Cafe Brasil dishes out delicious Brazilian food in a bright and cheery casual setting.
Order at the counter and sit down to a great, reasonably priced meal.
Fresh juices, including mango, sugar cane, and passion fruit (maracuja), cost $3.50.
Side dishes -- including salads, sauteed vegetables, bean, rice, and farofa -- are delectable and range in price from $0.75 to $4.50. Most entrees come with a side or two, so you will likely not need to pay extra for these.
Pasteis are Brazilian empanadas with cheese, beef, or both ($2.95). They are light and airy and fantastic. Also on this plate are pao de queijo (cheese bread made with yucca root flour and cheese ($0.90)) and empadinhas (petite pies with chicken or heart of palm ($2.00)).
Picanha steak churrasco -- marinated, grilled, and served with white rice, black beans, salsa, fried plantains, and salad or soup ($15.95).
Cafe latte ($2.50).
Beijinho (fresh coconut and caramel) and brigadeiro (chocolate and caramel).
Apple tart ($4.65).
Brazilian flan ($2.50).
Passion fruit mousse ($2.50).
Homemade pound cake ($2.50).
Lest you think we consumed this all by ourselves, allow me to inform you that it was Ms. Cruiser who introduced us to Cafe Brasil, and she and Mr. Cruiser helped us demolish this feast.
Good stuff, my friends, made even better because of the pricing.