Largo de São Bento | Centro with a newer branch in Jardins at Rua Barão de Capanema, 416 open from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 6:30pm
Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm
Saturday from 7am to 12noon
Sunday from 11am to 12noon
It may not be the most suitable match for the poverty vows that Benedictine monks must take, but this chic-bakery sells the delicious delicacies produced by them at São Bento Monastery, in the Old Downtown area (which, by the way, it is an must-see attraction). The shop offers products such as the delicate parsnip bread (the flagship recipe) and a large selection of cakes (the “Bolo dos Monges” is a mix of canonical wine, apricot, plum and brown sugar). The artisanal jams are also from heaven: apricot, blackberry and plum. Despite its sophistication, Padaria do Mosteiro works only as a take-out-bakery; it does not have tables or chairs.