Museu da Casa Brasileira
Telephone (11) 3071 3147
Peer through the window on your way into this gelateria and you may see ingredients being spooned into the vertical churner for that day's latest batch of creamy Italian gelato. Inside, twenty or so different tubs of ice-cream, each topped with an elegant stainless steel lid, can make choosing a time-consuming process – don't be too shy to try before you buy.
We loved the smooth and creamy pistachio and nutty nocciola, though the Brazilian fruta do conde was a bit bland. Shiny white tables and overly bright lighting lend a clinical feel to the interior, livened up on our visit by brigades of mums and sugar-high kids. At night, it's a handy sweet stop-off for diners heading home from one of the restaurants just a stone's away.