Didem Doğan

More than a coffee break: Confeitaria Colombo

In a young country like Brazil, one doesn’t run into historical buildings very often so it feels so nice to stop at this café, in the heart of the old town in Rio de Janeiro. With its high ceilings, big mirrors on all walls, you feel the 19th century colonial atmosphere. We enjoy sitting here so much that our short coffee break takes longer. We watch the crowd, mostly tourists having their coffee and the special Portuguese Belem pastels, asking waiters to take a picture of them, we enjoy the breeze coming inside through its huge doors and we say ‘let’s have one more coffee’.