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Confeitaria Colombo

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$$ - $$$
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Rua Goncalves Dias 32 | Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20050-030, Brazil
9:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Brenham, Tx
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I guess an American stomach can't handle the food here. We had lunch here during a city tour and the place is beautiful. The service was good and the food on the buffet tasted very good. It wasn't cheap. However, on the flight home, both my wife and I became very ill and it lasted for several days. We finally... More 

Thank Gary L
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was advised to go to this place by one of my Brazilian friends and fro my it was one of my best gastronomical experience. You can't make reservations (as far as I know), so you will have to wait in a line a little bit (I waited for around 35 minutes), but imho it was totally worth it. Overall... More 

Thank Gamar A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here based on trip advisor ratings and weren't disappointed. Such a lovely spot. Be warned you may have to wait for a table. Food quite good. I even loved the toilet seat gizmo in the ladies.

Thank Katy T
Santiago, Chile
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97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great old building with a very cool interior, but the food is mediocre at best and overpriced. There is usually a wait but turnover is relatively fast.

Thank Jonathan L
Anchorage, Alaska
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95 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Breakfast here was ok. The Colombo breakfast was filling - 2 big slices of fruit, a croissant, a big slice of buttered Petropolis toast (like a brioche), ham, cheese and 2 cookies. The toast was yummy but everything else was average. Croissant was not the buttery and flaky standard. My hot chocolate and fresh orange juice were good. Husband had... More 

Thank JSJAK907
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5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You are definitely paying for the tourist attraction rather than the quality. Average coffee and some dubious cakes - however redeemed by an excellent Portuguese tart and interesting decor. Do expect to wait for slow service.

Thank Jim R
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In Lisbon we have a confeitaria very similar to this one. We tried here the salgadinhos which were really good, cod fish fritter --bolinho de bacalhau-- and rissol de camarao -- shrimp fritter. We washed these down with natural orange juice. Excellent pit stop.

Thank HelenaGuerra
Ashburn, Virginia
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166 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am surprised this crowded touristy place serves great tasting food and excellent cocktails and coffee. Don't miss having a good tea break here. There is some passion fruit dessert we tried and it was unique and delicious. Even with all that crowds, the service was excellent and the place is maintained very neat. Including the restrooms.

Thank kitsVA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super busy and long wait for table.... but it worth the wait once you sit down for a cup of coffee with their delicate sweets. The decor is just beautiful!! Food is not expensive. And service is great

Thank May L
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9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pricy but excellent for a quick break - to enjoy a pastel or to have a good coffee or tea. Staff very friendly

Thank Charles-Henri B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brazilian, Cafe, European, Portuguese, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 7:30 pm
9:00 am - 7:30 pm
9:00 am - 7:30 pm
9:00 am - 7:30 pm
9:00 am - 7:30 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Goncalves Dias 32 | Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20050-030, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Centro
  • Neighborhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: 021/2232-2300

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Staying in Centro

Neighborhood Profile
Downtown Rio is the place where this city was born. With modern skyscrapers sharing space with historical buildings and landmarks, this neighbourhood is living proof that the old and the new can live together harmoniously. As you would expect, downtown is where all major companies house their offices. However, the region isn’t restricted to businesses. Gems such like the “Paço Imperial,” which is a cultural centre that used to serve as a residence for governors of Brazil, can be found here. Pedra do Sal, a Monday night street party, is also in this neighbourhood. This landmark is the birthplace of samba and is famous for its “roda de sambas” (“dance circles”). Stop in for one and get closer to discovering where Brazilian happiness comes from.
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