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Our favorite cafés in Buenos Aires

Updated: Sep 10, 2021

Nights are often short when you travel to Buenos Aires for tango. Get ready to dance nonstop with your beautiful Malvón tango dresses until the early hours of the morning. By the way, have you already tasted the famous “café con leche” with its three "medialunas" at the milonga la Viruta? Hang in there as it is only served from 4 am! Coffee lover? Buenos Aires will delight you. Because I have visited many small cafés in this big city, here are my favorites that I recommend to you now.

What I love about a café is the blend of flavors and aromas of coffee, the craftsmanship of the baristas, and the atmosphere that emanates from the place. I like friendly, cozy places, sometimes with an industrial style, or with a clean and minimalist design. Places where I know I can take my time, sit back and enjoy.

LATTENTE. This small café in the Palermo district with its long communal tables is a benchmark for coffee in Buenos Aires. It also offers professional barista training. Run there for a good coffee accompanied by a small pistachio cake. An explosive combination for the taste buds and a refill of good mood.

BIRKIN. With a black, white and gold decor, this café immerses you in a retro atmosphere. Go for brunch, lunch, or in the afternoon, as they offer sweet and salty from sandwiches to small cakes. A guarantee of a good moment!

EL CAMARÍN DE LAS MUSAS. Large café in the heart of Almagro and a stone's throw away from La Maleva tango hotel, the atmosphere is friendly and you will feel good whether you come for work, on your own or with friends. More than a café, it houses a small theater on the ground floor located behind the large back doors as well as a swing school "Baila Swing" on the first floor. Strongly recommended!

Other delicious cafés recommendations: Öss, All Saints, Lab, Negro and Cuervo.

LATTENTE. Thames 1891, Palermo

BIRKIN. República Árabe Siria 3061, Palermo

EL CAMARÍN DE LAS MUSAS. Mario Bravo 960, Almagro

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