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Top Choice Cafe in Lençóis

Cafeteria São Benedito

This modern coffee shop is a welcome newcomer to Lençóis, serving good coffee, gourmet sandwiches, soups and wraps, and homemade desserts that hit the spot after a day of hiking. The original location is inside Pous…
Top Choice Buffet in Lençóis

O Bode

On an open-sided terrace over the river, this pleasant, well-liked per-kilo restaurant spreads a small but enticing buffet that includes meats, pasta and salads. By night, it's an inviting pizzeria.
Top Choice Brazilian in Lençóis


This popular eatery specializes in cuisine from Brazil's Northwest – think grilled meats, fishes and chicken, served at cute alfresco tables for two – and offers a good-value set lunch.
Market in Lençóis

Mercado Cultural

For handicrafts made of local wood and stone, clay soaps, and semi-precious jewelry, stop by the beautiful old Mercado Cultural. Perched above the river on the main square, the market began construction in the 19th …
Fusion in Lençóis

Cozinha Aberta

This gourmet bistro, specializing in slow food, serves eclectic fusion dishes from Thai noodles to Indian curries and Italian pastas. The setting is charming and homelike, with daily specials spelled out on chalkboa…
Mexican in Lençóis

Burritos y Taquitos

It's a rare chance to get your Mexican fix in rural Bahia: popular with locals, this casual restaurant does reasonably authentic burritos, tacos and guacamole, and has a back patio overlooking the river.
Historic Building in Lençóis

Prefeitura Municipal

The lovely Prefeitura Municipal, built in 1860, was the mansion of Colonel César Sá – the Neoclassical details were reportedly added to please his wife.
Pizza in Lençóis


This stylish pizzeria and Italian eatery offers prime people-watching, gourmet pies and potent cocktails.
Italian in Lençóis

Os Artistas da Massa

Fantastically fresh handmade pastas and jazz music are on the menu at this gourmet restaurant.
Sports & Outdoors in Lençóis

Dos Irmãos

This outdoor outfitter sells backpacks, water bottles, camping equipment and hiking boots.