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“Great atmosphere and sweets!”

Confeitaria Colombo
Ranked #7 of 154 Dessert in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Brazilian, Cafe, European, Portuguese, South American
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Good for: Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Centro
Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and sweets!”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

This is a vintage confeitaria found in the center of Rio. It's an amazing building with full wall mirrors and a piano on the second floor that is usually entertaining the guests. The sweets are not exceptionally great but it is an experience just to go there and enjoy a coffee surrounded by Brazilians on lunch break and foreigners trying Doce de Leite.

  • Visited March 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Perfect for any occasion!!!”
Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

I went there many times... for breakfast, lunch and also a wedding!!! Really amazing restaurant with fantastic food and drinks. This restaurant is a traditional place to local people.
Go there!!! You won't be dissapointed!!!

  • Visited October 2012
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Auvers-sur-Oise, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“You will appreciate its XIXth century atmosphere”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

We had lunch in this restaurant, after choosing different type of pastels and cakes in the front. The atmosphere is comparable to Angelina cafe downtown Paris, with XIXth century furniture, mirrors and painted ceilings. We also drank the best Caipirinha we had during our 10 days trip in Brazil. You cannot leave Rio de Janeiro without visiting this restaurant and it won't take too much time for this experience.

  • Visited May 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“One word: Cockroaches”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

This cafe is beautiful - well worth the visit just to look at the giant, framed mirrors and stained glass. However, I would avoid eating anything here.

When my mother and I came to town for a visit in mid-March 2013, we decided to visit the Confeitaria Colombo as it had been highly recommended to us. We visited the Rua Gonçalves location. We sat down for a coffee on the first floor and were pretty shocked and disgusted to see several cockroaches sneak out from behind those beautiful giant, framed mirrors. We informed our server as well as the Manager, but neither of them seem too bothered by, which was all the more worrying.

Perhaps the location in the Forte de Copacabana is better...

Visited March 2013
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“Great historical venue, terrible food upstairs...”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

This is a classic place and great for coffees and waffles. The upstairs lunch menu is pricey at 69 reais. While you may enjoy the surroundings the lunch buffet is tasteless, un-creative and totally average. Horribly overpriced and less than por-kilo quality. Bland and boring. Still worth the experience. Just be prepared.

  • Visited April 2013
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