Take your time and enjoy these sweet delicacies without feeling guilty
Río de Janeiro is a city with a sweet tooth. Ice creams, cakes and, in general, anything that will make the life of its citizens that little bit sweeter. Besides clubs and restaurants, the city centre and the beachfront are filled with places you can go to enjoy these sweet delicacies in a relaxing atmosphere, especially in the evenings. One of the most popular is Confeitaria Colombo (www.confeitariacolombo.com.br) on Gonçalves Dia Street. Its bakery is one of the most well-known bakeries in Río de Janeiro. The Art-Nouveau style building, founded at the end of the 19th century, is located in the city’s most commercial area, so there are normally lots of chairs for its visitors. Café do Forte, on Cel Eugênio Franco de Copacabana Square, belongs to the same chain and offers a selection of tasty treats, including their delicious biscuits, perfect for enjoying a quiet breakfast or lunch on the beachfront. Cafeína is another hotspot, with cafes in Copacaba (Constante Ramos Street) and Ipanema (Farme de Amoedo Street). It is a favourite with Río’s younger generation and famous for its meals, herbal teas and, especially, its delicious homemade cakes.