Cafe-deli specialising in Brazilian food including street food (coxinha, pao de queijo, tapioca) and classic dishes (moqueca and Feijoada), plus sandwiches, soups, and cakes, with vegan and GF options.
Too shy to samba? Can’t afford the ticket to Ipanema? The ordinary exterior of this Scotstoun café hides a slice of delightful escapism. Easily the best South American food in the city and Brazilians pop in regularly for their slice, sending melodic Portuguese floating over the snug space, mingling with laid-back lounge-pop on the stereo. The food is defined by freshness and an unmistakable home-cooked care throughout. Salty cheese bread balls are the enjoyable side of doughy while the feijoada is rich with black beans and chunky meat. It even has seasoned farofa to complement it. When crunch meets pork, we’re all winners. Co-owner Cida hails from Brazil’s most Easterly state so Brazuca is Brazilian born but made in Scotland. Her dedicated approach includes finding a local Portuguese baker to make the pastel de nata. The result is the kind of soft pastry that gives you sweet dreams until morning. No, Brazuca isn’t on the high street but neither are the prices; one of many reasons it’s worth a little adventure. Close your eyes and swap Glasgow for Guanabara Bay.
- Provides: Halal options, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Brazilian lounge
- Capacity: 15(4 outdoors)
- Largest group: 15
- Open since: 2018