Nestled in Frankfurt’s Nordend neighborhood, Cafuchico provides a touch of Brazil to the café scene of the Main metropole. Come for the authentic pão de queijo (Brazilian bread rolls infused with cheese), outstanding sweets (bolo de maracujá – cake made with passion fruit- brigadiero -pralines- or guava cake), or the high quality variations of your favorite coffee-infused drinks. Stay for the Brazilian selection of beer (Brahma, Skol, or Antartica), variations of the national cocktail, caipirinha, or the (often) weekly live renditions of Brazilian musical classics.
The space is lovingly decorated with colorful touches and often welcomes guest artists to present their wares on the walls of the space. Comfortable communal seating characterizes the mezzanine area of Cafuchico and often encourages interaction with other patrons sharing the space. Now that it’s summer, they also have a number of tables outside, so you can watch the activity on Eckenheimer Landstr. passing by.
Open from 10:00 until 20:00, Cafuchico provides the opportunity to grab a coffee or early evening drink, and practice some Portuguese with the largely Brazilian wait staff. Employees are always willing to explain the intricacies of Brazilian culinary culture to novices; hence a welcoming and open environment is always present.
Insider’s tip: try the chicken croquettes (Coxihna in Portuguese) and inquire if they have any homemade hot sauce to accompany it. Aside from the northeast of the country, Brazil is not renowned for spicy concoctions, hence the combination of Coxinha and hot sauce is something that should appeal to all tastes.