Canela, Portuguese and Brazilian Cafe, London
This friendly Portuguese and Brazilian café on Earlham Street, just off Covent Garden’s Neal Street, has a simple and straightforward vibe. The dining area, with simple wood tables and benches or café tables and folding chairs outside, is dominated by a chiller cabinet over which the food is served. In the cabinet you’ll find a range of genuine dishes, cakes and snacks.
Portuguese snacks, including chicken-stuffed coxinha (a pointed, deep-fried parcel resembling a drumstick) start at a low £2, with main courses such as chorizo tart and vegetable lasagne around £6-£7. Canela also serves Brazilian cheese bread, which comes in chorizo, basil, olives flavours or just plain.
If you have wheat or gluten allergy, there’s a good selection of allergy-friendly cakes.
Large glasses of fresh berry and apple juice are as popular as the strong black coffee. For more potent drinks, there are Portuguese and Brazilian beers, wine and great caipirinhas.
33 Earlham St
Phone: +44 (0)20 7240 6926
Covent Garden or Leicester Square tube
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