Fresh, clean, delicious and innovative are just four words to describe the exciting new eatery Brazilia Cafe, located in the heart of Noho at 684 Broadway. Only being opened for less than two months, this cafe boasts more than your usual Starbucksy types and goes well and beyond the typical Tall/Grande Frappacino that you can get at any type of conglomerate locations that seem to be overpopulating a city known for its unique locations and mom and pop stores.
On the website itself, Brazilia Cafe describes itself as the following- the culmination of a handcrafted experience from multi-facets of coffee, juice, foods and desserts. The multi facets that myself and my friends noticed when we visited last week was that it can be used for many different options. Just finished your workout and need to refuel with their delicious smoothies, freshly squeezed juices or heart healthy acai bowls? They got you covered. On your way to work and need a caffeine pickup from the brazilian coffee beans that Brazilia Cafe actually imports from their own Brazilian plantation? Sure thing. Want to bring you and your friends in for a delicious dinner full of yummy sandwiches, tapas, salads and more? Go for it. Brazilia Cafe boosts all of that and so much more, with a beautiful and spacious ambiance to go along with it.
Whereas I am not much of a coffee drinker myself, I did notice how popular the coffee bar was there and the fuming smell of the variety of coffee blends that they make at Brazilia Cafe. Just take a look at their main page for inspiration. If you are a decaf house drip or even want to warm up with their spice chai or hot chocolate I would recommend going here for all of that. As for the food, I would recommend the following off of their inspirational and different menu. For the Acai bowls I would recommend the Peanut Butter Bowl- açai, strawberry, banana, apple cider, top with peanut butter, banana, & homemade granola. Something that is amazing in these bowls is that there is no dairy in any of them, and is healthier than the usual yogurt and granola options you can find out there. This one I liked the most as it blended some of my favorite flavors such as strawberry, cider and peanut butter all into one delicious bowl. If you want something that will wake you up and keep you focused, I would recommend this bowl highly.
As for the sandwiches, ones that me and my friends liked the most was the Grilled Jamon Y Queso- ham, gruyere cheese, pineapple, mustard relish hot-pressed on country white bread. Not overpowering in terms of size but hit the spot in terms of taste and flavor, especially the pineapple. I would also recommend in the tapas section the Guava Braised Pulled Pork that comes with mango salsa and corn bread. A great combo in my opinion. Also their variety of flatbreads such as Margherita (vine-ripe tomato, fresh basil, mozzarella, roasted garlic, pesto) and Iberian (chorizo, shrimp, hummus) as they each have great taste and are not too filling upon completion.
So why not stop by this amazing place and see what it is all about? Check out the main site for more information and if you are ever in the NOHO area stop by The Brazilia Cafe. You won’t be disappointed.