Girl from Ipanema

Toronto just got a new Brazilian diner for traditional food and desserts

The west end of Toronto just got a wave of Brazilian culture, thanks to The Girl from Ipanema Diner.

The new restaurant officially opened its doors on Saturday July 2, right in the middle of the long weekend festivities. Named after the song by Stan Getz (later covered by Frank Sinatra), the diner brings a cozy atmosphere and authentic flavours to the St. Clair and Dufferin area.

“We brought the taste of our land so that our clients can have a unique experience with spices and ingredients pleasant to our taste for those who miss Brazil, but chose Canada as their home,” the website reads, “in addition to other ethnicities that seek new novelties, with a menu designed to meet who has a busy routine and no time for long meals.”

Girl from Ipanema
Girl from Ipanema on Instagram

The menu at The Girl from Ipanema includes coxinhas, croquettes and fair pastel, as well as pastries and sweets. Each is designed to be enjoyed at your own pace, without a long, drawn-out wait for food. So, it’s perfect for lunches on-the-go and quick meals that are packed with Brazilian fare.

Girl from Ipanema
Girl from Ipanema on Instagram

Drinks are also available, from traditional cappuccinos and lattes to Brazilian versions, like the Rio cappuccino, Brazilian espresso and a Brazilian peanut cappuccino. There are also flavoured sugar cane juices, with options like pineapple and mint, passion fruit and Barbados cherry.

Open daily, the Girl from Ipanema Diner is located at 2400 Dufferin Street. It also serves brunch on the weekends.

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