4 Buenos Aires Cafes That Put Starbucks to Shame

Buenos Aires is known as being a city of coffee connoisseurs. It is packed with wonderful cafes, some of which would put Starbucks to shame. Here are four of the best places that you can go enjoy a lovely cup of coffee and a nice snack or dessert to accompany it.

1. Oui Oui

Nicaragua 6068, Palermo, Buenos Aires

This cafe is modelled after the French style of cafes, and is a beautiful location for having a latte breakfast or brunch. There is a small menu ranging from croissants to baguettes to pan au chocolat. Their brunch is even better, with scrambled, poached, salmon-laced, bacon doused and fried eggs available for all tastes. Lets not forget that the coffee here, both iced and hot, is to die for.

2. Mama Racha

Costa Rica 4602, Palermo, Buenos Aires

This is a great pavement cafe in Buenos Aires, where you can sit down, enjoy a nice cup of coffee and people watch as everyone hurries off to work or to their homes. You can sit next to the street, inside, or outside on the upstairs terrace. There are delicious Argentinian desserts available, and they offer coffee selections from all over the world, all of which are top-notch.

3. Mark’s Deli

El Salvador 4701, Palermo, Buenos Aires

This is the closest thing you will get to a New York Deli in Buenos Aires. There are fat, juicy brownies available, discus-sized cookies and even huge muffins. This a very young, hip location famous for attracting high school and college students. Their coffees come in large mugs, making you feel as if you are back in New York for a few minutes.

Interior of Ateneo Grand Splendid Bookstore / Cafe

4. Ateneo Grand Splendid

1860 Ave. Santa Fe, Recoleta, Buenos Aires

This cafe is known for its delightful selection of coffees and teas. While American bookstore cafes are normally associated with consumerism, long lines and crowded tables, in Buenos Aires it is the opposite. This bookstore cafe is calm, serene and quaint. There are tables and chairs scattered around where people can spend hours on end engaged in their books while sipping on a hot coffee.

Posted by Chris on May 04, 2012 in Food

Comments (1)

  1. Luxury blogger
    Luxury blogger says:

    Very nice. I think almost anyplace puts Starbucks to shame because they don’t make you drink out of paper cups. It’s cheaper that way of course and requires fewer staffers, but it’s hard to take a cup of coffee seriously when it’s in a go cup covered with plastic. Then it’s just fuel, not something to be savored.

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