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Colher de Pau

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Ipanema
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Rua F Amoedo 39, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22440-060, Brazil
55 21 2523-3018
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10:00 - 19:00
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you really want a delicious cake I recommend this place highly, the options are sophisticated and is very difficult to make a decision, almost everything looks and taste wonderful.

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Thank elsyvon
Juiz de Fora, Brazil
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78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2015 via mobile

This place looks like a hobbit hole, seriously. It's THE place to get amazing chocolate cakes and brigadeiro, the most typical sweet treat in Brazil, while visiting Rio. It's better to go late in the afternoon or in the beginning of the evening, specially if you're visiting in the summer.

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Thank Tiago T
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

This venue at Farme has closed, they keep open the other branch in Leblon. They have wonderful finger foods, serve a homemade lunch... But the forté are the delicious sweets, including the regular chocolate brigadeiro and the black & white version. Their éclairs and the typical quindim are also sinfully good!

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Thank riogayguide
Columbus, NC
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142 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2013

We just happen to find this restaurant, and were pleasantly surprised. The very food was great and reasonably priced, and good variety of beers. They also have great desserts. We went 2 nights, and both were great experience. Also there was live music - bossa nova both nights. Definetely recommend this place.

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Thank DinaColumbus_NC
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2012

This tiny bakery makes the best chocolate cake that I know of. Ask for a slice and be amazed. "A slice of the chocolate cake " in portuguese is "uma fatia de bolo de chocolate".

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2012

It's totally worth it! The brigadeiro is a typical brazilian sweet -- and Colher de Pau has a thick, chocolate perfection.

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Thank Amanda_Mey
South Miami, Florida
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2012 via mobile

Wandering around the area, looking for a place to grab a local beer. Winner! The have a decent beer menu (along switch food) that's not huge, but pretty decent. There's translations for gringos, and the manager was pretty knowledgable. Enjoying an Eisenbahn from the South of Brazil. Nice light ale, fruity, with a pleasant aftertaste.

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Thank FromageBob
Somerset, New Jersey
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2012

Close to the beach and on one of Ipanema's most pleasant streets (and as close to a gay neighborhood as Rio has), Colher de Pau competes with several other restaurants that line Farme. They offer a solid collection of imported and Brazilian beers and a reasonably varied menu for what seems like a small place. Out of curiosity, my husband... More 

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Thank Aegletes
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2012

Typical southeast (mostly from the state of "Minas Gerais") food. Good food & beverages (draft beer and bottled beers, mostly), nice desserts. Service and prices are average. Overall a pleasant experience.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

if you have a sweet tooth, that's the place!!! Brigadeiros, Quindim., pecan fondant sweets, any choice is a good choice at Colher de pau!!!

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Thank Carolina P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 19:00
Monday
10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 19:00
Thursday
10:00 - 19:00
Friday
10:00 - 19:00
Saturday
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua F Amoedo 39, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22440-060, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Ipanema
  • Neighbourhood: Ipanema
  • Phone Number: 55 21 2523-3018

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Ipanema
Ipanema is considered Rio's crown jewel. It offers the best view of the sunset from Arpoador and is inspiration for the legendary song, “The Girl from Ipanema.” Ipanema is an upscale area, home to many high-end restaurants and luxury shops, many of which can be found on the charming Garcia d'Ávila Avenue. The neighbourhood is very rich culturally, housing many art galleries that show contemporary art. There is also a great variety of nightlife in the neighbourhood, which buzzes with many options for every taste.
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