Breakfast usually consists of cafe com leite (coffee with milk), bread, cheese or marmalade, and butter. Lunch and dinner are the main meals and may include beans, rice, meat, salad, fruit, potatoes, and bread. The people drink plenty of coffee and mate, and herbal tea. Brazilian food is very tasty. In some provinces, foods are often spiced with palm oil. Pão de Queijo is a famous snack and can be found on most street corners in large cities.
Brazilians eat in continental style. People wash their hands before eating and refrain from touching food while eating. One's mouth is wiped each time before drinking. The after-meal conversation often takes place over a cup of strong black coffee.
The average Brazilian that has money to eat usually eats bread and black coffee (with or without milk) in the morning. At lunch, almost everybody eats rice and beans, some kind of meat, chicken or egg, and some kind of salad. At night people might eat soup, or repeat the breakfast or lunch menu.
In small cities, middle-class people still go home for lunch. Poorer people might have to bring lunch to work.