Whether by yourself or with a group, Buenos Aires’ cafes are good places to just relax and soak up some of the local culture. Try ordering some medialunas in the morning or a glass of red wine at night.
Cafes in Buenos Aires most often resemble those found in Southern European countries. They are open non-stop throughout the day, serving pastries and coffee in the morning, light lunches in the early afternoon, snacks and sweet things in the late afternoon, and (unlike the Starbucks locations now popping up everywhere) dinner and drinks in the evening.
For a journey back in time, discover historic Buenos Aires cafés like Las Violetas, a grand teatime favorite; Cafe Tortoni, the city’s oldest cafe; and Cafe La Poesia, a slice of San Telmo’s more bohemian culture.
If good coffee in Buenos Aires is what you’re after, try the small and modern Birkin Coffee Bar, but if tea is more your cup of well, you know, head to the bright Tea Connection chain. Then if you like your cafe experience on the sweeter side of things, check out the flaky French pastries at Cocu or the decadent cakes at Decata. Or read on to discover more recommendations for the best cafes in Buenos Aires.