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“Mirrors galore” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Confeitaria Colombo

Confeitaria Colombo
Rua Goncalves Dias, 32 | Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Centro)
021/2232-2300
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Ranked #25 of 8,471 restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Cuisines: Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Centro
London, United Kingdom
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“Mirrors galore”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We arrived just as the offices were closing, so had to wait 15 mins or so for a table. This traditional and famous cafe has been serving Cariocas since the late nineteenth century. The walls are lined with mirrors from Belgium and the marble tables are from Italy. The service was good, but the food disappointing, my pastel de Belem was far too stodgy not a patch on the real thing in Portugal. But you don't go there for the food, the atmosphere and ambience are wonderful.

Its sister cafe at the Copacabana Fort serves the same food, but the restaurant is dull and noisy. Better to sit outside if you can, where the views across the bay to Copacabana beach are unparalled.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Old Rio”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Worth a visit if you are visiting Rio as it is representative of a Rio that almost disappeared with the onslaught of the rebuilding of the old downtown area in the 60's and 70's which destroyed so many of the wonderful 19th c. buildings. Best for coffee and cakes and just to take in the decor. Can get very busy at times.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Nice place. Regular food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

If you are planning to go to Rio downtown its worth a visit. The building is well preserved. The ambient is very crowded and you may have to face a line to have a table. The food is just regular, nothing to be amazed about.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Back in time, but not in a positive way...”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

Place is... Different - true. Food - normal. Ok.
Decoration - lot of mirrors - not much more. Desserts - a huge space but 70% empty or with boxes. Table close to the table - so it was more like old train station cafeteria. Service - terrible, but it was more about cuantity not the quality.

Visited November 2013
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“perfect spot for a coffee”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Nice old coffee house in european style; splendid interior. High density of visitors, exspect to wait in line. Restaurant upstairs; closes early. Good quality, pleasant service and great atmosphere.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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