Breakfast and all dishes are delicious from traditional Brazilian recipes with some Californian and Santa Cruz touches, the atmosphere is warm, alive, laid back, as if being in a restaurant or home in Rio de Janeiro, Bahia or another cozy Brazilian place - always with the Santa Cruz culture!
We put a lot of effort and care in providing such a friendly, relaxed and happy ambiance because that 's a fundamental part of what Brazilian culture is about. Tasting our generous size dishes will just surprise you with flavors from Brazil's tropical land, especially its fruits and vegetables, fundamental ingredients of our breakfast and brunch. You can sample a large variety of dishes and discover the richness of Brazilian hearty and tasty cuisine. Don't forget adding a freshly made juice and Brazilian coffee, you will be transported to the special land, culture and hospitality of Brazil.
Breakfast and Brunch with the perfect balance between Brazilian specialties and the Santa Cruz lifestyle, with a uniquetouch of family recipes and creativity. All dishes are carefully created and prepared with healthy and fresh products, delivered daily. We offer selected ingredients such as free cage eggs, natural meat with no hormones added, fresh fish and great vegetarian options.
We invite you to experiment a breakfast with some of the exotic Amazon fruits in our fresh blended juices, high in vitamins and full of flavor. Fruits like açaí, acerola and caju (cashew fruit) brings you the taste and freshness of a tropical day in Brazil, with a Santa Cruz twist! You will fall in love with our popular açaí bowl and chill out with our delicious mimosas made with all sorts of fruits.
Our grocery shop offers some essential ingredients in Brazilian culinary, so you can take a little bit of Cafe Brasil also to your home. Products that brings remarkable flavors like Brazilian coffe, farofa (yucca flour), palm oil, guaraná soda and pão de queijo mix (cheese bread) that you will only find here or in Brazil.
Joao Luis Frota came from Brazil to Santa Cruz more than 30 years ago, and after visiting Hawaii and other places with his wife Claudia decided to set roots in Santa Cruz, California. The call was a blend of the beautiful city between the redwoods and the Pacific Ocean, beaches, the people from Santa Cruz and its University; a great place to raise a family.
He started with a breakfast place 24 years ago. He always liked breakfast and was surprised by the typical American Breakfast, which he started offering while little by little added Brazilian dishes. Finding that people wanted to have choices on how to change and add some ingredients and toppings, over time Cafe Brasil evolved into a Brazilian breakfast, brunch and lunch place with the possibility to tailor many dishes to the client's desires.
Today one of his biggest satisfactions is to see a Brazilian cafe with Brazilian atmosphere where people not only enjoy a large variety of dishes and fresh juices, but they also can relax and feel comfortable with the traditional Brazilian hospitality, warmth and friendliness.