Alcoholic drinks are notably absent from this venture by the team behind Rio's successful Belmonte bar chain. Instead, a range of fresh fruit juices and smoothies take center stage at this smart snack bar in the fashionable Laranjeiras neighborhood. Like a bar (though minus the beer), Melone is a spot where friends gather to chat over a drink and a bite to eat, and the snacks are appetizing to say the least. Pizza comes with a thick crust, stuffed with catupiry (a Brazilian soft cheese) and served by the slice - the version with cherry tomato, spiced sausage, palm heart, onion and black olive is highly recommended. At less than BRL6 a slice it's well worth trying a couple of varieties. Another specialty of the house is the hamburger, which comes topped with cheese and, interestingly, a spinach creme.
- Open Hours: Monday to Thursday from 08:00 AM to 01:00 AM, Friday to Sunday from 08:00 AM to 02:00 AM
- Type: Tapas
- Accept Credit Card: visa, mastercard
- Takeout Available: Yes