At DeliParis (Rua Harmonia 484, Vila Madalena, tel. 11/3816-5911, www.deliparis.com.br , 7 a.m.–10:30 p.m. Mon.–Sat., 8 a.m.–10:30 p.m. Sun.), Vila Mada meets Montmartre. At this boulangerie/bistro you can savor light French fare such as quiches, croissants au chocolat, and tarte tatin at the sidewalk tables, which conjure up a Parisian café. On the weekends, the scrumptious all-you-can-eat petit déjeuner draws famished folk from all over the neighborhood.
A favorite neighborhood hang-out, Empanadas Bar (Rua Wisard 489, Vila Madalena, tel. 11/3032-2116, www.empanadasbar.com.br , 5 p.m.–2 a.m. Mon.–Thurs., 5 p.m.–3 a.m. Fri., 2 p.m.–3 a.m. Sat., 2 p.m.–2 a.m. Sun.) keeps expanding, both in size (it currently takes up an entire block) and in the number of delicious oven-baked empanadas it serves (between 25,000 and 30,000 a month!). Whether you opt for a classic filling such as spicy ground beef or the more unorthodox likes of heart of palm, roquefort, and guava with cheese, you’ll find it impossible to eat just one.