Rio de Janeiro cafes are great places to enjoy a drink a bite to eat and just unwind as the rest of the city rushes by. Brazilian coffee is famous the world over, and cafes in Rio de Janeiro provide plenty of opportunity to try it - you can always 'make it Irish' if you're in the mood for something stronger.
Our top pick, Confeteria Colombo, is a wonderfully ornate place to enjoy coffee and cakes, while Jasmim Manga, in Santa Teresa, does a mean chocolate brownie with ice cream.
Centro is the place to come for cafes full of old-world charm, particularly along the historic Rua do Lavradio, while the beach bars, cafes and kiosks of Ipanema and Copacabana sell everything from coffee and herbal infusions to champagne and smoked salmon.
Rua Gonçalves Dias, 32
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Rua Paschoal Carlos Magno, 143
Rua Anibal de Mendonça, 55-C
Avenida Viera Souto, quiosque 8
Rua do Lavradio
Rua Almirante Alexandrino 342