Restaurants

Top Choice Brazilian in Lagoa da Conceição

Bistrô Santa Marta

Extraordinary service greets those willing to escape Lagoa town for Canto da Lagoa about 2km from town. This adorable, eight-table contemporary bistro works with a limited but excellent menu (filet Mignon, lobster, …
Top Choice Japanese in Florianópolis

Black Sheep

Korean/Japazillian chef Emerson Kim and his Latvian wife/hostess honed their skills at Nobu (yes, that Nobu). You will find a grand total of zero items with cream cheese; but perhaps more surprising are the shocking…
Top Choice Pizza in Florianópolis

Forneria Catarina

Considering it's located far, far outside São Paulo city limits, this upscale Sampa-style pizzeria does an absolute bangup job with pizza Paulistana – at far more accommodating prices. We reckon half rustica (arugul…
Seafood in Costa da Lagoa

Restaurante Lagoa Azul

Our favorite of the atmospheric seafood restaurants that line the western coast of Lagoa de Conceicão in the village of Costa da Lagoa. A wealth of just-caught seafood is on offer at this sustainably-leaning waterfr…
Cafe in Lagoa da Conceição

Café Cultura

Breakfast until 1pm, waffles, salads, paninis, sophisticated mains and specialty java served by various methods – there is something for everyone at Floripa’s best cafe, brought to you by a Californian ex-Starbucks …
Buffet in Florianópolis

Central

This outstanding, award-winning por-kilo buffet concentrates on a more subtle selection of daily dishes, each and all focused on high-quality, home-cooked goodness. Lines out the door: not uncommon. The Esteves Juni…
Buffet in Florianópolis

Central

This outstanding, award-winning por kilo buffet concentrates on a more subtle selection of daily dishes, each and all focused on high-quality, home-cooked goodness. Lines out the door: not uncommon. The Esteves Juni…
Seafood in Florianópolis

Box 32

You'll often find local celebrities at this historic bar and restaurant in the Mercado Municipal (now dressed in newly-expanded digs) indulging in a happy hour of frothy house-brewed beer, fresh seafood and pata neg…
Bakery in Florianópolis

O Padeiro de Sevilha

Considered one of the top 30 bakeries in Brazil, this social magnet features an 11m-long communal table flanked by a self-serve cornucopia of fresh-baked artisanal breads and both savory and sweet treats selected fr…
Seafood in Ribeirão da Ilha

Ostradamus

Given the village’s location overlooking the tidal flats, it is no surprise that the local specialty is oysters. Sit on the dock at this incredibly atmospheric place and slurp a dozen or two.