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Cuisine: Brazilian, Latin

Price: $$$

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Rio de Janeiro has traditionally been lacking coffee shops that have gone beyond with-or-without-milk, but this Argentine-owned spot in leafy Santa Teresa is one spot where a good cappuccino or cafe...  Read More

  • Best for Breakfast/Brunch Because: The coffees at Cafecito are some of the best in Rio, and the leafy terrace is lovely.
  • Best for Santa Teresa's Best Restaurants Because: Cafecito is one of few places in Rio to capture the essence of Cafe Society.
  • Best for Lunch Because: With its delicious sandwiches, excellent coffee and leafy patio overlooking Santa Teresa's liveliest street, Cafecito is a great place for a leisurely lunch.
  • Best for Restaurants near Estádio do Maracanã Because: Closer to Maracana than Copacabana or Ipanema, this cool and kooky Santa Teresa coffee shop is a good place to chill after a game.
  • Recommended as Best Value Because: Cafecito scores points for keeping prices reasonable despite the prime location.
  • Best for Brunch Because: Cafecito's leafy terrace is the perfect spot for a leisurely coffee and cake before a stroll around Santa Teresa.
  • Best for Family Friendly Because: Delicious sandwiches and upmarket ice creams make this a hit with all ages, and the street scene below is diverting too.
  • Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: Delicious sandwiches and small plates, excellent coffee and tasty cocktails are served on a leafy patio with great people-watching potential.
  • Best for Outdoor Dining Because: Cafecito serves some of the best coffee in Rio, and the salads and sandwiches are delicious too.
  • Best for Take Out Because: Cafecito's famously good coffee and cakes can be ordered to go.
  • Best for Restaurants near Cruise Port Because: Simply put, this is one of the best coffee houses in Rio - the cappuccino in itself is a reason to visit.

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