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Café Floresta

República, São Paulo

A time-proof coffee shop

It takes a while to become a classic: but Café Floresta, which stays underneath the Copan Building, overcame a harsh period of potential decadency and it's been alive, with the same owner, for a long time.

Few places in São Paulo can brag about resisting the temptation of modernization and this coffee shop is one of these rare cases.

It is simple, a bar-based coffee shop, which can't fall under the "gourmet" label. The coffee is excellent and they have a great cornbread. This is very important!

In the background they have a painting of an old coffee farm, still running on slave work - the kind of "politically incorrect" thing - another proof that this place resisted the new times.

Typically, the place used to share its habitués with Copan’s - elderly people who lived in the building, transvestites and people who were broke wanting just a sip of coffee - it was the most democratic coffee ever!

Today it's more of a mix of audiences, a lot of designers and hipsters go there, but it's still a very nice experience.

Up till today I schedule meeting at Floresta to be held standing up, really, at the bar - that way is quicker, if you have no time to waste like me!

Viajo highlights

Copan Building is a big hallmark not only of Downtown and São Paulo, but of Brazil - because it was designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer, one of the most innovative and long-lived in history, deceased at the age of 104 in 2012.

The sinuous curved design breaks the straight-lined visuals of the metropolis and illustrates countless postcards of São Paulo.

Café Floresta has been in the building since the 1970s. Having a coffee standing up at the bar is a tradition and a synonym to visiting Copan.

Café Floresta
Av. Ipiranga, 200. Loja 21,
República,
São Paulo,
S.P. 01046-010
Facundo Guerra Entertainment entreprenuer, 46

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