Time Out Rio de Janeiro

Cafés

Cafés, juice bars and bakeries, Rio style

  • Açaí Tropical

    Barra da Tijuca purveyors of the frozen Amazonian berry

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  • Cafecito

    Excellent sandwiches and snacks in a rustic Santa Teresa setting

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  • Carambola

    The eggs benedict brigade are taken care of in a quiet Ipanema mall

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  • Açaí

    Purple, frozen and utterly addictive, but is it good for you?

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  • La Bicyclette

    The croissant kings brightening up the mornings

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Pick of the cafés

Besi

Besi

Is this the best sandwich shop in all of Centro?

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D.R.I Café

D.R.I Café

Peaceful pit-stop on the Ipanema beachfront

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Envidia

Envidia

Leblon's den of chocolate temptation

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Papajaya

Papajaya

Leblon gets its own late night New York-style deli

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Brasserie do Rosário

Brasserie do Rosário

An impressive selection of sweet treats in Centro

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Cafeína

Cafeína

Breakfast fully covered in the heart of Ipanema

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As Claras

As Claras

Fine coffee shop far off the beaten track

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More cafés

Best for juice and açaí

Amazônia Soul

Amazônia Soul

The creme-de-la-creme of genuine açaí

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Boomerang Mix

Boomerang Mix

Flamengo's home of breakfasts and juices

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BB Lanches

BB Lanches

Comprehensive selection of juices and sandwiches

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Beach Sucos

Beach Sucos

Three juicy outlets from Ipanema to Leblon

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More juice bars

Ice cream parlours

Sorvete Brasil

Sorvete Brasil

Enticing home of the ultimate Rio accessory

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Sorvete Italia

Sorvete Italia

Much-loved carioca cooler-offer

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Vero

Vero

Authentic ice creams from a Tuscan master

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More ice cream parlours

Neighbourhood Guides

Centro

Centro

A comprehensice run through of some of the finest places in Centro to grab a coffee, from the historic home of glazed cakes to the contemporary quiche and salad lunch specialists

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Tijuca

Tijuca

Take a break from Zona Sul and experience all that is magical about this traditional carioca neighbourhood, from its famous rainforest to the constant beat of its samba halls

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Laranjeiras

Laranjeiras

Wedged between the hills of Santa Teresa and Botafogo, Laranjeiras is one of the smaller, more residential neighbourhoods in Rio, but its charms are plenty

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