The morning meal is generally a simple but delicious affair in Buenos Aires with a small dose of caffeine, sugar and carbohydrates. Porteños get going with a milky coffee and a couple of sweet medialunas (Argentine-style croissants) at a neighborhood cafe or confiteria. Or at home they might opt for a mate (yerba mate tea) and slices of toast spread with soft white cheese and fruit jam. Cafes in Buenos Aires are usually open throughout the day, so coffee and medialunas are always available for breakfast as well as an afternoon pick me up. You can try them plain and sweet, savory, stuffed with ham and cheese, or spread with Argentina’s ubiquitous dulce de leche.
If you are craving something heartier; however, then just wait for the weekend. A number of Buenos Aires restaurants and cafes have joined the trend of serving ample brunches where you will find foods like scrambled eggs, french toast, salmon and pastries served with coffee, tea and cocktails.
For a good cup of coffee, head to Coffee Town or Birkin Coffee Bar. But for a local Buenos Aires experience, try Las Violetas or Cafe del Botanico. When it is time for brunch, head to Oui Oui or Cocu for some French inspiration, or read on for more suggestions.
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