Deli Brazil Café
from Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-6pm
The café serves up all-day breakfast and Brazilian-influenced weekday lunches. There’s a nice creamy soup made with potatoes, kale and loads of sausage, as well as a juicy pulled-beef sandwich, served on ciabatta with house-made salsa and garlic sauce. The coxinhas, small pyramidal chicken croquettes, are delicate and crisp, and the paes de queijo, small cheese buns, are soft and chewy with a sharp cheese taste. Guarana, a popular Brazilian soft drink, is also available.
The desserts have the fresh and unpretentious appeal of good home baking. Sampled cakes — the selection changes from day to day — were milky and tender, as is common in Central and South America, with icing made from sweetened condensed milk. The lime cake, sprinkled with zest, nicely balances sweetness with some citrus tartness, and the mild chocolate version is also good.