A new Brazilian cafe brings acai, empadas and more to Danville


Cantinho Do Brazil, a new café in Danville, specializes in authentic Brazilian drinks, snacks, savory pastries and even rolled ice cream.

Located in the former Hartz Cafe at 370 Hartz Ave., the new fast-casual eatery serves acai bowls, pancakes, smoothies, and takeout meals, like coxinha, a Brazilian bakery staple filled cheese and shredded chicken, plus six types of Brazilian burgers topped with everything from pineapple to baby potatoes.

Each loaded burger starts with a beef patty, cheese, and an egg, and will set you back $10 to $16. The savory and fried salgado ($5 to $8) includes a rissole stuffed with ham and cheese or meat and corn; esfirra, a baked flatbread shaped into a pastry and stuffed with meat or chicken; and empadas ($5.50), which are round and less flaky than their half-moon counterpart, empanadas.

Don’t miss the gluten-free Brazilian cheese buns, pão de queijo, which are made with cassava flour and filled with everything from linguica to pulled pork. We heard they also have homemade cakes by the slice.

Cantinho Do Brazil is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends. More information at https://cantinhodobrazil.com.

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