"Breakfast in Brazil is usually a light meal," Luciana Sarmento says. "It’s not considered the most important meal of the day. That, however, does not mean that it is less flavorful. Most people in Brazil have bread, butter, sometimes marmalade, cheese and coffee or a café latte for breakfast. Fruit is also an important part of breakfast. We usually have either orange juice (store bought or fresh squeezed), papaya, banana or melon (sometimes with cereal and honey).
"As Brazil is a large country, breakfast may change by region. In the northeast regions, for example, they eat 'manioc,' a local root that is much like sweet potato. It may be cooked or served in many ways, and it may take the form of flour (tapioca starch), which is very popular throughout the country.”