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 are a famous snack and can be found on most street corners in the 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. 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 a soup, or repeat the breakfast or the lunch menu.
At small cities, middle class people still go home for lunch. Poorer people might have to bring lunch to work.