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Around the World in 80 Tea rooms. No. 2

BRAZIL   Confeitaria Colombo, Rio de Janeiro.

Opened in September  1894 this spectacular tea room built on 2 floors was the 1st of its kind in Rio.  Frequented by a selection of writers, composers, actresses & political figures and bohemian intellectuals including Olavo Bilac, Rui Barbosa, Chiquinha Gonzaga, Villa Lobos, Virginia Lane, Getulio Vargas