Buenos Aires has a great coffee culture. People just love to sit down and slowly drink their coffee while talking with a friend, reading the newspaper or studying. I think coffee is not just a drink for us but a lifestyle. As a local and coffee lover I’m greatful that the speciality coffee movement has arrived to the city a few years ago. Each day, there are more coffee shops in the city where you can have high quality coffee. In this post, I’ll tell you where to have the best coffee in Buenos Aires.
POST UPDATED IN FEBRUARY 2020
Best speciality coffee in Buenos Aires:
Best coffee in Buenos Aires:
All Saints Café is my favorite specialty coffee shop. They obtain coffee from local producers around the world and the quality is excellent. With two locations in the city, it stands out for the hipster atmosphere decorated with phrases, paintings and music-related objects. There are details everywhere, they even have a custom watter bottle! My favorite: Avellana latte 😋.
- Ciudad de la Paz 2300, Belgrano
- Av. Corrientes 802, Microcentro
NEGRO is the place to go if you’re in Microcentro (Downtown Buenos Aires) and need to escape from the chaos of the city for a while. A real coffee cave (cueva) with 5 locations in the city where you can drink one of the best specialty coffees. They also organize the coolest happy hours. I used to go to NEGRO in Suipacha street every week with my friends so I love that location.
- Suipacha 637
- Marcelo T. de Alvear 790
- Tucumán 1327
- Tte. General. Perón 489
- Córdoba 359
3- Coffee Town
Delicious coffe in one of the most tourist spots in Buenos Aires. The first shop of Coffee Town is located inside the famous San Telmo Market (which by the way is beautiful and I recommend to visit). They have coffee from all over the world, lots of varieties and roasting methods. They recently opened a location in Palermo.
- Bolivar 976, Mercado de San Telmo
- Jorge Luis Borges 1660
As you walk into The Shelter Coffee you will feel in another time. Located in the neighborhood of Retiro, in the middle of French style buildings, you travel to a corner of Europe for a while. The coffee is delicious. It’s a very small place so it gets crowded, but you always take-away.
- Arroyo 940, Recoleta
A coffee lab in Palermo and Belgrano. LAB is a modern coffee shop offering different varieties of specialty coffee and also meals. The coffee is so delicious I’ve bought it several times to use it in my espresso machine at home. They also offer different types of coffee-related courses.
- Humboldt 1542, Palermo.
- Echeverria 1550, Belgrano.
A small café located in Recoleta. In the hustle and bustle of the city, it is the perfect place to take a break, enjoy some specialty coffee and recharge energy. Plus they have a lot of sweet options. My favorite: The coconut and dulce de leche alfajor 😋.
- Cerrito 1224
With a retro and colorful style, Birkin is ideal for a brunch that includes delicious speciality coffee. The latte is excellent and the avocado toast too!
- Nicaragua 6025, Palermo
- República Árabe de Siria 3061, Palermo
If you walk around Palermo you only have to follow the smell of coffee and find Cuervo’s window. Specialty coffee, books and an excellent atmosphere.
- El Salvador 4580, Palermo
- Costa Rica 5801, Palermo
Here’s the map with the best coffee shops in Buenos Aires:
Those are my favorite places to drink specialty coffee in Buenos Aires. Am I missing one? I’m always looking for new places so let me know your recommendations below!
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