Breakfast at Colombo
Confeitaria Colombo in downtown Rio on Rua Gonçalves Dias has been serving a delicious breakfast to several artists, intellectuals and politicians. The historical café and bakery is famous for its coffee, pastries and sandwiches. A visit to the restaurant will take you back in time with huge Belgian mirrors and Italian marble flooring. The counters and bar are made from the finest rosewood, which is impossible to find anywhere in the world today. If you are in South Zone there is also an amazing Breakfast at Colombo Copacabana at the Fortress.
Waffles and Coffee
Come breakfast time and the stunning Victorian tearoom is teeming with visitors. The restaurant is an excellent way to whet your appetite at the beginning of the day. Waffles and pastries stuffed with shrimp and chicken are most popular during breakfast hours. Not to forget, a delectable range of other bakery products, cakes and sweets.
The Victorian Tearoom
You can grab a quick bite at the lower level, which features an elegant Victorian tearoom and two large counters on either side of the entrance that serve savories, snacks and refreshments for those who are in a hurry. The tearoom offers a variety of teas, sandwiches and salads that are served on fine china.
Confeitaria’s Special Guests
It goes without saying the coffee at Confeitaria Colombo is amongst the best you will ever taste in Rio. Each tea meal is filling and appetizing and well complemented with condiments, which is why many businessmen find the Confeitaria an ideal meeting spot during their business day. Apart from businessmen, many writers, artists and journalists call the café their second office. Among the eminent visitors to the café are King Albert of Belgium and Queen Elizabeth II from England. Most Brazilian Presidents were also attracted to the café throughout their term. Lively carnival dances are held at Colombo, which has been the inspiration for many song writers. Do make it a point to include Confeitaria Colomba during your visit to Rio.
The easiest way to get to Confeitaria Colombo is the subway. Getting off at Carioca Station in less than five minutes you’ll get there. Having as background the financial heart of Rio de Janeiro.