Hoping to get some good cafe recommendations. Where are your favorite spots for coffee in Buenos Aires?
I visited Café Tortonitoo as a part of the Historic cafes Tour me and my husband took this February. We visited 6 historic cafes of Buenos Aires. We loved the fileteado artwork, the vaulted ceilings, the gloriously beat-up furniture, the waiters in bowties, the checkerboard floors. Everything made for a perfect café environment. Some of the cafés were breathing and living museums.
We fell in love with Tortoni Cafe and especially with the sculpted trio in the corner. Over the years such talented and famous people sat right there in this same chair comfortably in literary discussion over their coffee. At the end of the tour we visited the biggest book shop in Latin America which has a Cafe inside and you can take a book and read it, taking a sweet coffe, and then return the book, for free !
This book shop used to be a huge theatre, really amazing.
Havana is the most popular coffee chain in BAs, but definitely not the best for a coffee aficionado (unless you have a penchant for sweet and creamy coffee).
Not sure where exactly you're staying but Lattente, Lab Tostadores de Cafe and Full City Coffee House are some of my faves in Palermo! Palermo is the hip, foodie area of the city although I'm sure with some digging you can find some good spots throughout the city.
I do have to warn you that Argentines get the majority of their kick from yerba mate, so I definitely encountered my fair share of mediocre cafes.