensive menu (in Protugese with English subtitles) included a long list of drinks, snacks, desserts, cakes, dinnner. Downstairs is a small table cafe , upstairs a sitdown restaurant. Restrooms are on the top floor.
Staff was plentiful and attentive. Had Acerola pulp juice with a local specialty cod fish cake. The apple strudel was also quite good, and there were other European-style sweet bakery items available and on display at the glass counter. This establishment accepts credit cards for payment. the neighborhood is possibly a little questionable after dark on a weekend, but it felt safe during daylight hours. The place appeared quite popular with locals. It is right next to a subway station and the Basilica. Nice flair.

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Thank usuallyhappytravels
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

When visiting Sao Paulo and and if in the neighborhood of Sao Bento, this is a place for lunch or coffee break. It is right next to Metro station, the eclectic style Monsteiro Sao Bento and short distant to Banespa tower, the tallest building in Sao Paulo in the heart of finacial area. The restaurant is very European and charming in its setting, very clean with well mannered and well groomed service staff. The menu is bilingual, Portugese and English, that offers choices of food, drinks and desserts. My wife and I visited this restaurant three times and have tried pastas, roast beef and turkey sandwitches, strawberry cheese cake and always with our favorite refreshing Acai slush. Everything is well prepared and served. The prices are reasonable.

Ask for Tian if having language problem. He speaks English, very polite and always ready to be helpful.

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Reviewed February 4, 2013 via mobile

They have all kinds of food and drinks, i.e. you can even have a steak here. I had the tradicional coxinha and an orange juice for R$11.50 (£3.6): a good value snack/refreshment. Paid with an international debit card.

Thank Darthenius
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

In front of the Basilica de São Bento. Excellent service, very good food. It`s an excellent option if you are in the old center of São Paulo!

Thank Martha05100
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

This place is totally tourist-friendly: in front of a special attraction, with excelent traditional food, well served by subway. And the best milk-pudding in the world!

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Thank LucianaG70
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