Rua Jardim Botanico, 414
23030-480 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
As scenic settings go, it doesn't get much better than cafe, and anyone who's seen the video for Snoop Dogg and Pharell's Beautiful will instantly recognise this beautiful spot. With a dramatic mountain backdrop, tables and chairs sit on the patio of a gorgeous mansion house (now an art school), around a picturesque pool (note - not for swimming in!. Coffee is good here, as are the cakes, and Cafe du Lage makes a wonderfully romantic place to refuel during a tour of Parque Lage and the nearby Botanical Gardens.