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Café Crawl Through São Paulo Slideshow

Café Crawl Through São Paulo Slideshow

Maryse Chevriere

There's a guy with a clipboard stationed at the door and the tables inside are packed. But make no mistake, this is not a club, just one of the city's popular cafés. Located in the trendy Jardim neighborhood, this airy, open spot is the kind of place you could really sit and linger for a while. The intoxicating smell of fresh coffee hangs in the air, and if you head to the back of the room you'll see why: There's a giant floor-to-ceiling wall of coffee beans behind the bar, positioned as an impressive backdrop for the café's large antique roasting machine.

Address: Rua Oscar Freire, 413

Santo Grão Café

Maryse Chevriere

There's a guy with a clipboard stationed at the door and the tables inside are packed. The intoxicating smell of fresh coffee hangs in the air, and if you head to the back of the room you'll see why: There's a giant floor-to-ceiling wall of coffee beans behind the bar, positioned as an impressive backdrop for the café's large antique roasting machine.

Address: Rua Oscar Freire, 413

Santo Grão Café: What to Order

Maryse Chevriere

The focus here is on celebrating the various Brazilian coffee-growing regions, so if you're looking to geek out on Brazilian coffee, this is the perfect place. Try, for example, comparing an espresso made from Mogiana beans with one made from Sul de Minas beans. Another must-order? A cappuccino. In Brazil they sprinkle chocolate powder over the espresso before adding in the milk. In addition to simply tasting good, it also adds great definition to latte art.

Cafés Suplicy Especiais

Maryse Chevriere

Just a short walk away from Santo Grão Café is another heavy-hitter in São Paulo's burgeoning café scene. Home to a number of competition baristas, this clean, modern spot with a black-and-hot pink aesthetic (which includes a hot pink LaMarzocco machine!) is great for espressos and specialty drinks.

Address: Alameda Lorena, 1430

Cafés Suplicy Especiais: The Trifecta

Maryse Chevriere

The big draw here is a machine called the Trifecta that has been likened to — pardon the coffee speak — a cross between a Clover and an Aero press. Essentially, it allows for different brewing peramiters per coffee, which, admittedly, is pretty darn cool. It may look like a regular, plain cup of joe but take a sip and you'll realize it's much more — a press pot-style body with a sparkling, clean acidity.

Café Oscar

Maryse Chevriere

Walk through the narrow entryway up the ramp to this small café and you'll find yourself in a kind of funky, coffee oasis. Snag a table by the big windows looking onto the plush tropical garden, and order an espresso (try Atelier du Café, a French micro-roastery).

Address: Rua Oscar Freire, 727

Isabela Raposeiras Coffee Lab

Maryse Chevriere

From Oscar Café, hop in a cab over to Vila Madalena, the city's artsy-bohemian neighborhood, where you'll find the Isabela Raposeiras Coffee Lab. Run by Brazil's first female brarista champion, this place is just, well, badass. It takes the "lab" concept to heart — baristas wear matching jumpsuits, and quotes stating their coffee philosophy are printed on the wall.

Adddress: Rua Cônego Eugênio Leite, 1121

Isabela Raposeiras Coffee Lab: The Drawing Board

Maryse Chevriere

Here, ideas are written out in brainstorm fashion on the tile wall (ostensibly to save paper).

Isabela Raposeiras Coffee Lab: Shakerato

Maryse Chevriere

A must-try drink at this unique café experience is something called the Shakerato, a citrusy-tangy-foamy mixture of coffee frappé, citrus juice, and sparkling water. And as a snack to go with it, don't miss out on the biscotto de polviho, a puffed breadstick served with Brazilian cream cheese.

Octavio Café

Maryse Chevriere

This young but renowned café, also home to a number of barista championship competition winners, is all about celebrating Brazil's coffee culture. Everything about the space is tied to the process of coffee making — from the air, the shape of the building resembles that of a coffee bean.

Address: Avenida Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 2966

Octavio Café: What to Drink

Maryse Chevriere

There's plenty to sample from at this sleek café-restauarnt-lounge hybrid. Coffee nerds can sample brews made using the Clover machine (of course there's filter, French press, Turkish, Italian, and siphon method too), or try any one of their specialty drinks (the Menta Café and Café Gelato come highly recommended).

Octavio Café: Coffee Walk

Maryse Chevriere

Just one of the many cool features at the café: On the ramp up the the second floor are facts about coffee that illuminate as you walk over them.


TravelswithCharie

Last Saturday as I was waiting for the green light to cross the street on Avenida 9 de Julio and Avenida de Mayo in Buenos Aires, I felt a sudden tug at my neck and when I looked behind me, I saw two men running away from me as fast as they could. I realized they had taken my gold necklace and leaf pendant. It was broad daylight, around 3:30 p.m. and I was following the neighborhood walk recommended by Frommer's which starts at the Casa Rosada and ends at the Congreso. I was on my way to Congreso when the robbery happened.

There was another person standing there to my left and I told him that the robbers had just grabbed my necklace and he said he didn't see them. When I think back to that moment, I believe this same man was part of that group because he had earlier tried to distract me. I noticed he was fidgeting with his empty plastic bag and I thought what on earth is he doing? No one was crowding me but I was surrounded. And I didn't notice that the man standing to my right a few feet away had moved and either he or his cohort approached me from behind. There was only one other person there, a woman, and she didn't seem to have noticed anything. There were no cops around and the only people I could see where at the outdoor café on Avenida de Mayo, who were too far away to have witnessed the incident.

I walked the short distance to Congreso where I took a taxi back to my hotel. I told the hotel staff what happened to me and went up to my room. The hotel elevator has a mirrored wall and as I turned my back I noticed something dangling from my right shoulder. When I pulled it I saw that it was part of my necklace which had been wrapped twice around my neck. I was glad that a piece of the chain was left but it also made me shudder to think that I could have been choked by the impact as the chain was wrapped tightly around my neck.

The moral of the story is, don't tempt fate. By wearing that necklace and leaf pendant (which latter was not pure gold but dipped in gold), I invited these muggers. I was oblivious to the warnings posted in the guidebook because I had been walking around for three days in Buenos Aires, in unfamiliar neighborhoods and didn't feel my security was threatened.


TravelswithCharie

Last Saturday as I was waiting for the green light to cross the street on Avenida 9 de Julio and Avenida de Mayo in Buenos Aires, I felt a sudden tug at my neck and when I looked behind me, I saw two men running away from me as fast as they could. I realized they had taken my gold necklace and leaf pendant. It was broad daylight, around 3:30 p.m. and I was following the neighborhood walk recommended by Frommer's which starts at the Casa Rosada and ends at the Congreso. I was on my way to Congreso when the robbery happened.

There was another person standing there to my left and I told him that the robbers had just grabbed my necklace and he said he didn't see them. When I think back to that moment, I believe this same man was part of that group because he had earlier tried to distract me. I noticed he was fidgeting with his empty plastic bag and I thought what on earth is he doing? No one was crowding me but I was surrounded. And I didn't notice that the man standing to my right a few feet away had moved and either he or his cohort approached me from behind. There was only one other person there, a woman, and she didn't seem to have noticed anything. There were no cops around and the only people I could see where at the outdoor café on Avenida de Mayo, who were too far away to have witnessed the incident.

I walked the short distance to Congreso where I took a taxi back to my hotel. I told the hotel staff what happened to me and went up to my room. The hotel elevator has a mirrored wall and as I turned my back I noticed something dangling from my right shoulder. When I pulled it I saw that it was part of my necklace which had been wrapped twice around my neck. I was glad that a piece of the chain was left but it also made me shudder to think that I could have been choked by the impact as the chain was wrapped tightly around my neck.

The moral of the story is, don't tempt fate. By wearing that necklace and leaf pendant (which latter was not pure gold but dipped in gold), I invited these muggers. I was oblivious to the warnings posted in the guidebook because I had been walking around for three days in Buenos Aires, in unfamiliar neighborhoods and didn't feel my security was threatened.


TravelswithCharie

Last Saturday as I was waiting for the green light to cross the street on Avenida 9 de Julio and Avenida de Mayo in Buenos Aires, I felt a sudden tug at my neck and when I looked behind me, I saw two men running away from me as fast as they could. I realized they had taken my gold necklace and leaf pendant. It was broad daylight, around 3:30 p.m. and I was following the neighborhood walk recommended by Frommer's which starts at the Casa Rosada and ends at the Congreso. I was on my way to Congreso when the robbery happened.

There was another person standing there to my left and I told him that the robbers had just grabbed my necklace and he said he didn't see them. When I think back to that moment, I believe this same man was part of that group because he had earlier tried to distract me. I noticed he was fidgeting with his empty plastic bag and I thought what on earth is he doing? No one was crowding me but I was surrounded. And I didn't notice that the man standing to my right a few feet away had moved and either he or his cohort approached me from behind. There was only one other person there, a woman, and she didn't seem to have noticed anything. There were no cops around and the only people I could see where at the outdoor café on Avenida de Mayo, who were too far away to have witnessed the incident.

I walked the short distance to Congreso where I took a taxi back to my hotel. I told the hotel staff what happened to me and went up to my room. The hotel elevator has a mirrored wall and as I turned my back I noticed something dangling from my right shoulder. When I pulled it I saw that it was part of my necklace which had been wrapped twice around my neck. I was glad that a piece of the chain was left but it also made me shudder to think that I could have been choked by the impact as the chain was wrapped tightly around my neck.

The moral of the story is, don't tempt fate. By wearing that necklace and leaf pendant (which latter was not pure gold but dipped in gold), I invited these muggers. I was oblivious to the warnings posted in the guidebook because I had been walking around for three days in Buenos Aires, in unfamiliar neighborhoods and didn't feel my security was threatened.


TravelswithCharie

Last Saturday as I was waiting for the green light to cross the street on Avenida 9 de Julio and Avenida de Mayo in Buenos Aires, I felt a sudden tug at my neck and when I looked behind me, I saw two men running away from me as fast as they could. I realized they had taken my gold necklace and leaf pendant. It was broad daylight, around 3:30 p.m. and I was following the neighborhood walk recommended by Frommer's which starts at the Casa Rosada and ends at the Congreso. I was on my way to Congreso when the robbery happened.

There was another person standing there to my left and I told him that the robbers had just grabbed my necklace and he said he didn't see them. When I think back to that moment, I believe this same man was part of that group because he had earlier tried to distract me. I noticed he was fidgeting with his empty plastic bag and I thought what on earth is he doing? No one was crowding me but I was surrounded. And I didn't notice that the man standing to my right a few feet away had moved and either he or his cohort approached me from behind. There was only one other person there, a woman, and she didn't seem to have noticed anything. There were no cops around and the only people I could see where at the outdoor café on Avenida de Mayo, who were too far away to have witnessed the incident.

I walked the short distance to Congreso where I took a taxi back to my hotel. I told the hotel staff what happened to me and went up to my room. The hotel elevator has a mirrored wall and as I turned my back I noticed something dangling from my right shoulder. When I pulled it I saw that it was part of my necklace which had been wrapped twice around my neck. I was glad that a piece of the chain was left but it also made me shudder to think that I could have been choked by the impact as the chain was wrapped tightly around my neck.

The moral of the story is, don't tempt fate. By wearing that necklace and leaf pendant (which latter was not pure gold but dipped in gold), I invited these muggers. I was oblivious to the warnings posted in the guidebook because I had been walking around for three days in Buenos Aires, in unfamiliar neighborhoods and didn't feel my security was threatened.


TravelswithCharie

Last Saturday as I was waiting for the green light to cross the street on Avenida 9 de Julio and Avenida de Mayo in Buenos Aires, I felt a sudden tug at my neck and when I looked behind me, I saw two men running away from me as fast as they could. I realized they had taken my gold necklace and leaf pendant. It was broad daylight, around 3:30 p.m. and I was following the neighborhood walk recommended by Frommer's which starts at the Casa Rosada and ends at the Congreso. I was on my way to Congreso when the robbery happened.

There was another person standing there to my left and I told him that the robbers had just grabbed my necklace and he said he didn't see them. When I think back to that moment, I believe this same man was part of that group because he had earlier tried to distract me. I noticed he was fidgeting with his empty plastic bag and I thought what on earth is he doing? No one was crowding me but I was surrounded. And I didn't notice that the man standing to my right a few feet away had moved and either he or his cohort approached me from behind. There was only one other person there, a woman, and she didn't seem to have noticed anything. There were no cops around and the only people I could see where at the outdoor café on Avenida de Mayo, who were too far away to have witnessed the incident.

I walked the short distance to Congreso where I took a taxi back to my hotel. I told the hotel staff what happened to me and went up to my room. The hotel elevator has a mirrored wall and as I turned my back I noticed something dangling from my right shoulder. When I pulled it I saw that it was part of my necklace which had been wrapped twice around my neck. I was glad that a piece of the chain was left but it also made me shudder to think that I could have been choked by the impact as the chain was wrapped tightly around my neck.

The moral of the story is, don't tempt fate. By wearing that necklace and leaf pendant (which latter was not pure gold but dipped in gold), I invited these muggers. I was oblivious to the warnings posted in the guidebook because I had been walking around for three days in Buenos Aires, in unfamiliar neighborhoods and didn't feel my security was threatened.


TravelswithCharie

Last Saturday as I was waiting for the green light to cross the street on Avenida 9 de Julio and Avenida de Mayo in Buenos Aires, I felt a sudden tug at my neck and when I looked behind me, I saw two men running away from me as fast as they could. I realized they had taken my gold necklace and leaf pendant. It was broad daylight, around 3:30 p.m. and I was following the neighborhood walk recommended by Frommer's which starts at the Casa Rosada and ends at the Congreso. I was on my way to Congreso when the robbery happened.

There was another person standing there to my left and I told him that the robbers had just grabbed my necklace and he said he didn't see them. When I think back to that moment, I believe this same man was part of that group because he had earlier tried to distract me. I noticed he was fidgeting with his empty plastic bag and I thought what on earth is he doing? No one was crowding me but I was surrounded. And I didn't notice that the man standing to my right a few feet away had moved and either he or his cohort approached me from behind. There was only one other person there, a woman, and she didn't seem to have noticed anything. There were no cops around and the only people I could see where at the outdoor café on Avenida de Mayo, who were too far away to have witnessed the incident.

I walked the short distance to Congreso where I took a taxi back to my hotel. I told the hotel staff what happened to me and went up to my room. The hotel elevator has a mirrored wall and as I turned my back I noticed something dangling from my right shoulder. When I pulled it I saw that it was part of my necklace which had been wrapped twice around my neck. I was glad that a piece of the chain was left but it also made me shudder to think that I could have been choked by the impact as the chain was wrapped tightly around my neck.

The moral of the story is, don't tempt fate. By wearing that necklace and leaf pendant (which latter was not pure gold but dipped in gold), I invited these muggers. I was oblivious to the warnings posted in the guidebook because I had been walking around for three days in Buenos Aires, in unfamiliar neighborhoods and didn't feel my security was threatened.


TravelswithCharie

Last Saturday as I was waiting for the green light to cross the street on Avenida 9 de Julio and Avenida de Mayo in Buenos Aires, I felt a sudden tug at my neck and when I looked behind me, I saw two men running away from me as fast as they could. I realized they had taken my gold necklace and leaf pendant. It was broad daylight, around 3:30 p.m. and I was following the neighborhood walk recommended by Frommer's which starts at the Casa Rosada and ends at the Congreso. I was on my way to Congreso when the robbery happened.

There was another person standing there to my left and I told him that the robbers had just grabbed my necklace and he said he didn't see them. When I think back to that moment, I believe this same man was part of that group because he had earlier tried to distract me. I noticed he was fidgeting with his empty plastic bag and I thought what on earth is he doing? No one was crowding me but I was surrounded. And I didn't notice that the man standing to my right a few feet away had moved and either he or his cohort approached me from behind. There was only one other person there, a woman, and she didn't seem to have noticed anything. There were no cops around and the only people I could see where at the outdoor café on Avenida de Mayo, who were too far away to have witnessed the incident.

I walked the short distance to Congreso where I took a taxi back to my hotel. I told the hotel staff what happened to me and went up to my room. The hotel elevator has a mirrored wall and as I turned my back I noticed something dangling from my right shoulder. When I pulled it I saw that it was part of my necklace which had been wrapped twice around my neck. I was glad that a piece of the chain was left but it also made me shudder to think that I could have been choked by the impact as the chain was wrapped tightly around my neck.

The moral of the story is, don't tempt fate. By wearing that necklace and leaf pendant (which latter was not pure gold but dipped in gold), I invited these muggers. I was oblivious to the warnings posted in the guidebook because I had been walking around for three days in Buenos Aires, in unfamiliar neighborhoods and didn't feel my security was threatened.


TravelswithCharie

Last Saturday as I was waiting for the green light to cross the street on Avenida 9 de Julio and Avenida de Mayo in Buenos Aires, I felt a sudden tug at my neck and when I looked behind me, I saw two men running away from me as fast as they could. I realized they had taken my gold necklace and leaf pendant. It was broad daylight, around 3:30 p.m. and I was following the neighborhood walk recommended by Frommer's which starts at the Casa Rosada and ends at the Congreso. I was on my way to Congreso when the robbery happened.

There was another person standing there to my left and I told him that the robbers had just grabbed my necklace and he said he didn't see them. When I think back to that moment, I believe this same man was part of that group because he had earlier tried to distract me. I noticed he was fidgeting with his empty plastic bag and I thought what on earth is he doing? No one was crowding me but I was surrounded. And I didn't notice that the man standing to my right a few feet away had moved and either he or his cohort approached me from behind. There was only one other person there, a woman, and she didn't seem to have noticed anything. There were no cops around and the only people I could see where at the outdoor café on Avenida de Mayo, who were too far away to have witnessed the incident.

I walked the short distance to Congreso where I took a taxi back to my hotel. I told the hotel staff what happened to me and went up to my room. The hotel elevator has a mirrored wall and as I turned my back I noticed something dangling from my right shoulder. When I pulled it I saw that it was part of my necklace which had been wrapped twice around my neck. I was glad that a piece of the chain was left but it also made me shudder to think that I could have been choked by the impact as the chain was wrapped tightly around my neck.

The moral of the story is, don't tempt fate. By wearing that necklace and leaf pendant (which latter was not pure gold but dipped in gold), I invited these muggers. I was oblivious to the warnings posted in the guidebook because I had been walking around for three days in Buenos Aires, in unfamiliar neighborhoods and didn't feel my security was threatened.


TravelswithCharie

Last Saturday as I was waiting for the green light to cross the street on Avenida 9 de Julio and Avenida de Mayo in Buenos Aires, I felt a sudden tug at my neck and when I looked behind me, I saw two men running away from me as fast as they could. I realized they had taken my gold necklace and leaf pendant. It was broad daylight, around 3:30 p.m. and I was following the neighborhood walk recommended by Frommer's which starts at the Casa Rosada and ends at the Congreso. I was on my way to Congreso when the robbery happened.

There was another person standing there to my left and I told him that the robbers had just grabbed my necklace and he said he didn't see them. When I think back to that moment, I believe this same man was part of that group because he had earlier tried to distract me. I noticed he was fidgeting with his empty plastic bag and I thought what on earth is he doing? No one was crowding me but I was surrounded. And I didn't notice that the man standing to my right a few feet away had moved and either he or his cohort approached me from behind. There was only one other person there, a woman, and she didn't seem to have noticed anything. There were no cops around and the only people I could see where at the outdoor café on Avenida de Mayo, who were too far away to have witnessed the incident.

I walked the short distance to Congreso where I took a taxi back to my hotel. I told the hotel staff what happened to me and went up to my room. The hotel elevator has a mirrored wall and as I turned my back I noticed something dangling from my right shoulder. When I pulled it I saw that it was part of my necklace which had been wrapped twice around my neck. I was glad that a piece of the chain was left but it also made me shudder to think that I could have been choked by the impact as the chain was wrapped tightly around my neck.

The moral of the story is, don't tempt fate. By wearing that necklace and leaf pendant (which latter was not pure gold but dipped in gold), I invited these muggers. I was oblivious to the warnings posted in the guidebook because I had been walking around for three days in Buenos Aires, in unfamiliar neighborhoods and didn't feel my security was threatened.


TravelswithCharie

Last Saturday as I was waiting for the green light to cross the street on Avenida 9 de Julio and Avenida de Mayo in Buenos Aires, I felt a sudden tug at my neck and when I looked behind me, I saw two men running away from me as fast as they could. I realized they had taken my gold necklace and leaf pendant. It was broad daylight, around 3:30 p.m. and I was following the neighborhood walk recommended by Frommer's which starts at the Casa Rosada and ends at the Congreso. I was on my way to Congreso when the robbery happened.

There was another person standing there to my left and I told him that the robbers had just grabbed my necklace and he said he didn't see them. When I think back to that moment, I believe this same man was part of that group because he had earlier tried to distract me. I noticed he was fidgeting with his empty plastic bag and I thought what on earth is he doing? No one was crowding me but I was surrounded. And I didn't notice that the man standing to my right a few feet away had moved and either he or his cohort approached me from behind. There was only one other person there, a woman, and she didn't seem to have noticed anything. There were no cops around and the only people I could see where at the outdoor café on Avenida de Mayo, who were too far away to have witnessed the incident.

I walked the short distance to Congreso where I took a taxi back to my hotel. I told the hotel staff what happened to me and went up to my room. The hotel elevator has a mirrored wall and as I turned my back I noticed something dangling from my right shoulder. When I pulled it I saw that it was part of my necklace which had been wrapped twice around my neck. I was glad that a piece of the chain was left but it also made me shudder to think that I could have been choked by the impact as the chain was wrapped tightly around my neck.

The moral of the story is, don't tempt fate. By wearing that necklace and leaf pendant (which latter was not pure gold but dipped in gold), I invited these muggers. I was oblivious to the warnings posted in the guidebook because I had been walking around for three days in Buenos Aires, in unfamiliar neighborhoods and didn't feel my security was threatened.


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