Cafe in Botafogo, Humaitá & Urca

Image by Tom Le Mesurier Lonely Planet

This multipurpose space operates as a cafe, bar and minimarket. The owner’s French roots show through on the menu and store shelves, with the excellent cheese, bread and coffee. The carefully selected ingredients and produce are exclusively Brazilian, however, with most coming from small local producers. Come for creative tapas, delectable sandwiches, craft beers and first-rate cocktails.

The spacious sidewalk-seating area makes an excellent spot for brunch on sunny Saturdays (10am to 4pm). It's a short walk from Botafogo metro station.