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Confectionery Colombo

Confeitaria Colombo

The "Confectionery Colombo" is located in the historic center of Rio de Janeiro and it is one of the main sights at the center of Rio de Janeiro, worth a visit and a good place to have a little lunch during a visit of the city center.



The confectionery was founded in 1894 by 2 Portuguese immigrants Joaquim Borges de Meireles, and Jose Manuel Lebrão,the confeitaria underwent several reforms but the most important one occurred in 1913, the first floor as it is today is almost exactly the same as it was after the 1913 reopening. A flamboyant architecture in Art Nouveau style with giant mirrors from Antwerp framed by elegant friezes carved from jacaranda wood. The furniture was carved by the same craftsman Antonio Borsoi, the tabletops are Italian marble and the light fixtures are from France. The makeover of 1913 was inspired by the broader urban renewal that had overtaken Rio de Janeiro around the turn of the century. The confeitaria Colombo became a meeting place for Intellectuals and politicians. In 1922 the storage room on the second floor was reformed into a tea room.
The traditional house also opened a branch on Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, but it was closed and now houses an agency of "Banco do Brasil". On the doors of the agency you can still see the logo of the Confeitaria Colombo. More recently they opened a branch in the Fort of Copacabana.

Opening Hours:


Cofee and snacks (Bar Jardim)

Mon. - Fri.: From 9.00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Sat. and holidays: From 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Lunch (Cristovão - second floor)

Mon. - Sat.: From noon until 4:00 p.m.

Memória (A litte room full of memorabilia of Confetaria Colombo)

Mon. - Fri.: From noon until 6:00 p.m.
Sat. and holidays: From noon until 5:00 p.m.

Cafe do Forte (Copacabana branch)

Tue. - Sun.: From 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Confeitaria Colombo

Rua Gonçalves Dias, 32 Rio de Janeiro RJ 20050-030 Brazil

Latitude: -22.9052783
Longitude: -43.178839
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