Time Out São Paulo

Padaria Paulistana

 Frothy coffee at the Mercadão

Padaria Paulistana

Major cards accepted

Mercado Municipal, Portão 6, 2nd row on the right
Rua da Cantareira 306,

Telephone (11) 3313 1326

Padaria Paulistana website

Rule number one for those in search of São Paulo’s finest cappuccino: don't say the word ‘cappuccino’. It can mislead the server and frustrate the customer, resulting in a wishy-washy coffee; or worse, you’ll dip your spoon in to find it hits a thick pile of cinnamon-flavoured chocolate goo. Take ift from us: café com leite espumado are the magic words for an optimal foamy coffee.

Deep inside the Mercado Municipal – the ‘Mercadão’ – is the Padaria Paulistana, where a chaotic agglomeration of hanging salami and oversized mortadella create thebakery/café/delicatessen’s unusual decor. The young, dynamic waiters make a pleasant contrast with the old-fashioned style of more traditional padarias (bakeries), rocking a colourful mixture of dyed hair, tattooed arms and cheeky smiles as they swing between the high stools and tables. Dida the barman breaks down the workload: ‘It’s 666, the number of the Beast’ – 6am until 6pm, 6 days a week, that is. ‘Only young people have the strength to do it,’ he says.

In the light filtering into the fine old market hall through Conrado Sorgenicht’s magical stained-glass window, which depicts 1920s rural life, Dida carefully paints his coffee creations, sketching autumn leaves, sentimental hearts and caramel-flavoured geometric designs onto the froth. The market throngs with people, from housewives doing their shopping to Asian tourists snapping away, and hordes of schoolchildren; but Dida hardly lifts his gaze from the steaming espresso machine, utterly at ease with his art.

7 Oct 2011.

By Chiara Rimoldi
Compartilhe

Map


     If this map or any venue details are incorrect, please contact us

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Museums nearby

Catavento Cultural e Educacional

Catavento Cultural e Educacional

385m

Casa da Imagem

Casa da Imagem

793m

Museu da Língua Portuguesa

Museu da Língua Portuguesa

869m

Museu Padre Anchieta

Museu Padre Anchieta

925m

Estação Pinacoteca

Estação Pinacoteca

1203m

Shops nearby

Mercado Municipal

Mercado Municipal

Rua 25 de Março

Rua 25 de Março

343m

Casa Juisi

Casa Juisi

904m

Baratos Afins

Baratos Afins

1085m

Galeria do Rock

Galeria do Rock

1090m

Other venues nearby

Catavento Cultural e Educacional

Catavento Cultural e Educacional

385m

Casa da Imagem

Casa da Imagem

793m

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil

835m

Museu da Língua Portuguesa

Museu da Língua Portuguesa

869m

CAIXA Cultural

CAIXA Cultural

905m