Rause Café + Wine

Rause Café + Wine

I’ve been wanting to post about Rause for some time. He passed by the window and took a peek inside the cafe, which always seemed very cozy and inviting. Finally, I arranged with a friend and we met in the early evening. Upon entering the room, I felt that nice warmth envelop me, and the smell of coffee was divine. In fact, as Rause’s website says: if this post smelled, you would come running here.
Even so, the choice of the evening was wine. I’ll explain why.
Rause was created in 2011 by friends Juca and Hida, in order to create an environment for friends. It is no wonder that the name, translated from Norwegian, means “generous”. The space is not very large (about five tables, a bench facing a mirror and a sofa make up the furniture), but the well-planned decoration makes you enter and feel welcomed. All the tables have a small candle and, next to it, a glass of water and a sprig of basil.
The biggest charm, however, is the “blackboard” wall that occupies the entire length of the café. The entire menu is written in chalk. They serve breakfast, lunch and snacks that look very good, with quiches and snacks. For the winter (people here in Curitiba have to get warm, it’s cold!), Creams, soups and risottos. I was tempted to try the Pumpkin Risotto with almonds, it must be sensational. An excuse to go back there lol.
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Every day, from 6 pm to 8 pm, there is a Wine Hour, a happy hour in which you order a glass (or bottle) of wine and win the harmonized appetizers. Perfect, right? I confess that I don’t understand anything when it comes to wines, but I like to try it. I chose the Impetus, a dry Chilean red that was accompanied by bundles of mushrooms and sugo sauce. I loved them both! About wine, here is the description of the tasting notes I found on the internet: “Ruby, with aromas of fresh fruits, spices and red fruits. In the mouth, excellent body, with smooth and velvety tannins and a velvety flavor. ” If you understand wine, leave a comment below the post to tell me more about Ímpetu (:
My friend opted for Leyda, a dry white wine that came with two gorgonzola sheets. Then he ordered a Falafel hamburger (it comes in a flatbread with chickpea paste, eggplant, zucchini and white cheese. In addition, it comes decorated with eggplant and zucchini rolls. De-li-ci-o-so) very well garnished. But enough nonsense! I will talk about the star of the night, my dessert.
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I think one of the most requested in the house is Macadamia Delight, but I didn’t try it this time (second excuse to go back there). I chose the Brownie of chocolate served with pistachio ice cream and dark chocolate sauce. I don’t even know how to describe it, it’s paradise. Oh really.
In the first mouthful, I recommend you to close your eyes and feel all the textures mixing in your mouth: the warm brownie, the creamy and striking flavor of the ice cream – pistachio is my favorite ice cream -, the delicious syrup … It is sensational. * Ah, the size accounts for the hunger of the person who writes you, see? (This stomach of mine feels like a bottomless bag sometimes hahaha) *
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A few more nice things about Rause:
-Near the tea counter, there is a glass bottle with water and several glasses next to it. The message is written on the blackboard. “Filtered, refreshing, free H2O”. Another very interesting thing is the idea of ​​leaving someone a paid coffee.
The initiative of several cafes in Europe started after the book The Hanging Coffe, in which the character orders a coffee and leaves it paid to another unknown person who is unable to buy one. The day I went to Rause, there were four espressos paid. Juca said that people are ashamed to ask. I don’t know … In Curitiba people are shy. Even so, the attitude is beautiful and, who knows, with time it will gain more strength.
– They offer coffee options with soy milk and low lactose. I almost died of happiness when I saw this, since I have an allergy to milk and dairy products. (Yes, it’s sad. But I still eat chocolate hehe)
– Every month, there is a basic barista course, for those who want to learn the most delicious secrets when preparing a coffee or cappuccino. In addition, some workshops, such as Filtered Coffee. More information you can find on the website, below.
Service:
Rause Café + Wine
Alameda Dr. Carlos de Carvalho, 696
Monday to Friday from 9am to 11pm – Saturdays from 12pm to 6pm
Website: http://www.rausecafe.com.br/cafe/
PS: Some photos are mine, others I took on facebook – they post photos that customers post on Instagram (:

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