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Mercearia & Padoca do Pasta em Casa. Rio Vermelho, Salvador, Bahia. Foto: Amanda Oliveira.
Ahorita Padaria Artesanal. Rio Vermelho, Salvador, Bahia. Foto: Amanda Oliveira .
Solange Café. Graça, Salvador, Bahia. Foto: Amanda Oliveira.

See this itinerary with 22 options for coffee shops in various neighborhoods of Salvador

From morning to late afternoon, there are experiences for all tastes in the Bahian capital

Are you one of those people who can’t start the day without a good breakfast? Or who loves to stop for a coffee and cake during your sightseeing tour of the city? If so, this script is perfect for you. If not, this itinerary was also made for you, because in addition to coffee, the establishments are prepared to welcome customers who love juice, tea, cappuccinos and also sweet, savory and spicy. The decorations are beautiful, and each corner was prepared detail by detail.

In this itinerary, we gathered 22 establishments in Salvador that have a great menu for a good breakfast, or simply for a coffee at any time of the day. Come check it out!

1. Cuia Gastronomia


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The Cuia Restaurant has a different proposal of affective cuisine. In front of the sea, located in Rio Vermelho, on the ground floor of the space Colaboraê, Cuia Gastronomia is perfect for those who want to eat well in a cozy place. And if you want to bring your pet, don’t worry, the place is Pet Friendly. The menu features natural fruit juices, dishes created by the chef duo Adriano and Alê, sweet and savory dishes, cream cheese and wasabi mayonnaise.

For breakfast, the restaurant has a variety of options. There are breads, couscous, sandwiches, hot and iced coffees, porridge and one of the most famous dishes: the “tostas”. The prices of the latter vary between R$17 and R$31.

Establishment: Cuia Gastronomia
Opening hours: Thursday to Sunday, from 8 am to 6 pm
Address: Borges dos Reis Street, 81, Rio Vermelho – Salvador
Contact: (71) 99700-8305
Instagram: @cuiagastronomia

2. Amora e Sal

Amora e Sal started with breakfast box deliveries. The success caused the establishment to be created. Located in Rio Vermelho, the restaurant is beautiful and cozy. The menu has a variety of cakes, brown sugar muffins, various snacks and sweets, as well as coffees and cappuccinos. And if you decide to have coffee at home, just call and place your order.

Establishment: Amora e Sal
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday, from 10 am to 7 pm; Saturday, from 9 am to 6 pm
Address: Ilhéus Street, 214, Rio Vermelho – Salvador
Contact: (71) 99121-6001
Instagram: @amoraesal

3. Latitude 13

Latitude 13 was born from the dream of offering the Brazilian market the same high-quality coffees produced for over 20 years on Chapada Diamantina farms and exported to Europe, the United States and Asia. They are superior quality beans, cultivated, harvested, selected and roasted following the strictest techniques and the highest technology in the world coffee growing market, commercialized throughout Brazil and for all Brazilians.

In Barra, in Salvador, you can have a good time at Latitude 13 Cafés Especiais, where, in addition to the diversity of the brand’s coffees, you can order various sweets and snacks and also a breakfast combo, served on weekends, which costs R$ 54.90. The space has tables in the indoor area and others in the outdoor area, on a balcony. So, if you enjoy a quality coffee, it is worth visiting the establishment.

Establishment: Latitude 13 Cafés Especiais
Opening hours: every day from 8:30 am to 8 pm
Address: João Pondé Street, 378, Barra – Salvador
Contact: 71 99242-9665
Instagram: @latitude13cafesespeciais

4. Vida Sublime

Vida Sublime is a 100% natural açaí pulp brand and has its concept store in Pituba. In the space, in addition to recipes with açaí, the customer will find a menu full of creative and healthy delights, such as crepiocas, sandwiches, salads, milk shakes, smoothies, juices and a special brunch. The brunch menu, which is breakfast, has the option of combos, with combinations suggested by the house.

The traditional 200g couscous, without stuffing, costs R$12. The 250g couscous stuffed with curd cheese is sold for R$22. The 250g couscous stuffed with mozzarella and plantain costs R$19. And, to delight yourself, the menu has a cassava grilled ball with mozzarella filling (02 units/160g), for R$ 19.90; oat pancakes topped with artisanal cocoa and pepper jelly, fresh strawberries, almond slivers and fresh basil (300g), for R$25.90; and shimeji toast with avocado and sesame mayonnaise, on Portuguese bread (250g), for R$28.90. These are just some of the options, but the restaurant has several other food and drink options.

Establishment: Vida Sublime
Address: Alameda Pádua, 112, Pituba – Salvador
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 8 pm / Saturday, from 8 am to 1 pm
Instagram: @vida_sublime_ 

5. Café Padoca do Carmo

The place is a coffee shop with its own production of naturally fermented breads, located in one of the most charming neighborhoods in the city: Santo Antônio Além do Carmo. In addition to the delicious food, the place is super instagrammable, with a decoration full of plants, colors, portraits and a very cozy balcony.

The menu includes Italian bread, which costs R$ 12; Cinnamon Roll, a super fluffy bread rolled with sugar, butter and cinnamon, in which two units cost R$16; frozen cheese bread, a Militão da Canastra cheese bread from Minas Gerais, in which 10 units cost R$16. The establishment also offers other foods, such as cookies and cakes.

Establishment: Café Padoca do Carmo
Address: Carmo Street, 13, Santo Antônio Além do Carmo – Salvador
Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 am to 11:30 am / Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 11:30 am and from 4 pm to 7 pm
Contact: 71 98472-0473
Instagram: @padocadocarmo

6. Coisas de Minas

A little piece of Minas Gerais in Salvador. This is the emporium’s proposal. In the store, regional products, typical of Minas Gerais cuisine, are available to customers, such as sweets, jams, cheeses, coffee, pamonha, spices and wines, in addition to a menu for public consumption. There, you can order cheese breads with different fillings, regional cakes, such as cornmeal, as well as a variety of snacks and sweets. And, of course, there’s coffee. The place serves the drink in a traditional and cold way, and even has cappuccino with dulce de leche.

The environment has a decoration that brings elements of Minas Gerais houses, with bricks and lots of wood. The establishment also has a store with various products from Minas Gerais, such as cachaça.

Establishment: Coisas de Minas
Address: Dr. Osvaldo Ribeiro Street, 198, Ondina – Salvador
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm / Sunday and holidays, from 8 am to 1 pm
Contact: (71)99965-1011
Instagram: @emporiocoisasdeminasondina

7. Mafê Café

“Mafê can be history, poetry… Here we gather all our dreams, strength and sincere notes of courage. In every little piece, there is unity, gratitude and passion. Passion for what we are, and passion for what we believe. We believe that a good breakfast can magically transform a whole day”, this is how Mafê Café describes itself. A place that brings back childhood memories, from grandma’s backyard.

The balcony at Mafê Café is a super cozy place, a place to sit with friends, family, companions or alone, and enjoy a moment of calm and a hot (or iced) coffee. The place has cakes and snacks, and you can also order a breakfast basket at home.

Establishment: Mafê Café
Address: Travessa Bartholomeu de Gusmão, 104, Rio Vermelho – Salvador
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, from 8 am to 2 pm
Contact: (71) 99178-0170
Instagram: @cafedamafe

8. A Cafeteria Botânica (The Botanical Cafeteria)

The first botanical coffee shop in Bahia, the first space in the Bahian capital designed to integrate the customer with nature, is a place that brings together plants, vinyl records, books and an essentially organic menu, which brings breakfast, botanical coffees, brunch, lunch, desserts and drinks. The menu also includes teas, infusions, flavored coffees, drinks, naturally fermented breads, traditional, natural and vegan sandwiches and bruschetta.

Establishment: A Cafeteria Botânica
Address: Casa 478, Rua das Hortênsias, Praça Ana Lúcia Magalhães, Pituba. (@a_casa478).
Opening hours: every day, from 8 am to 10 pm.
Cultural and musical programming: at 7:30 pm.
Instagram: @acafeteriabotanica
Contact: (71) 99242-1634

9. De Além Mar

A charming little piece of Portugal in the heart of Salvador. Located at Galeria Villa 14, in Rio Vermelho, the establishment has a menu full of classic Portuguese sweets, such as Pastel de Compostela (R$8.80), Queijada de Évora (R$8.50) and Tarte de Amêndoas Alentejana (R$15.90).

Establishment: De Além Mar
Address: Galeria Vila 14, Odilon Santos Street, 205-243, Rio Vermelho – Salvador
Opening hours: Wednesday to Friday from 12 pm to 7 pm / Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm / Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm
Contact: (71) 99984-9048
Instagram: @dealemmar

10. Cafélier

Are you in the mood for a cup of coffee in a ventilated place with the scent of the sea and, on top of that, a more than magnificent view of the All Saints Bay? If so, the Cafélier fulfills all these desires. Located in a charming little house in the Historic Center of Salvador, the place is all decorated with old objects, being one of the best places to watch the sunset. Ideal for a late afternoon coffee, the Cafélier doesn’t even open in the morning. The establishment has a huge menu, with several options of coffees, drinks, snacks, desserts, main courses, starters and even a wine list.

Establishment: Cafélier
Address: Carmo Street, 50, Santo Antônio Além do Carmo – Salvador
Opening hours: Monday and Tuesday, and Thursday to Sunday, from 2:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Contact: (71) 3241-5095
Instagram: @cafeliercarmo

11. Pousada do Boqueirão

Breakfast is served on a terrace overlooking the bay. Pousada do Boqueirão is a small charming hotel run by an Italian family, located in the Historic Center of Salvador. It overlooks the All Saints Bay and is just 400 meters from the streets of Pelourinho. To have coffee there, you need to book in advance. From 8 am to 11 pm, only with reservation by whatsapp. The all-you-can-eat buffet costs R$49 per person.

The meal includes a variety of fresh fruits, breads and cold meats, as well as a variety of hot and cold drinks. The breads are produced in-house and served with local products, such as jams from cooperatives. The cakes are made with licuri milk and they also use goat cheese from the sertão. They serve delicacies which mix Bahian cuisine and the secrets of Italian sweets, produced by the owner Fernanda Cabrini.
Establishment: Pousada do Boqueirão
Address: Rua Direita de Santo Antônio, 48, Santo Antônio – Salvador
Contact (WhatsApp): 71 99124-8314
Instagram: @pousadadoboqueirao

12. Ahorita Padaria Artesanal (Ahorita Artisan Bakery)

The bakery has a rotating menu, you can check the options of the day at the counter. There, the most famous dishes are the focaccias, based on olive oil, which is a thin bread, made from a mixture of flour, water, salt and yeast, which can be cooked either in the oven or on the grill. The flavors are varied, there is pepperoni with red onion; mushrooms, onion and cheese; Parmesan with oregano; and sesame with coarse salt. The place has other food options and various drinks, such as juices, teas and coffees.

Establishment: Ahorita Padaria Artesanal
Address: Tupinambás Street, 423, Rio Vermelho – Salvador
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday, from 3 pm to 8 pm / Saturday, from 9 am to 12:30 pm
Instagram: @ahoritapadaria
Phone: (71) 99664-3944

13. Casa Castanho

Casa Castanho is perfect for those who love cakes, breads, juices and sweets. The tables and the environment are all decorated to make the customer feel at home, comfortable and embraced by the space and the food. The place has baguette with eggs for (R$ 22), baguette on the grill (R$ 11), French toast (R$ 22), rump sandwich (R$ 35), ham and cheese sandwich (R$ 31), Parma toast with melon (R$28), sweet waffles (R$33), as well as cakes and desserts such as caramelized bananas (R$22) and banoffee (R$21). Drinks are diverse: coffees, teas, juices and much more.

Establishment: Casa Castanho
Address: Alexandre de Gusmão Street, 57, Rio Vermelho, Salvador – BA, 41950-160
Opening hours: every day from 8 am to 1 pm
Phone: (71) 98139-3353 or 71 98104-7803
Instagram: @casa.castanho

14. Pasta em Casa

Pasta em Casa is a restaurant with Italian roots, with one foot in family tradition and another in the future. The establishment is made up of people who are passionate about what they do, who love to meet the wishes of customers and make them really feel at home (and they do it very well). Breads, succulent antipasti and handmade food make up the menu of the place, which houses a grocery store, a bakery, a restaurant, a forneria, and the newest member of the group, Casa Chálabi.

The bakery, which opens every weekday at 9 am and on weekends at 8 am, has trays served until 11:45 am, with ciabatta toast (an Italian white bread), butter, scrambled eggs with cheese and/or ham, fruit salad with granola, orange or grape juice and plain coffee with milk or tea. The other tray option is more natural and serves whole grain bread, cottage or fresh cheese, fruit salad with yogurt and granola, green juice and tea. The place also has sandwiches, açaí, tapioca, cake, sweets and assorted coffees.

Establishment: Pasta em Casa
Address: Professor Almerinda Dutra Street, 67, Rio Vermelho – Salvador
Opening hours: Monday from 9 am to 6 pm / Tuesday to Friday from 9 am to 10 pm / Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 10 pm
Please note: breakfast is not served all day on weekends. To have access to the bakery menu on these days, you have to arrive before 11:30 am.
Instagram: @pastaemcasa

15. Fátima Padaria (Fátima Bakery)

Another option for your breakfast, Fátima Padaria, formerly located in Pituba, is now open at Ondina Apart. The place has a wide variety of breads and a range of products that aim to meet the needs of the day to day rush. The establishment also offers a combo of the day, in which a snack and a juice are sold for R$9. There is also the option of the cake and coffee combo, for R$6; a “vara mista” (cheese and ham sandwich) and two ovaltines for R$ 16; and a “misto” (hot cheese and ham) plus a medium coffee for R$7. Oh, do you like to have some soup or a broth right when you wake up? Fátima Padaria also has these options on the menu from Monday to Saturday.

Establishment: Fátima Bakery
Address: Ondina Choice/Ondina Apart Hotel – Morro do Escravo Miguel Street, 297, Ondina – Salvador
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 8 pm / Sunday from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm
Instagram: @fatimapadaria

16. Coffeetown Salvador

On the menu, special coffees, cakes and desserts made in-house, in addition to naturally fermented breads produced daily and exclusive gourmet products. Cappuccinos & other gourmet coffees, plus pies, snacks & light dishes, in a quiet, cozy space. This is Coffeetown Salvador. Very similar to foreign coffee shops, the establishment is the brand’s first franchise in Bahia. There, the most requested are the slice of Red Velvet (R$ 20.90), the iced coffee latte (R$ 12.60) and the cappuccino with chocolate chips (R$ 14.70).

Establishment: Coffeetown Salvador
Address: Sete de Setembro Av, 1755, Vitória – Salvador / Amazonas Street, 1111, Pituba – Salvador
Opening hours: Vitória store is open every day from 9 am to 10 pm / Pituba is open every day from 8:30 am to 9:30 pm
Instagram: @coffeetownsalvador

17. CT Coffee and Bagels

Located on Hortênsias Street, the house is run by businesswomen Renata Sampaio and Mariane França, in charge of the two Coffeetown units in Salvador. The place has all kinds of bagels. Recommended here are the Salmon Classic Bagel (traditional bagel, dill cream cheese, cured salmon, cucumber and red onion pickles) and the Caprese Bagel (cream cheese, pesto, tomato, buffalo mozzarella and arugula). It is also worth mentioning the simplest one, but that conquers hearts: the cream cheese sandwich.

Establishment: Coffee and Bagels
Address: Hortênsias Street, 478, Pituba – Salvador
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, from 8 am to 8 pm
Instagram: @ctcoffeeandbagels

18. Cafeteria Amor em Xícaras

The first coffee shop in the suburbs of Salvador is in Fazenda Coutos, inside the parking lot of Atakadão Atakarejo. Amor em Xícaras is beautiful and ready to welcome you. The place has an outdoor area and two indoor floors, with an Instagrammable decor. The menu has cakes, snacks, coffee and sweets. And of course, the favorite item in the Bahian’s table could not be missing: couscous, which you can order plain or filled.

Establishment: Cafeteria Amor em Xícaras
Address: BA-528, Fazenda Coutos – Salvador (inside the parking lot at Atakadão)
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, from 7 am to 9 pm / Sunday, from 7 am to 12 pm
Contact: (71) 99933-7249
Instagram: @amoremxicarass

19. Solange Café

An inviting café serving select delicacies and handcrafted sweets from the fine patisserie. The place has a vintage and very colorful decor, with poetry and phrases written on the walls and large windows that give natural light to the space. The menu has sweets, such as cakes and bombocados, assorted snacks, such as hot ham and cheese sandwich and tuna toast, plain and stuffed beiju, couscous, bread rolls, pamonhas, broths and drinks. The catalog is large and full of options.

Establishment: Solange Café
Address: Paz Street, 18 – Graça / Hortênsias Street, 422 – Pituba
Opening hours: the two units, Graça and Pituba, are open from 8 am to 9:20 pm
Instagram: @solangecafe_oficial

20. Tiamate Coffee

Like Starbucks, which will open soon in Salvador, Tiamate also writes names on the drinks’ cups. The place specializes in gourmet coffee, with chocolates, espressos and cappuccinos. The food options are diverse. Cheese bread and croissants are the most famous. There are also chats, lectures and even English classes on site.

Establishment: Tiamate Coffee
Address: Sete de Setembro Av, 1019, Dois de Julho – Salvador
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 6 pm / Saturday, 8 am to 4:30 pm
Instagram: @tiamatecoffee

21. Santo Verde Gastronomy

For those who enjoy a healthier breakfast or afternoon coffee, Santo Verde is the ideal option. The establishment was created in 2015 with a focus on making life better through healthy eating, promoting a fusion between functional food and haute cuisine. The place has quiches, such as the low carb salmon quiche (R$29) and the low carb sertaneja made of artisanal sun-dried beef and plantain (R$24), as well as complete dishes, for those who want to go straight to the lunch or dinner. There are also options for breads, pastries, juices and coffee. You can even buy low carb pizza there.

Establishment: Santo Verde Gastronomy
Address: Salvador Shopping Mall and Shopping da Cidade
Opening hours: Salvador Shopping Mall from Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 10 pm, and Sunday, from 12 pm to 9 pm / Shopping da Cidade every day, from 7:30 am to 9 pm
Instagram: @santoverdegastronomia

22. Mais1.Café

Mais1.Café is the perfect place for those who love to drink special coffee. There are several options of hot and iced coffees that will surprise you. The place also has side dishes imported from different parts of the world, such as the delicious buttery croissant, which comes from France, the donuts, which come from Spain, and the Pastel de Belém, which follows the traditional recipe from Portugal. A great option to deal with the heat of Salvador are the iced coffees.

Considered the largest fast coffee franchise in Brazil with an innovative consumption model, inspired by coffee shops in New York and Europe, Mais1.Café has three units in Salvador. The menu has several cold drinks, such as Caramel, made with espresso, milk and caramel, and Sensação, made with espresso, French strawberry puree, milk and chocolate. Hot drinks are also famous in the house, such as mocha, super cappuccino and floresta negra. To eat, you can order snacks, such as a cup of coxinha, a cup of pão de queijo and croissant, as well as sweets, such as cookies, donuts and pastries.

Establishment: Mais1.Café
Address and opening hours: Almirante Marques de Leão Av, 351, from Monday to Sunday, from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm / At Antônio Carlos Magalhães Av, 585, the unit is open from Monday to Friday, from 7 am to 7 pm, and Saturday, from 7 am to 12 pm / At Tancredo Neves Av, 1313, the store is open from Monday to Saturday, from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm