Cold Brew Coffee, Chocolate Biscotti
Pao de Queijo
Tapioca, Creamy Eggs, Herbs
Croissant with Hazelnut Cream
Banana Cake, Dulce de Leche
Serving upscale Jardim Paulista since 2013, Santo Pão (Portuguese for Holy Bread) takes a French approach to baking and Café-style dining without abandoning Brazilian ingredients and ideas.
A welcoming and open space at Rua Padre João Manuel 968, capacity for around forty diners divided between indoor and outdoor seating including comfy chairs, it is immediately on entry that guests will notice cases filled with Cakes and Pastries, the menu spelling out choices from Santo Pão’s kitchen adding to an already tough decision with everything from Soups and Sandwiches to housemade Pasta.
Open from 08h00 until 22h00 Monday through Saturday, doors closing an hour earlier Sunday, it was after minutes of indecision that Cold Brew was selected to pair with savories, the former rare in Brazil but in this case excellent while both Brazilian Cheese Bread and crispy Tapioca folded around creamy Eggs and Herbs were also well made at a fair price.
Slowly enjoying the Eggs while browsing complimentary WiFi, and never rushed by English-fluent staff despite a crowd, it was after enjoying a small Cookie provided with the Coffee that sweets were ordered, the “Croissant with Hazelnut Cream” in reality a masterpiece of lamination ladled with warm Nutella while Santo Pão’s signature Banana Cake lived up to its billing with soft layers divided by housemade Dulce de Leche.