Coffeetown

Cafe in Ipanema & Leblon

This place aims to create a vibe that evokes an old-fashioned American-style coffeehouse. There's a happy buzz (more chatter than laptop clatter), it serves smoothies, sandwiches, waffles and fluffy pancakes, and the coffee selection is decent. The desserts (temptingly arranged atop the front counter) are almost irresistible, particularly the carrot cake.