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Rua Gonçalves Dias, 32
20071-000 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
tel: 55 21 22322300
NileGuide Expert tip:
It's not cheap, but if you feel like a treat this is a great place to enjoy a leisurely afternoon tea - for around R$45 two people can enjoy a lavish spread of cakes, pastries and hot drinks.
Relax with a frothy coffee or tangy fruit cocktail and soak up the opulence at this antique coffee house and restaurant.
The sprawling building is full of historic charm, and was the favored meeting point of carioca high society during Brazil's Belle Epoque.
There's formal dining in the upstairs restaurant, light meals and snacks below and, front of house, a stand-up snack bar selling tasty sweet and savory pastries and expressos to office workers on the go.