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Local Experts: Buenos Aires, Matt Chesterton

By Local Expert Matt Chesterton

Best Coffee in Buenos Aires

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Full City

Full City

Colombian-Irish couple Victoria Angarita and Alan Jordan set up Full City in 2011. Since then, it has switched neighborhoods (from Chacarita to the more upscale Palermo) and won a devoted following for its pure, satisfyingly astringent Colombian coffees. The cortados are the best in Buenos Aires, the service unfailingly sweet and efficient.

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LATTEnTE

LATTEnTE

 “Caution: Our coffee is extremely addictive” reads the chalkboard outside. It’s nice to be warned, even if it comes far too late for most of us. Anyhow, if you’re going to be hooked on something, it may as well be the strong yet silky cappuccinos of Daniel Cifuentes, Colombian barista and owner of this mocha mecca. (Hat tip to Allie Lazar, whose essential blog Pick up the Fork alerted me to this place.)

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Coffee Town

Coffee Town

A stunning work of industrial design, San Telmo’s covered market has been enticing shoppers to its stalls laden with fruit, veg, meat, and knickknacks since 1897. Now, thanks to this café run by a team of serious coffee experts, you can add coconut mochas and vanilla lattes to that list. This is a hit franchise waiting to happen.

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Oui Oui

Oui Oui

This perma-hip French coffee shop serves one of the best cafés con leche in town—rich, creamy and begging to have a croissant or pain au chocolat dunked in it. Go for breakfast, read the paper, and stay for lunch. The salads and sandwiches are top notch. There are two branches, both on the same block.

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Birkin

Birkin

If you like your decor Brooklynite and your cappuccinos topped with a heart- or rabbit- or Hello Kitty-shaped swirl (or whatever; latte art is a flexible genre), Birkin is your café. It’s also a good spot for afternoon tea and carrot cake, before or after a stroll in the Botanical Garden.


Visit the Best Coffee in Buenos Aires

Birkin
República Árabe Siria 3061 (esq. Cabello), 1425 Palermo, Buenos Aires F.D., Argentina
8.2/10

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Breakfast Spot
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Oui Oui
Nicaragua 6068 (esq. Av. Dorrego), C1414BWN Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires F.D., Argentina
8.8/10

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French Restaurant
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Coffee Town
Bolivar 976 (Carlos Calvo), San Telmo, Buenos Aires F.D., Argentina
8.3/10

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Coffee Shop
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LATTEnTE
Honduras (Bonpland), Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
6.2/10

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Snack Place
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Full City
Thames 1535 (e/ Gorriti y Honduras), Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires F.D., Argentina
8.4/10

People like this place

Café
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