Cafes and Ice Cream Parlors in Buenos Aires
Just as Buenos Aires’ ubiquitous cafes serve as fueling stations for it’s caffeine-addicted residents, from their breakfast-time coffee and croissants to their early evening cappuccino and toast, so the equally numerous ice-cream parlors work like air-con units to counter-act the sweltering heat of the summer.
Possibly the most important information you’ll need to fully enjoy your time in Buenos Aires is contained in the (exhaustively researched) pages below, so read on! And if you need some help ordering coffee in a new language, then look no further!
Cafe La Poesia is full of character. Located on the corner of Chile and Bolivar in San Telmo, it charms its patrons with old wooden tables, exposed brick ceilings and walls covered with pictures & quotations. Pure poetry!
Cafe Margot is a classic Buenos Aires café, that has been serving up coffee, medialunas, beer, wine and its famous turkey sandwiches for well over 100 years, in the atmospheric neighborhood of Boedo.
The heady aromas of El Gato Negro’s spices, teas and coffees are allure enough to merit a visit to this quaint cafe on busy Avenida Corrientes. Stop by for afternoon tea, then pick up some exotic spices to go.
Ice Cream Parlors
An almost guilt free alternative to the fantastic ice cream / gelato on offer across the rest of Buenos Aires, and perhaps even more refreshing, this Palermo Soho Fro Yo outlet is fast becoming a local favorite.
Possibly the best ice cream (gelato) parlor in Buenos Aires, Arkakao makes for a delicious pit-stop when exploring upscale Recoleta, especially if you’ve been walking in the hot sun. Delicious flavors, made fresh every day!
The ice cream in Buenos Aires is not to be missed, and Un Altra Volta, an ice cream parlor and coffee shop in Recoleta, offers Italian-style gelato that rivals even the best flavors from Italy.