This place is the perfect combination of restaurant and bakery. It is completely chaotic, but that only adds to the experience for me. There isn't a lot of English spoken, so I did most of my communicating with the pen and paper they provide you and lots of pointing.
The pastries are divine. Melt in your mouth fantastic. Fruit tarts, custards, and tiny pies are some of the highlights. The savory foods are also great and I recommend getting some small options so you have plenty of room for the desserts. You will want more than one.
Traditional bakery and restaurant, this place takes you back in time when Rio was still a colony to Portugal and the food is amazing. You feel like a lord when you are there. Always a crowd pleaser
A bit pricey, but the ambiance is unbeatable. Confeitaria Colombo is located in the middle of Centro, but on a side street that's easy to miss. It's a super old style and extravagant bakery, with high ceilings, a stained glass skylight, a classy second-level restaurant, bronzed pastry display cases, and gigantic mirrors. Service was fine (menu was both in Portuguese and English) and the food was appropriately priced for the kind of establishment it is. Everything is freshly made and they move tons of pastries. Some random tips: the Colombo drink is a fruity cocktail which is good, but probably not worth the price tag of R$15. Their iced tea is just a canned version (I expected homemade). Live and learn.
First of all, the building is just spectacular. It feels like you are inside the Titanic with beautifully adorned ceiling, paintings on the walls and decor. The food is fantastic and the choices are huge. Perfect place to enjoy some good food and company.
This dessert and light meals restaurant in downtown Rio is in a magnificent 19th century building. The pastries are very fine and delicious. I've been there at teatime and also at lunchtime on a Saturday. Both times fantastic. I highly recommend the Saturday lunch: the national dish feijoada, (black beans with meat, rice, etc. - delicious) , served in a fantastic ambiance with music and caipirinhas. A MUST
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