06/25/2014 06:30 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

World Cup Photo Diary: Confeitaria Colombo

Confeitaria Colombo was one of my first stops when I got to Rio... the Queen of England ate here, so I figured if it was good enough for her, it had to be great for me! I thought it would be best to go to Confeitaria Colombo with a different kind of royalty... the King of Rios Carnival, one of the most famous carnivals in the world. The Belle Époque pastry shop has been around since the late 1800s in downtown Rio. The waffles are incredible, and you must try the pastries stuffed with chicken and shrimp.

The King of Rios Carnival took me to his favorite places in the city, first stop Confeitaria Colombo:


Eating stuffed pastries:


Dining area:


Time to eat!