Café das Ruínas
Located in the charming Parque das Ruínas in the bohemian quarter of Santa Teresa, this restaurant has a great view of the city. A very well constructed menu by the chef Natasha Fink offers well-prepared, alternative food in a relaxed outdoor setting. Try the breakfasts that include, among other things, omelettes and tapioca pancakes. Later go for the spiritual mushrooms: a mix of fresh seasoned mushrooms served with fresh bread and tacacho, a lightly toasted plantain with pesto basil and gorgonzola cheese. To heat things up, the chocolate with rum and special caiprihinas developed with Brazilian fruits and herbs are a winning choice.
Rua Murtinho Nobre 169 (Parque das Ruínas), Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil +55 21 2215-0621