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Top Choice Cafe in Lagoa da Conceição

Café Cultura

Breakfast until 1pm, waffles, salads, panini (really bruschetta, but who's paying attention?), sophisticated mains and specialty java served by various methods. Floripa’s best cafe is brought to you by a Californian…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Lagoa da Conceição

Mirante da Lagoa da Conceição

The postcard view of Lagoa da Conceição awaits at this must-stop lookout, which frames both sides of the lagoon, the dunes of Joaquina and beyond.
Top Choice Mediterranean in Lagoa da Conceição

Dolce Vita

From their charming candlelit porch in Canto da Lagoa, a small but delectable daily-changing menu of Med-inspired contemporary dishes make for one of Floripa's most memorable meals. House-made pappardelle with tende…
Top Choice Seafood in Lagoa da Conceição

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…
Top Choice Bar in Lagoa da Conceição

Books & Beers

The once outrageous bottled craft beer list at this cultured bar has been trimmed to 25 or so, but 14 taps means the draft selections – mostly southern and regional Brazilian brews – has been expanded. Drink it all …
Craft Beer in Lagoa da Conceição

Layback Park

Lagoa da Conceição's former Food Truck Parking Lot got a swift makeover in 2018 by local craft beer empire Layback Beer with Brazilian skateboarding legend Pedro Barros providing a bit of the monetary might. Nine sh…
Seafood in Lagoa da Conceição

O Barba Negra

The best of a battery of seafood restaurants along 2km-long Av das Rendeiras, the 'Black Beard' does a fantastic pastel de camarão (fried pastry stuffed with shrimp), and follows with excellent seafood creations lik…
Ice Cream in Lagoa da Conceição

Max Gelateria

Italian training and equipment ensure the creamy gelato produced here is some of Brazil's best. Killer flavors include pistachio and doce de leite (milk caramel).
Live Music in Lagoa da Conceição

John Bull Pub

Famous for live rock, with bonus views over the lagoon.
Brazilian in Lagoa da Conceição

Bistrô Santa Marta

Personalized service greets guests at this adorable, seven-table contemporary bistro in Canto da Lagoa. The honest-to-goodness hospitality is delivered by gaúcho couple Milene (kitchen) and Branco (wine and service)…