Cafe culture is becoming more and more popular around the world. There are some of the best cafes in Buenos Aires. Everyone loves a cafe for one reason or another. It is a great place to sit down, relax, work, or spend time with friends. One of my favorite things about Buenos Aires is the cafe culture and abundance of cute spots with great ambiance and good treats. Here is a list of the best cafes in Buenos Aires, by neighborhood. You can get my guide to Buenos Aires cafes on Thatch here.
CAFES IN BELGRANO
Day/Time: Everyday 8am- 11pm
Location: 11 de Septiembre de 1888 1209, C1426 BKK, Buenos Aires
Description: This is a Jewish Bakery with delicious baked goods including yummy bagels and pretzels. There are a few locations in the city, but this one in Belgrano is at a great location and is quiet. You could bring a computer here to do some work. There are quite a few tables inside and a couple outside.
Day/Time: MTWSat 8am-9:30pm; Th-F 8am-midnight; Sun 9am-8pm
Location: Virrey del Pino 2235, C1426EGN CABA
Description: This is one of three locations in the city, but one of the biggest. You can definitely bring a laptop here and do some work. They have tables, couches, and a back garden. Brunch specials for 2 people, and tons of breakfast and lunch options.
CAFES IN CHACARITA
Bar Palacio (Museo Fotográfico Simik)
Day/Time: MTW 8am – 9pm; ThFSat 8am – midnight; Sundays closed
Location: Av. Federico Lacroze 3901, C1427EDE CABA
Description: This cafe feels like an old timey saloon, while at the same time full of antique film and cinema cameras. It’s a cafe and museum all in one. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights you can see live jazz. During the day they have all the standard cafe options, and serve lunch and dinner as well.
CAFES IN COLEGIALES
Day/Time: Everyday 10am-midnight
Location: Crámer 824, C1426ANT CABA
Description: This cafe is so cozy. It’s pretty small, and has about 4-5 tables inside as well as 3-4 outside on the patio. Even though it’s small, I’ve seen people working with laptops there. They only have pastries and avocado toast for food, and great coffee options. They also have adult beverages at night.
Day/Time: Tuesday – Sunday 8 am-9 pm, closed on Mondays
Location: Av. Dorrego 1829, C1414 CABA
Description: This is a very hipster bakery cafe in what feels like a funky garage and 90’s rock is king. There are several tables, but you may have to wait your turn as it gets quite busy. The food and drinks are fresh and they offer a ton of vegetarian options. Everyone who works here is cool and funky. The bread is super fresh and smells great.
Day/Time: Wednesday – Monday 9am-7pm (closed Tuesdays)
Location: Zapiola 1514, C1426 AUF, Buenos Aires
Description: This little cafe has two levels and a great outdoor terrace. It’s all green and full of plants. I also found a chai latte here which was exciting. It’s a cafe where you can work in peace and quiet. On a warm day, the quiet rooftop terrace would be ideal for reading a book or chatting with friends.
Day/Time: Tuesday – Friday 8:30am- 5pm; Sat 10:30-5pm, Sunday & Monday closed
Location: Cap. Gral. Ramón Freire 896, C1426AVR CABA
Description: Totally vegan and vegetarian cafe. Service is great and the ambience is cute and cozy. So many great juice and lunch options, as well as the standard cafe options. There are tables both inside and out. It seems like a place you could easily bring a laptop to and it wouldn’t be an issue.
CAFES IN NUñEZ
Day/Time: Everyday 9am- 8pm
Location: O’Higgins 3202, C1429 BBJ, Buenos Aires
Description: This is a tiny corner spot near the Nuñez Mitre train stop. There are just a couple tables outside, none inside. The media luna tastes like heaven. The brownie is so rich it could buy you a yacht. I would recommend this place on a sunny day because of the lack of indoor seating. Otherwise it can get pretty windy on the corner.
Day/Time: Everyday 8am- 8pm
Location: CCF, Manuela Pedraza 2196, C1429 CABA
Description: This feels like a traditional BA cafe with a modern twist. The baked goods are fantastic and they have a ton of fresh juice options and lunch promos. The people who work here are also super friendly. There are quite a few tables inside, but they also have some tables outside as well.
Day/Time: Mon – Fri 7:45am – 7:30pm; Sat 9am- 7pm; Sunday closed
Location: Cuba 3305, C1429 CABA
Description: This is a small (woman owned) corner spot. There are only about 3 tables and a counter for sitting, though I think it would still be possible to bring a laptop and do some work here. They only serve espresso drinks and a few pastries. They also have takeaway coffees.
Day/Time: Wed – Monday 8am – 8pm; Tuesdays closed
Location: Iberá 2108, C1428 CABA
Description: The space is small, though I did see people working on their computers. There are tables both inside and out. The food proportions are generous. They have beautiful cakes and good coffee options. The people who work here are so nice. Even the bathrooms have a funky retro feel to them. You’ll love the sink!
CAFES IN PALERMO
Day/Time: Wed – Monday 9am – 7pm; Tuesdays closed
Location: Costa Rica 6020, C1414 CABA
Description: This is a very cute place in Palermo Hollywood. You can definitely bring a laptop to do some work here. There are quite a few tables inside and a few outside. The pastries are amazing, especially the bagels. There are a ton of great pastry options. I was told they have the best jamon y queso croissant.
Day/Time: Everyday 8am – 9pm
Location: Guatemala 4570, C1425 CABA
Description: This place is so cute. All the decorations are created with recycled materials, with the intention to make you feel like you are inside of a tree. That is exactly how it feels. There is both a front and back patio where you can sit outside. The entire place has great ambience. They also have a fantastic breakfast menu, with a few vegan and vegetarian options available.
Day/Time: Everyday 8am – 9pm (Saturday & Sunday open at 9am)
Location: Nicaragua 6002, C1414 CABA
Description: This is a franchise around the city. I generally tend to stick to non-franchise cafes, however, I have to be honest. This cafe is really really good. The brunch option, which is for 2 people but could easily be for 3, is phenomenal. They give you a ton of items from fresh bread to hummus, salad, chia pudding, pastries, eggs, coffee, juice, etc. It was an absolute feast. It is located right on a corner with a ton of great outside seating.
CAFES IN SAN TELMO
Day/Time: Tuesday – Saturday 9am – 8pm; closed Mondays.
Location: Carlos Calvo 498, C1102 CABA
Description: This corner cafe is incredibly cute with its blue trim and large windows. The sun comes in and warms you up. There is so much light. During the week it is quite quiet, and a great place to bring a book or get some work done. It’s very relaxed. However, on the weekends, it gets very crowded, and you’ll most likely need to add your name to a list and wait a bit. The food is very good and high quality. The salads are so beautiful, and there are several breakfast options. There are several tables on the main floor, but a few extra tables upstairs in the loft.
Day/Time: Everyday 9am – midnight; Mondays close at 5pm.
Location: AAN, Av. Caseros 454, C1152 CABA
Description: The entire street of Caseros is super cute but Hierbabuena really stands out. They have a ton of fresh juice options at affordable prices. They also have a great breakfast/brunch menu, including a few with delicious hollandaise sauce which I haven’t seen much in Argentina. This restaurant/cafe is not fully vegan/vegetarian, however, they do have a ton of options available. The indoor decor is super cute with a ton of stylish touches. The outdoor patio is also super cute, with awnings and tents providing shade. The only thing to note is that this street sees a lot of people selling socks and begging for change. So if you sit outside, this is something you should expect.
Day/Time: Thursday – Tuesday 9am – 8pm; Sundays open at 10am, closed on Wednesdays.
Location: Bolívar 933, C1066 CABA
Description: They have seating inside and outside on the patio. To be honest though, the seating along the wall is awkward because the height of the bench and the tables don’t match. Try sitting at one of the tables off the wall, or outside on the patio. But the food is very cute and the atmosphere is cute.
Day/Time: Everyday 8am- 9:30pm
Location: Carlos Calvo 601, C1102AAM CABAA
Description: This feels like a traditional BA cafe with a modern twist. The baked goods are fantastic and they have a ton of fresh juice options, vegan options, and lunch promos. The people who work here are also friendly. There are quite a few tables inside, but they also have some tables outside as well. You can definitely bring a laptop here to do some work.
There are so many great options in Buenos Aires to find wonderful cafes. These are the ones I recommend, but I’m positive you will find several more on your trip. Let me know the Buenos Aires cafes that you love!