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by Tammy Facey (subscribe)
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Published April 5th 2013
Brazilian coffee: Ay mami
This cafe is seriously underrated.

Pao-Pao Cafe


Pao-Pao is a little Brazilian cafe on Oxford road that offer a modern coffee shop experience; they have iPads you can use for free, and there's free wifi, so you can connect to the internet via your phone/laptop/tablet. Pao-Pao is one of the better cafes on Oxford road, with fast connection and smooth, strong coffee that will power you through your day or night. I say night because it's open until 10pm and Pao-Pao is in a densely student-populated area, so it only makes sense that it's open late.

Free iPad wa-hey


Pao-Pao might sound a little strange for a cafe title, but as the owners divulge below, the name might be how you see coffee:

It begins in Brazil, where the phrase 'Pao-Pao' is used as an expression that means "daily dose". The literal translation is "bread bread", but just as bread is a staple food for survival and has been for thousands of years, at Pao-Pao we believe that our great coffee is just as important as nourishment."

Well said.

Pao-Pao's offerings


This small Brazilian café serves sandwiches, jacket potatoes, soups, salad, and your everyday café treats like cakes and muffins. Watch out for the self-serve yoo-moo frozen yoghurt though because it is all too easy to serve yourself a hefty portion and then have to scrape at least half of it off because you can't afford it (£1.99 per 100g, not the best value, but not the worst).

Deceptive and delicious frozen yogurt


As stated in the title, Pao-Pao is a café, but they specialise in coffee from across the world. To create an exclusive coffee Pao-Pao have their own, made up of coffee beans from the following countries:

Indonesia: smoky flavoured blends
Ethiopia and Uganda: slightly acidic, more citrus taste
Hondurun Brazilian beans have a sweet cocoa flavour.

Blended, these beans make up the Pao-Pao's deliciously distinctive coffee. And after all good (and by good I mean outstanding, hello-wake-up-yes-I'm-awake) coffee is a morning must.
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Why? Why, for good coffee of course
When: Mon-Fri: 7am-10pm Sat: 8am-10pm Sun: 9am-6pm
Where: Oxford Road
Cost: Prices vary
Your Comment
Didn't last long. It's now closed.
by jarvi (score: 0|2) 1711 days ago
I was devastated this place closed in less than a year. It was my favourite go to. I can't believe it never got more popular.
by csvkh (score: 0|2) 527 days ago
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