Before she opened her restaurant, Luciana sold pastries that her father taught her how to make from a stand near a bus stop in São Paulo. As she built a loyal customer base, she turned her stand into a full-service café. “When it comes to the food, we prepare it with love,” she says of her restaurant.

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