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Casa Cave

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Brazilian, Cafe, Portuguese
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Rua Sete de Setembro 133, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20050-006, Brazil
+55 21 2222-2358
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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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149 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

After reading an awesome review of this place, we went there looking for sweets and pastry, but the food is disapoiting, although the building is a very beautiful place.

Thank Simone O
Doha, Qatar
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

I was there during the Olympics and it was on the to-do list of my friend. Known to be one of the oldest cafes in town. We were there for brunch, since we got up late in the morning. Even the simple chicken sandwich with brioche was yummy and the coffee was true italian. Best place for breakfast or lunch.... More 

Thank Sunshine A
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108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Situated between Carioca and Uruguaiane metro stations. Dropped in to Casa Cave as it was advertised as a traditional Portuguese style eatery. Did not disappoint. Did not understand the ordering process. Given a card and then ordered food from the display counter and paid the cash register at the end. A bit confusing at first. Worked OK. Food was very... More 

Thank Rodney C
Criciuma, Sc
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97 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

This is a traditional and old place in downtown Rio were jornalists, writers and social colunists used to encounter to gossip around refresments and coffee. The walls and the table remain the same as they always were but the kitchen has changed into a more contemporary settings. But being there brings you back in time.

Thank cmayr
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

I got maried in Dec 05 2015, after the ceremony we went to the Casa Cave to have our breakfast. We had the breakfast in a separated room, inside Casa Cave. Everyone was so nice and kind with us, the food was perfect! Their "palmier coberto" turned my favourite for life and the "torrada petrópolis" was delicious. The most special... More 

Thank Gabriella L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Perfect for a stop when visiting downtow, taste a great portuguese cakes ant pastries, withi an expresso. Good option for lunch either. 10-in-10

Thank EduardoRio
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

I live in Rio but I can not resist to go to Casa Cave in order to drink a coffee and eat something good. I recommend you to have a "coxinha" (deep-fried dumpling filled with shredded chicken). It is very traditional in Rio. And for dessert ask for a "Pastel de Natas" (a portuguese pastry) with a coffee. It is... More 

Thank Karina K
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

This is another traditional cafeteria, close to the most traditional in Rio: Colombo. In a Portuguese ambience, you may enjoy Portuguese and Brazilian small dishes and pastries. It´s amazing!

Thank RaquelitaNYC
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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248 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

We came to Casa Cave with our food tour guide who noted that this is the oldest bakery in Rio. They have certainly perfected their recipes, providing delicious pastries, cakes and savoury snacks. The juices were also flavoursome. Colombo is the most famous cafe in Rio and is a beautiful restaurant, but I would recommend crossing the road, and coming... More 

Thank Luke W
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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184 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2014

Traditional bakery downtown, and an exclent place for dessert. It is impossible to resist their bombas! When shopping downtown, make sure to look for it!

Thank PedroM0

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brazilian, Cafe, Portuguese
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Sete de Setembro 133, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20050-006, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +55 21 2222-2358

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centro

Neighbourhood Profile
Downtown Rio is the place where this city was born. With modern skyscrapers sharing space with historical buildings and landmarks, this neighbourhood is living proof that the old and the new can live together harmoniously. As you would expect, downtown is where all major companies house their offices. However, the region isn’t restricted to businesses. Gems such like the “Paço Imperial,” which is a cultural centre that used to serve as a residence for governors of Brazil, can be found here. Pedra do Sal, a Monday night street party, is also in this neighbourhood. This landmark is the birthplace of samba and is famous for its “roda de sambas” (“dance circles”). Stop in for one and get closer to discovering where Brazilian happiness comes from.
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