Cafe Brazil on Cedar Springs has re-opened in its new space

Back in October, we reported that the long-standing Cedar Springs location of Cafe Brazil would relocate to the space previously occupied by the Drama Room and other night clubs. Three months later, that plan has become a reality.

The new Cafe Brazil is officially open today, “serving hot coffee for a cold world” as they promise on their signage.

The new space — just yards away on the same side of the street, between Thai Lotus Kitchen and Street’s Fine Chicken — offers twice the seating capacity as the old cafe, and will again include a patio, as well as bar window seating. A rep for Cafe Brazil also told Dallas Voice this week that the same staff will come over from the old place, so there should be a minuscule learning curve. And of course the menu — hearty breakfasts, fine coffees and the like — will continue.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Leap Day deal: Free food at Cafe Brazil

You know it’s a Leap Year because the presidential election is constantly in the news. While that seems to have been non-stop for the last four years, this deal is rarer: Free food. Buy any drink today at Cafe Brazil, and you get the daily special (different at all 11 locations) for free.

Here’s the catch: You need to print off this blog post, or “like” it to your Facebook page and show your server to get the deal. And while there is no limit to how many at your table can take part, you must each have a different print off or post on your own smartphone or iPad. And don’t forget to tip your server!

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

GIVEAWAY: Cafe Brazil and Dickey’s swag bags

In this week’s Tasting Notes, we mentioned a giveaway of foodie swag from both Cafe Brazil and Dickey’s Barbecue. Both were generous donate some fun gift bags for Dallas Voice readers.

For the coffee lover, the Cafe Brazil bag includes a pound of coffee and a $25 gift card. To sweeten the pot, we threw in an extra $5 gift certificate to Capriotti’s and a CD single of Meital’s “Yummy Boyz.”

Fly your beef-lovin’ flag with a Dickey’s t-shirt, their signature yellow cup and a bottle of their barbecue sauce. They even included a brander with their logo celebrating their 70th anniversary. Yes, a brander. A meal coupon and Liz Primo’s EP Exposed is also part of the swag.

Want one? We’ll give it to ya. Mail us here with “I want swag in a bag” in the subject line with your name and contact info in the body and swag bag preference. Winners will be selected on Monday and must be able to pick up the bag from our offices. One bag per winner.

—  Rich Lopez