You might have noticed something about Sydney over the past few years. It started with capoeira groups drumming and flipping all over the eastern beaches. Then the churrascarias, bakeries and bars turned up. Yep, Sydney's had a Brazilian.
Cafecito is hidden under Town Hall, in the middle of what we at Time Out refer to as the camping district. It's that part of the city where you can't walk two steps with being slapped in the face with shops selling sensible walking shoes, sleeping bags and tents. You might not even cotton onto this café being Brazilian unless you took a close look at the menu. In fact, they don't really actively encourage ordering any of the Brazilian stuff unless you push them, either. But persevere: every day of the week features a different Brazilian special. Monday is chicken parma with rice and fries. Tuesday is plato frito (rice, black beans, fried egg, fries) day. And then there's the likes of the escondido, which is minced sun-dried beef topped with cheese and cassava puree - it's a bit like a Brazilian version of that Greek classic, moussaka
There are pastels (a bit like a big square empanada) for around $3 each and then there's the Brazilian-style hotdog, filled with corn, chopped egg, your regular style hotdog sausage and hot sauce. You might try one of the many flavours of Brazilian soft drink they have on offer, or you might like an acai instead. This ice-cold, lurid purple smoothie-like drink is made from acai berries – a super food. Try the suco de acai - it's a bit like crisp granola covered in the icy berry puree.
There's nothing fancy about this little caff but it's a bit of a secret treasure in the middle of the city. Myffy Rigby
Shop 25 Town Hall Sq, 473 Kent St
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