Chaika Ipanema: Rio’s best confectioner is now RCHLO — a clothing store
This one is for the “Cariocas” — Rio Dwellers who have known Ipanema for the past 30–40 years.
The well-known Chiaka Confectioner, in Ipanema— where one could buy Rio’s best cakes and pies closed down around 2012.
Chaika was, by far, the best confectioner in Rio.
Em 1992, I was a partner in the Ad Agency Caio Domingues & Associados. When that Agency was 20 years in operation, the Creative Department had a brilliant idea: send a cake to all Clients and Suppliers, in a box, with all the fixings in order for them to hold a birthday party for us.
The cake was from Chaika, of course.
Here are 2 photos of the “Caio Birthday Kit” we sent out:
Here are 2 photos of the Chaika Store, a location so well-known to all Cariocas.
Chaika was closed down for about 3 years, and recently the Riachuelo Clothing Store — RCHLO, a shortened name — opened in the same location:
On the third-floor of the RCHLO Store, a small tribute to Chaika: a small counter top with high benches.
Unfortunately there are no cakes, pies or milk shakes of the past…