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Cuisine: Brazilian, Latin
Price Range: $$$
For a taste of Rio's Belle Epoque past, head to this historic cafe-restaurant in downtown Rio. Ornate chandeliers and jacaranda wood mirrors make an elegant setting for breakfasts, brunches and... Read More
For a taste of Rio's Belle Epoque past, head to this historic cafe-restaurant in downtown Rio. Ornate chandeliers and jacaranda wood mirrors make an elegant setting for breakfasts, brunches and afternoon teas, and this is the ideal place to take the weight of your feet and soak up the opulence during a Centro shopping or sightseeing spree. Head here for a quick espresso and a pastry at the stand up balcony or sit down and relax with a full breakfast spread complete with breads, coffee, cakes, jams, jellies, juices and fruit. Just don't forget your camera to capture the grandeur of the place.
- Romantic Dining: "Plan to come here during the week - Centro can be disconcertingly quiet at weekends"
- Brunch, Breakfast, Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Lapa's Best Restaurants: "If you're in a rush, grab a pastry and coffee at the stand-up counter, but for a leisurely afternoon tea try to find a table in the outdoor atrium."
- Restaurants near Estádio do Maracanã, Family Friendly, Take Out, Restaurants near Cruise Port: "There's formal dining upstairs, a leafy garden outside, and a takeaway counter for picking up pastries and sandwiches on the hoof."
- Best for Romantic Dining Because: The opulent decor and sense of old-world grandeur gives this historic restaurant a romantic feel
- Best for Brunch Because: The opulent setting is the real draw, but the coffee, cakes and pastries here are delicious.
- Best for Breakfast Because: This historic cafe is a tourist attraction in itself, and the food is delicious.
- Best for Breakfast/Brunch Because: This gorgeous restaurant is a tourist attraction in itself, and there's a choice of set breakfasts and brunches, as well as quick snacks.
- Best for Lunch Because: This historic cafe is a great place to refuel, and a tourist attraction in its own right.
- Best for Restaurants near Estádio do Maracanã Because: This historic restaurant is a tourist attraction in its own right, and makes for a good lunch spot before a match at Maracana.
- Best for Lapa's Best Restaurants Because: One of the oldest restuarants in Rio, this ornate building oozes tourist appeal - and the food's good too.
- Best for Family Friendly Because: The grand setting will have younger kids' eyes popping, and the afternoon teas are a tasty novelty.
- Best for Take Out Because: Snacks from the takeout counter include yummy sandwiches and tempting cakes.
- Best for Restaurants near Cruise Port Because: A visit to Confeitaria Colombo is like stepping back in time to Rio's Belle Epoque.
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