PETIT FOUR CAFE – Rua Aristides Espínola, 101 – Leblon, Rio de Janeiro
My darling Aunty Vandinha (Carioca!) introduced me to this adorable little sweet shop hidden down one of the side streets of Leblon, it reminds me of a typical Brazilian Grandmas house filled with sweets galore!
For those of you yet to experience a Brazilian ‘Doce’ (sweet), they are pretty special! Mostly made up of condensed milkly goodness and flavoured with chocolate, coconut or just more condensed milk. I find it rather miraculous that Brazilian women are able to keep their ‘junk in the trunk’ so in shape – good genes I guess! : )
When here you MUST try my favourite Dolce ‘BRIGADEIRO’ – a chocolate and condensed milk concoction and also the traditional ‘QUINDINS’ – coconut, egg & condensed milk – Just like ‘Vovó’ (Grandma) use to make them’