I went to Brazil cafe this afternoon before work. There was a sign up on the counter announcing that K Road icon Brazil would be closing for good on September 30! Whoa, there!
I will quickly make a list of reasons why Brazil is (not yet was) lovely.
- The coffee.
- The peeling paint on the ceiling that kind of looked like a map of a strange world.
- The steep steps that are easy to walk up but tricky to walk down.
- The old bus seats.
- The coffee milkshakes.
- The sticky varnish on the tabletops that will rip your newspaper if you’re not careful. That’ll teach you to read.
- The coffee menu displayed on the old computers.
- The beaten-up industrial fittings.
- The pinball machine.
- The faded glory of the old Mercury Theatre days.
- The fierce espresso machine.
- The music, which usually includes some sort of drum and bass.
- The perfectness for it as a morning-after recovery place.
- The dirty boys who hang out at the bar, drinking espressos, telling unfunny jokes.
- The coffee, the coffee, the coffee.
Brazil have a box where you can write down and share your memories of the place.
K Road is, without a doubt, changing, but I’m not sure what it’s changing into.
Here’s the notice about the closure:
And I’ve taken a few photos of Brazil. Click the latte to see more.
The Herald has an article about the cafe’s closure.