Robin des Bois
Telephone (11) 3063 0533
Chefs Carla Pernambuco and Carolina Brandão, of restaurant Carlota fame, have turned their epicurean expertise to this smaller, more informal venture in Jardins. Las Chicas is an all day eaterie in a converted garage, whose small space has been filled with bright colours and cutesy, feminine touches.
Go for breakfast, lunch, a light evening bite or just a post-shopping-spree coffee (it’s a five-minute walk from the Rua Oscar Freire boutiques). The lunch buffet may be pricey, but the quality is excellent, with interesting salads and hot dishes such as roast beef and sweet potato purée with orange. Indulge a sweet tooth with a capuccino with doce de leite or one of the chocolate desserts, served in adorable tiny tin mugs.