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Popular Cafes in Buenos Aires

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The residents of the popular city of Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, love their steak and wine almost as much as they love their coffee. Buenos Aires is the city of coffee enthusiasts and there are cafes all around town to suit all tastes and needs. This city of no sleep would probably come to a stop without caffeine. However, the city’s cafes are much more than just a place to get an afternoon pick-me-up. It’s a place where friends meet over a quick bite, where office workers interview for jobs, and locals pop in to read their morning newspaper. I, personally, enjoy relaxing in cafes to use the freebie WIFI over a nice cup of joe. I use it for checking business emails and also for leisure when I play games at or Whether you just want your favorite coffee concoction, meet up with friends, or people watch, there is a nice cafe in Buenos Aires to do so. Here are the most popular cafes in the area.

Mama Racha

Mama Racha is a nice pavement cafe where customers can set back and soak up the sun while enjoying their beverage of choice. It is a converted corner store that boasts a wide, table-strewn pavement with an upstairs terrace that is so cozy that you won’t want to leave. This is an ideal people watching spot for anyone who enjoys it. Mama Racha serves up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so they have something for you no matter what you’re in the mood for.

Oui Oui

A nice French-style cafe, Oui Oui is known for serving up late breakfast. This cafe was established in the beginning of breakfast time. Oui Oui was one of the first places to put a modern twist on the classics. Their menu boasts a wide range of delights that are hard to find in Argentina, from hot-filled croissants, fresh-baked baguettes, and pan au chocolat. Their brunch here is one of a kind. You can get scrambled, poached, peppery, bacon-doused, or salmon-laced eggs. Whatever kind of eggs you like, you can find them here. Tourists travel from afar to experience their buttery croissants, tasty salads, sandwiches, and exquisite coffees. This place is so popular that the owner opened a second cafe right around the corner.

Oui Oui

Mark’s Deli

Mark’s Deli brings a taste of the Big Apple and is known as Buenos Aires’ ‘New York style deli.’ This place is known for big, moist brownies, huge cookies, and fluffy, over-the-top muffins. Not only will you find these decadent sweets, but you can also get made-to-order deli sandwiches on homemade breads, a variety of salads, and specialty coffee drinks. Mark’s is an airy corner spot that is perfect for just hanging out. All of the locals stop in frequently and tourists love visiting the spot to see what all the rave is about. The selection of food and drinks is very refreshing.

Croque Madame

Located in the back of the Museum of Decorative Arts, the Croque Madame cafe is one you must visit. This whimsical cafe is said to remind you of Paris, France, and It is most loved for its outdoor terrace that is super cozy and surrounded by lush greenery. It’s the ideal spot for a delicious breakfast featuring buttery croissants, orange juice, and coffee. Not only do they serve up breakfast, but you can find delightful salads, fresh pastries, and delicious risotto. Croque Madame is open until midnight, which makes it the perfect spot for an evening bite once the exhibition closes.

Ateneo Grand Splendid

Situated in what was once a theatre, the beautiful Ateneo Grand Splendid is the perfect place for coffee loving bookworms. It’s a coffee-bookstore where paperbacks are piled high to the ceiling and coffee is brewing around the clock. To fully get the experience, customers can indulge in their coffee beverage of choice while enjoying live piano music on the very stage where the Argentinean stars of the tango once performed. Conversations had are kept at a minimum, as if it were a grand library. However, the space is very warm and inviting, where locals love to come, sip their cappuccinos and read great literature.

Las Violetas

In business since 1884, this old-timey, classic cafe has remained the same. This is one cafe where there is no WIFI and no Formica table tops at all. This spot prides itself on remaining steadfast during changing times. Customers are greeted and served by elegantly dressed waiters. Las Violetas’ timeless atmosphere includes soaring ceilings and stained glass windows. The sophisticated cafe serves up decadent sweets, an extensive wine list, cocktails and beer, plus a wide range of dishes that are cooked to perfection. Las Violetas is open 24 hours a day on the weekends and offers a delivery service. This place really caters to their customers and is a must visit.


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