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Top Choice German in Blumenau

Abendbrothaus

This Sunday-only feast is the most coveted table in Santa Catarina for marreco (stuffed Garganey, a kind of small duck); in fact, the menu's only item begins its journey to your stomach at 6am, when Josefa Jensen be…
Top Choice Beer in Blumenau

Oktoberfest

A festive parade kicks off nearly 20 days of folk music, dancing and beer drinking that ranks as the world's second-biggest German party after Munich. A smaller Sommerfest takes place in January.
Top Choice Pub Food in Blumenau

Basement English Pub

Easily one of Brazil's best bars in a gorgeous authentic English pub atmosphere. It does a good job with homesick-remedy pub grub like fish and chips, steaks and pastrami that hit the spot among a blitzkrieg of brat…
Microbrewery in Blumenau

Cervejaria Das Bier

Das Bier brews pilsners according to Reinheitsgebot (Germany's 1516 beer purity law). Sample the full range at their visitor-friendly facility with a pretty patio – 13 taps plus an epic smoked-oak triple in a bottle…
Buffet in Blumenau

Moinho do Vale

One of Blumenau's classiest choices, this is a high-quality buffet lunch stop with excellent service, great regional and Brazilian choices (stuffed duck, trout ceviche, tambaqui fish ribs, pork knuckle) and even bet…
Microbrewery in Blumenau

Cervejaria Blumenau

Cervejaria Blumenau's brewery in Itoupavazinha, 16km north of Centro, features 15 taps, the majority of which feature some of the city's best craft beer, including a great double IPA. This is the spot to go if you'r…
Cafe in Blumenau

Cafehaus Glória

This old-world coffeehouse is a consistent madhouse, famous for its can't-miss café colonial, an afternoon buffet (por-kilo R$68; Monday to Saturday 3pm to 8pm) that features cakes, pastries and sandwiches similar t…
Area in Blumenau

Parque Vila Germânica

Blumenau’s festivals are held at Parque Vila Germânica, part convention hall, part kitschy Alpine village. There are several good bar/restaurants (Bier Vila), gourmet shops and a whole lot of lederhosen. To get ther…
Mediterranean in Blumenau

Zizi Bistrô

Once you're fed up with beer and brats, tuck into this candlelit Mediterranean bistro, vaguely hidden in the ground floor of a travel agency. Decidedly un-German dishes like grilled octopus, squid ink risotto with b…
Cafe in Blumenau

Daily Coffee

Blumenau has waited decades for proper espresso and the Daily Coffee delivers along with a long list of pour-over coffee brews and speciality drinks. It's also great for breakfast – creative scrambled eggs (Hungaria…