Comfort Hotel Downtown
Rua Araujo 141
Sao Paulo, 01220-020
Phone: (55) 11 21374600
Fax: (55) 11 21374601
Eco Mercato is both a grocery store and a vegetarian and vegan restaurant. It offers a quirky ambience replete with a patchwork of tiles, in myriad patterns and colors, lining part of a wall, whimsical wall hangings and window frames, and a leafy pattern sketched on the glass façade. Its tables are surrounded by racks of food items such as packets of chips, jams, candies, sauces, wine bottles and soda cans. A Kashmiri wooden partition adds a beautiful touch to its interior design. At this eco-friendly restaurant, guests can savor visually-appealing health food and attractive desserts that are low on calories.
Every weekend the Republica square comes alive as crowds of tourists and locals descend upon the scene to explore the varied wares of the weekly Feira or craft fair. With stalls selling art and craft items produced by local artists, furniture, decorative items, accessories, jewelry, trinkets and edible treats, the fair is a great place to find a unique piece of art or a special gift. The live music and colorful wares create a cheerful atmosphere that transforms the square in to a joyous place for all. The Feira is set up around the Secretaria do Estado de Educação.
A part of the retail chain of bookstores, Saraiva has a history that dates back to 1914! With over 90 stores all over Brazil, this outlet is centrally located on Rua Barão de Itapetininga. Open from Mondays through Saturdays, Saraiva offers not only thousands of books but also several stationary products, records, DVDs and technological equipments.
Marajá Padaria is a restaurant and bakery rolled in to one. This cosy little bakery is best known for its fresh and tasty breads, pastries and pizzas, best enjoyed with a pint of beer or a hot coffee. The feijoada served every Wednesday is especially good, packed with flavor and served in generously sized portions. Marajá also serves a selection of salads and entrées that are just right for a light lunch or dinner. With its casual ambiance and resonable prices, the bakery has come to be a regular haunt for many.
Although you will find a variety of salons, shops and restaurants at the Galeria Sete de Abril, the shopping ceter is best known as a one stop destination for professional photographers and photography enthusiasts. The mall boasts a variety of stores socializing in the same of photography equipment, including cameras, cases, lenses, tripods and much more at fair prices. Most of the stores here cater to professional photographers, however there are few that also deal in basic digital cameras for amateurs. Repairs and technical assistance can also be availed at a few of the shops.
Rua 24 de Maio has been home to Ventania Discos e Livros since its establishment in 1985. Almost a landmark in Downtown Sao Paulo, the store has an eclectic collection of more than 10000 records. Apart from the modern CDs, the shop also boasts of a large vinyl record collection of popular Brazilian music from the 1970s and 1980s. Also on the offer are old magazine, posters and other collectibles. A music lover shouldn't miss an opportunity to visit Ventania.
Veggie Life Store is a grocery store with a difference. With a growing number of people adopting the vegan lifestyle across the globe, the demand for easy access to vegan products has seen a marked rise. Veggie Life Store is an upcoming business that strives to meet this demand. All the products stocked at the store are 100 percent Vegan, including everything from dental cream, cosmetics and supplements to soy cottage cheese and pre-packaged meals. Apart from groceries, the store also stocks trendy clothing, shoes and accessories that pay homage to the Vegan lifestyle.
Shopping Light is a major shopping and entertainment center in São Paulo. This one-stop destination caters to everyone from fashionistas and sports aficionados to techies and those looking for household items. It houses numerous famous brand names encompassing jewelry and accessory stores, fashion apparel, department stores, game and toy shops, electronics and sports labels, outlets selling household products and luggage. One can also find plenty of services including ATMs, banks, opticians, Internet cafés, laundries, spas, salons and gyms. And after an engaging day of shopping, stop at one of their bars or restaurants to savor fast food, sushi, Italian cuisine or whatever else takes your fancy.
If you are looking for a place that can offer you the best skate board brands under a single roof, then the Mission Skate Shop is just the place for you. Located on the ground floor of the Galeria do Rock, the shop stocks a vast variety of skate boards and other merchandise from brands like Blind, Anti Hero, Real, Independente, Free Style and Thunder amongst many others. With personalized service, knowledgeable staff and quality products at fair prices, Mission Skate Shop is a great choice for amateurs, enthusiasts, and professional competitors alike.
Since 1963, this prominent shopping mall has been catering to Sao Paulo's punks, goths, and hip-hop fans. Galeria do Rock offers over 450 shops on three levels. Hip-hop enthusiasts will find their haven on the ground level and first floor, while rockers flock to the two floors above that, and miscellaneous shops top it off. It's a great place to visit if you're searching for items to add to your rocker look, or just for people watching!
With over 30 years of experience in the music business, you are sure to find a diverse range of records at Baratos Afins. Established by Luiz Calanca as a music shop in 1978, Baratos Afins began delving into music production, and today is one of the most popular record labels in the country. With the highlight of this store being its collection of rock music albums by local artists, they also offer a selection of jazz and Brazilian pop music.
Empório Alto dos Pinheiros is a must-visit for beer aficionados. This place in São Paulo prides itself on an unrivaled selection of globe-spanning beers. Select from over 600 varieties as well as 28 drafts on tap. Their liquor collection also includes 250 types of wine. Take home a crate or enjoy a chilled one at the bar.