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Best Coffees in Rio de Janeiro – See where they are

Best Coffees in Rio de Janeiro – See where they are

Are you one of those who only start the day after a cup of coffee? Then this text is for perfect for you! Far beyond all the natural beauty of the city, Rio de Janeiro is a point of wonderful cafes and bistros. Check out where to find the best coffees in Rio!  


We know well that coffee is a worldwide passion. There are a variety of types of coffees and thousands of combinations that can be made with this wonder of nature. Did you know that here in Rio we have Carioca Coffee? Yes, we will explain it better.


Rio coffee is diluted with water, as is the famous espresso. In some places, it is called American coffee. The mix is basically: from 25 to 35 ml of coffee to 20 ml of water.


Variations of carioca coffee can also be found throughout the country, such as the Brazilian espresso. The mixture of this is from 20 to 30 ml of coffee to 40 to 50 ml of water.


Isn’t it worth it to come to a coffee shop in Rio de Janeiro and order an American Coffee, ok? You have to order our darling carioca coffee <3

After that, you wanted a well-made coffee, didn’t you? Check out where to find the best aromas and flavors in Rio.




Let’s start this list with one of the most iconic spots in town. Have you ever visited Colombo Bakery? You cannot miss this opportunity. The place is very charming and has important pieces exported from different places around the world, such as mirrors and stained glass. Its architecture is well based on the French style, dating from 1894.


The bakery has already received many names from Brazilian politics, such as some of the country’s presidents, as well as many national and international celebrities. Even the Queen of England, Elizabeth II, has already visited and tasted the delights of Colombo Bakery.


The local coffee is very appreciated and can be prepared in many different ways. The menu is also really good. They are sweet and savory, plus a lunch buffet and teas. Requested for all occasions.



Do you want more history? Join our Free Walking Tour Downtown and Lapa. We even make a stop at Colombo Bakery to understand better the participation of this place in Brazilian history.

Read more about Confeitaria Colombo 

Address: Rua Gonçalves Dias, 32, Centro 

Opening Hours: From Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 7 pm; Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm. It doesn’t open on Sundays.

Telephone: (21) 2505-1500 


Do you like handcrafted products? Then Curto Café is the perfect place for you! Special coffees (5 beans and 5 different toas) are sold here and handcrafted foods such as breads, pastries and even beers.

All products can be consumed locally or taken home. The atmosphere is cozy and very relaxed, joining the shop and the bar.



Well, it looks like normal coffee here, doesn’t it? Do not fool yourself. At Curto Café you pay for what you think you should. Can you believe? The customer will have the coffee experience and only then will give the price to the product!

You have the freedom to evaluate the experience. It really worth the visit, we guarantee it!

Address: Rua São José, 35. Sobreloja LQ 47 (Terminal Garagem Menezes Cortes) – Centro 

Opening Hours: From Monday to Thursday from 8 am to 9 pm; Friday from 8 am to 10 pm.

Telephone: (21) 96910-2440 


This space is for those who besides tasting a good coffee, want to buy good products. All types of coffees used and sold here are of Brazilian origin. The company carefully chooses the types of grains, roasting, sifting and harvesting.


There are many options of our dear drink, as well as some other delights offered by the house, such as savory and sweet. The place is comfortable and has a very nice atmosphere. Worth a visit!

Address: Rua do Ouvidor, 77, Centro 

Opening Hours: From Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6:30 pm 

Telephone: (21) 2292-6987 


This space is a typical coffee shop of Minas Gerais, it operates in a historic house that is Rio’s Architectural Heritage. It has a very cozy atmosphere and offers a selection of coffees from the south of Minas.


In this location are the roasting areas, offers courses and there is a laboratory in the lounge, perfect for coffee lovers. Some different preparation methods are offered such as: strainer, espresso, french press, for example.


You can still enjoy your coffee with some other delights of the region of Minas that are exposed in the space shop. You can buy your favorite coffee, and take it in beans or freshly ground.

Address: Rua dos Inválidos, 126, Centro 

Opening Hours: From Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 7 pm. It does not open Saturdays and Sundays. 

Telephone: (21) 3852-3082 


By the name, we can already get an idea of what it is. Close to the Real Portuguese Portugues de Leitura, in downtown Rio, this space is a mix of a second-hand book store and charming bistro.

The environment is built by tables surrounded by books, about 20 thousand works. The menu offers snack options, lunch dishes, wines and vegan dishes.


Read more about the Real Gabinete Português de Leitura 

Address: Rua Luís de Camões, 2, Centro 

Opening Hours: From Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 6 pm. It does not open Saturdays and Sundays.  

Telephone: (21) 3176-6427 


Another delight of space in the Center is the Fika Café. It’s housed in a tumbled house and is decorated with some very comfortable items.  


Here customers are offered special and award-winning coffees from different regions of the country, which are prepared in very special ways as well. To accompany the different types of coffees are offered other delights such as cakes and bread.


Address: Rua do Carmo, 58, Centro 

Opening Hours: de segunda a sexta-feira, das 08h às 21h; sábado das 10h às 16h. Não abre no domingo. 

Telephone: (21) 2508-6322 


The Santa Teresa neighborhood is very charming and has a very colonial atmosphere, with big houses and stone streets. Read more about the Santa Teresa Neighborhood. And see some cafes that are in the neighborhood:


Have you ever visited the northeast region of Brazil? This place offers a very northeastern atmosphere. Wonderful space for a reinforced coffee. In the decoration are pieces such as bricks and woodcuts, and many other references of this culture.


In the menu of the house are many options of typical dishes of the region, such as moqueca. But what about coffee? The coffee is also very present. There are plenty of preparation options for the drink and many dessert recipes that bring coffee into the preparation like afoggato.


The Café do Alto is very approved by us, visit it. You will not regret. Nice place and with good service.

Address: Rua Paschoal Carlos Magno (Largo do Guimarães),143, Santa Teresa 

Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 12h to 9 pm; Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am to 8 pm. It does not open on Wednesday.

Telephone: (21) 2507-3172 


Here are sold the products of the company Cultivar Brasil, which offers products totally organic and without chemical additives. You will love the ambience of this sustainable space, decorated with wooden items.


Coffee is ground and strained at the time of consumption. A variety of organic products are offered such as bread, pastries, crackers, cheeses and yogurts for example. There are comments that the espresso and the Pão de Queijo (cheese bread) are the best in the neighborhood. 😊  

Address: Rua Paschoal Carlos Magno, 124, Santa Teresa 

Opening Hours: From Monday to Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm; Sundays from 8:30 am to 7 pm.

Telephone: (21) 2505-9321 



Remember Confeitaria Colombo, famous at Downtown of Rio? Well, of course there is a branch in the Copacabana neighborhood. This space works inside the Copacabana Fort. Here you will have besides the wonderful fresh coffee and wonderful sweets, a beautiful view of the entire Copacabana waterfront.  


In this branch you have the decoration in the same style as the downtown Colombo. Visiting the Café do Forte, you can still enjoy the tour to take a walk around the fort and get to know the museum that exists inside the fortress. It’s very interesting.

Address: Praça Coronel Eugênio Franco, 1, posto 6, Copacabana 

Opening Hours: From Thursday to Sunday from 10 am to 8 pm.

Telephone: (21) 99603-2171 


What can you imagine from the name of this cafe? Simply the perfect combination of drink and tasting venue. In this place the slogan is: “the best place for a coffee is always the couch”. They are very right.



Here the customer participates in the whole process: from choosing the grain, the type of roasting and the preparation method, for a complete experience. If worth to remember that the staff is super trained and can give you some tips if you have questions about the many options available.


The coffees of this place are very special and there are a variety of snacks that can be enjoyed together with your coffee.


There is a concern of the company regarding the choice of products served to customers, regarding the quality and sustainability of production. In addition, lectures and courses are offered in the space to coffee culture lovers.

Address: Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, 300, Loja A, Copacabana. 

Opening Hours: From Monday to Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm. It does not open on Sundays.

Telephone: (21) 2543- 9107. 


What’s your style: are you in the healthy team or don’t care much about it when you see something delicious? If you choose healthy living this is your coffee! All the fitness guys in the Leme neighborhood, frequent this place. Here everything is made with natural and organic products. We need not comment that the coffee is wonderful, is not it?


They are freshly cooked and all the preparation is very special, even for the other delicacies that are on the space menu. You will be amazed at everything here. Want to make it even more enjoyable? Occasionally artistic performances with live music take place. Perfect spot for breakfast, lunch or after the beach.


Address: Rua Gustavo Sampaio, 323 – store A, Leme 

Opening Hours: From Tuesday to Saturday, from 09 am to 10 pm; Sunday from 9 am to 7 pm. It does not open on Monday. 

Telephone: (21) 2244-3306. 



As we talked above this cafe, you can enjoy the delights of this space in the units of the South Zone of the city. Check out the addresses:

Address: Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 261, Loja A – Ipanema

Opening Hours: From Monday to Saturday from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm; Sunday from 9 am to 7:30 pm and holidays from 8:30 am to 7:30 pm.

Telephone: (21) 2267-8234


Address: Rua Ataulfo de Paiva, 375, Loja C – Leblon

Opening Hours: From Monday to Friday from 8h to 9 pm; Saturday from 9 am to 8 pm; Sunday from 9 am to 7 pm and holidays from 9 am to 8 pm.

Telephone: (21) 3874-5935


Do you want to have a coffee and enjoy many other snack and candy options? Here are some very interesting places in the city.


Here you will have work to decide between so many options. Here are over 50 types of bread. Of course, you will find the beloved coffee. And let’s agree that there is no more perfect match than coffee and bread!  


The house menu offers many other options for snacks and sweets, as well as a range of self-made products. It’s worth a stop!



There are some Pão & Companhia stores around the city, so we will leave you the address of Copacabana and Ipanema. But you can look for some other option closer to you.


Address: Rua Raimundo Corrêa, 09, Copacabana 

Opening Hours: Daily from 7 am to 10 pm.

Telephone: (21) 2236-3194 


Address: Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 30, Store A, Ipanema 

Opening Hours: Daily from 7 am to 9:30 pm.

Telephone: (21) 3281-2918 


At Appetite Café you can have a breakfast according to your day. Of course the traditional coffee of the house does not disappoint and you can choose from some options offered. There are breakfast options: bread, cheese and ham, eggs, fruits, juices and the usual coffee are offered.


Light coffee, quick options, two-person options and more are available. The place is indicated for a quieter time, maybe an afternoon coffee? Visit it!


Endereço: Rua Rainha Elizabeth, 122, Store D, Copacabana 

Horário de funcionamento: Daily from 7 am to 8 pm.

Telephone: (21) 3591-4605 


This is another well-known franchise in the city. Here the decoration is very special, with exposed bricks, uses iron and wood. The atmosphere is very cozy and pleasant.


Here you can appreciate the coffees offered, and there are 11 types of breakfasts available at the house. Surely some will make you feel like it!


Address: Rua Barata Ribeiro, 507, Copacabana 

Opening Hours: Daily from 7 am to 10:30 pm.

Telephone: (21) 2547-4390 


The name already leaves an idea, doesn’t it? That’s right, gringos = americans … That is, breakfast here is served all day. And when we’re on vacation or on weekends, we don’t have time to wake up. Hence the success of the place.


In addition to delicious coffee, the breakfast options can be individual or for more people and come with: eggs and ham or bacon, waffle or honey pancake (you can add other options to your pancake). Traditional and delicious! The menu also offers other options of pies and sweets.


Address: Rua Barão da Torre, 240, Loja A, Ipanema 

Opening Hours : From Monday to Saturday from 08 am to 10:30 pm; Sunday from 08 am to 9:30 pm.

Telephone: (21) 3813-3972 



This is a charming space in the city. Do you know those cafes in Paris? You will feel this way here! The decoration is all special and delicate. The bread of the house is handmade and baked in a stone oven, do not use fat or sugar in the production.


Needless to say, the house croissant is amazing, there are sweet options too. Imagine enjoying these delights accompanied by a coffee? Do not resist!


Address: Rua Pacheco Leão, 320, Loja D, Jardim Botânico 

Opening Hours: From Monday to Friday from 08:30 am to 9 pm; Saturday and Sunday from 08:30 am to 8 pm

Telephone: (21) 3256-9052 

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