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Rua do Carmo 61 | Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20011-020, Brazil
+55 21 2224-1942
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 19:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

I've been to Besi Café with some friends to have a coffee and nice talk. The environment is great, the food is very good and we were served by pleasant people. I met the place before as a store and café. Loved they changing to café only. Located downtown, easy to find. I recommend.

Thank kekows
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2014

Besi is a little cafeteria, in the core center of downtown, Rio de Janeiro. It`s a place commonly for the locals, but it`s totally worthy if you`re not a carioca. It is located in a renovated building - which is part of the reason why you should visit it. On the front, you'll find a little shop of kitchen supplies...... More 

Thank Davi_Marques
Florianopolis, SC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014 via mobile

Coffee is really good. Sandwiches tasted fine. Service not up to the standards. Kind of blasé and not kind at all. It doesnt fit the place. Would come back but expecting a different service.

Thank FernandoDaquino
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

I have visited this cafe twice during my trip to rio. Lovely cake, coffee and sandwiches!! I thought this place was great, it wasn't the cheapest in Rio but I thought it was great value for little money we did spend. I would Recommend this place to anyone. I would have gone more if I had the time.

Thank JennyKimMiller
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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116 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

The cookies are spectacular. Easily one of the best cookies I ever ate! The cakes, cupcakes and pies are also delicious. But unfortunately the staff from the Village Mall seems to be unprepared and the service is poor. I didn't visit the other addresses.

Thank Leandro D
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

Last saturday I and my family went to Village Mall shopping in Barra da Tijuca and decide to eat something before go home. The place seems to be sofisticaded, charming, many things for kitchen, etc. We ordered one coffe, one half sandwich, one mango Juice, and one piece of quiche. The price for these simple items: R$ 50,00! OK, but... More 

Thank Cristiano164

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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
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Brunch, Breakfast
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:30
09:00 - 19:30
09:00 - 19:30
09:00 - 19:30
09:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua do Carmo 61 | Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20011-020, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +55 21 2224-1942

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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