Fodor's Expert Review Confeitaria Colombo

$$$ Centro Café Fodor's Choice

At the turn of the 20th century, the belle epoque structure that houses Colombo Confectionery was Rio's preeminent café, the site of elaborate balls, afternoon teas for upper-class senhoras, and a center of political intrigue and gossip. Now, visitors stop for arguably the most atmospheric coffee, melt-in-the-mouth sweet treats, and tasty salgados (savory snacks) in town while admiring the elaborate, Old-World interiors—enormous jacaranda-framed mirrors from Belgium, stained glass from France, and tiles from Portugal are among the art nouveau decor's highlights.

Café Historical Sophisticated Lunch Coffee Dessert $$$ Fodor's Choice Service

Quick Facts

Rua Gonçalves Dias 32
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro  20050–030, Brazil


Known For:
  • A snap-shot into Centro's former Golden Age
  • Elaborate interiors
  • Decadent afternoon teas
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. No dinner, Credit cards accepted

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