Galeria Box 4
Telephone (21) 2521 2194
Metrô General Osório
One of the best cafés in town for a hearty breakfast or a light lunch, Cafeína offers several comprehensive options to battle the mid-morning hunger pangs. The house combo for two people (R$55.60) delivers a tray of yoghurt and granola, juices, toasts, ham and cheese galore, while the low fat option (R$38.90) replaces the worst offenders with papaya, cottage cheese and wholegrain breads.
The chocolate croissants are stacked with the sweet stuff and will serve two at a push, the coffee is robust, and the sandwiches and grilled chicken and steak will cover the hungrier roamer with ease. The afternoon tea for two (R$44.90) is good competition for the breakfast in terms of comprehensive coverage - brownie, tea or coffee, custardy madeleines, breads, cheeses and jams - and as the sun goes down you'll find a decent wine list and beers to round things off nicely.
Outlets can also be found in Copacabana (Rua Constante Ramos 44, 2547 8651 and Rua Barata Ribeiro 507, 2547 4390), and Leblon (Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva 1321, 2259 6288 and Rio Design Leblon no.119, 2259 4224).