Cine Joia
Praca Carlos Gomes, 82

Live music venue housed in a former movie theater where the likes of The Kills, The Rapture, Mayer Hawthorne have played.


O de Casa
R. Inácio Pereira da Rocha, 385

Hostel with a friendly, personal touch in the heart of Vila Madalena.

Bed & breakfast/pousada

Boss House Bed & Breakfast
R. Itaquera, 55

Think AirBnB meets bed & breakfast.


LimeTime Hostel
R. Treze de Maio, 1552

Free caipirinhas for all guests at this party hostel.


In the Name of the Artists

By Total Sao Paulo staff on 10 October 2011

In the Name of the Artists

We'll just name names: Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman, Matthew Barney, Doug Aitken, Damien Hirst.


R. Bela Cintra, 532, Consolacao

Busy bar with Latin flavor and Brazilian slant, from food to art on walls.


Sao Bento Church Monthly Brunch

By Total Sao Paulo staff on 9 February 2011

Sao Bento Church Monthly Brunch

Read our report on committing the sin of indulgence at this monthly Brazilian bacchanalia.


Fernanda Yamamoto
R. Aspicuelta, 441

The influences of architecture and design are pervasive throughout Yamamoto’s store, from the origami shapes of the clothing to the scaffolding that double as racks.


Orquidário Ruth Cardoso
Av. Professor Fonseca Rodrigues, 2001

See the blooms at Villa Lobos Park’s new house of green.


Mercearia Sao Pedro
R. Rodésia, 34

Neighborhood eccentric souvenir of a bar stocks videos, counter-culture literature on its shelves.