Florianópolis: Thematic Lunch At Sesc

Rice with duck and sausages - a plate with some of the most traditional German food for lunch.
German food options at the buffet.

Who doesn't love a restaurant with thematic food? I found out about Sesc when I was planning my trip to Serra Catarinense in June (you can read about it here). Sesc was very recommended on TripAdvisor and it was cheap, so I decided to have a meal there during the trip and I loved the experience. One thing that I found out later is that there is Sesc in many cities here in Santa Catarina, including Florianópolis where I live (YAAAY)! And later—thanks to a recommendation— I found out that every last Sunday of the month they have a thematic lunch at the restaurant. And guess what? In October it was German food.


Sesc (Serviço Social do Comércio) is a private entity maintained by commerce entrepreneurs. So its main goal is to provide quality of life for workers of this sector. But normally, the general public can also consume and use its services, for a higher price.


German food options at the buffet per kilo.
Self-service per kilo.

The restaurant opens everyday, but it's only on the last Sunday of the month that they serve a thematic lunch. This is a self-service per kilo restaurant, the kilo of the food costs R$ 24,90 (US$ 6.52) for non-associates here in Sesc located in Florianópolis downtown.

The menu the day they served German food was:
  • Pork loin with red cabbage and apples
  • German sausages with special sauces
  • Roast beef (Sauerbraten)
  • Rice with duck
  • Potato pancakes (Kartoffelpuffer)
  • Apple strudel (Apfelstrudel)
  • German pie
The food was excellent. And since I'm taking German lessons I was crazy to go to a restaurant and try German food. I don't know any good German restaurants here in Florianópolis, so this was a great opportunity.

Well, unfortunately it's late for you to eat the German food, of course. Buuuut now in November (25/11/2018) the thematic food is going to be Mexican. ARRIBA! Nachos, fajitas and Mexican beans are the menu highlights.

If you still can not come in November I am leaving their website below. There is no information about the next thematic lunch yet. Maybe there isn't going to be one in December, but you can always take a look on their website to be sure. Or if you are looking for a very good and cheap place to eat, Sesc is an option everyday.

In their website there is also a list of the cities in Santa Catarina where this thematic lunch will also be served.


Address: Travessa Siryaco Atherino, 100 - Centro.

Opening days and hours: 
  • Mondays to Fridays: 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM
  • Saturdays and Sundays: 11:30 AM to 01:30 PM

P.S.: The prices and conversions mentioned refer to October/November of 2018.