Confeitaria Colombo. Portuguese students having fun at Confeitaria Colombo.


Meeting 15:00h at Rio & Learn
Cost of the activity: 5,80 reais (metro ticket) + sweets

One of the most beautiful buildings in Rio de Janeiro is home to Confeitaria Colombo. Brazilian sweets, cakes as well as many traditional Portuguese desserts are found today in this place where you can not only enjoy delicious treats but also classical architecture. You can practice some common Portuguese vocabulary used at the table while indulging in some sweets. Try not to eat too much at lunch so there’s enough room in your belly, because the options are endless and you are surely going to enjoy it.

Colombo Confectionery has history which can be seen in the classical architecture, seeing as it was built in 1894 and had important people from the past, such as Brazilian presidents Getúlio Vargas and Juscelino Kubitschekwhom would go for afternoon coffee, friendly encounters and even important decision-making meetings.

Diverse and tasty sweets at Café Colombo in Rio


Confeitaria Colombo has won awards for being the best establishment when it comes to sweets. In addition to traditional Portuguese sweets, the confectionery has expanded its menu with Brazilian sweets made with Amazonian fruits. It’s clearly a must-see landmark.

Confeitaria Colombo Hours

Colombo Confectionery is open almost every day during the office hours. As it’s located in Downtown Rio, the Confeitaria Colombo hours suit very well the people who work there. Here is the schedule:

Day of the week Opening hour Closing hour
Monday 9am 7pm
Tuesday 9am 7pm
Wednesday 9am 7pm
Thursday 9am 7pm
Friday 9am 7pm
Saturday 9am 5pm

In this RioLIVE! Activity we will have a carioca-like afternoon, since it is a common activity for people to leave work and meet in the Confectionery, or at other establishment like Colombo bakery, to talk. As we said before, don’t eat too much at lunch and leave some room in your stomach to try the best sweets in Rio de Janeiro while practicing your Portuguese because there will be a lot of conversing.

See some of our last visits to Colombo Bakery in Rio de Janeiro:

 October 2021  March 2021 December 2020 October 2020
March 2020 November 2019 September 2019 August 2019
July 2019 May 2019 February 2019 October 2018
October 2018 September 2018 August 2018 May 2018
March 2018 January 2018 October 2017 August 2017
June 2016 January 2016 November 2015 September 2015
July 2015 June 2015 January 2015 August 2014
June 2014 March 2014 Februrary 2014 September 2013