Brazilian Gourmet is tucked away on Cleveland street amongst office building but isn't far from the hustle and bustle of Tottenham Court Road. With Mix and match tables and chairs, graters and colliders hanging from the ceiling as lampshades and the walls covered with brightly colourful artworks the little cafe has a warm, inviting and relaxed feel.
It wasn't long after I ordered that I was presented with my first course, a fresh fruit salad and freshly squeezed orange juice. A medley of banana, kiwi and mango was both a tangy and refreshing way to start the day. The juice was clearly just squeezed from the fruit and tasted delicious. After that was the main event: toast with cheese and ham accompanied by jam and Brazilian cheese spread. The toasted bread was fresh and homemade, but to be honest the ham and cheese weren’t anything to write home from Rio about (or even central London for that matter!). The requeijao (Brazilian cheese spread) had the consistency of double cream but had a sour flavour which when paired with the jam, worked pretty well.
The verdictCool little café with Brazilian goodies worth taking a de-tour for.