Buenos Aires: Café in a Benedictine Monastery

I really tried to avoid the phrase "oasis in the middle of the city", one of the cheapest pre-fixed sentences in contemporary writing. I really-really tried; but you'll have to believe me,  in this case it's 100% justified and accurate. The beauty and majesty of La Abadía (or the Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos) haven't received enough attention, … Continue reading Buenos Aires: Café in a Benedictine Monastery

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Santa Marta: Super instagramable cappuccino mugs

It seems like now every single block in Buenos Aires has a brewery and a specialty coffee shop. At first I felt overwhelmed, then I felt a little skeptical; now I often find myself holding on tight to old known places, running away from all the novelties and the 'never-seen-before' lines. Santa Marta is not … Continue reading Santa Marta: Super instagramable cappuccino mugs

The biggest cup of coffee in Buenos Aires

I recently started a new challenge in my Instagram called #SuperTazonBA, consisting in me going around the city looking for the biggest cup of coffee in Buenos Aires. The truth is, I've been trying coffee everywhere for a few years now, and I have to say that in my case, sometimes SIZE DOES MATTER.   The thing about … Continue reading The biggest cup of coffee in Buenos Aires

Café Gourmand, the coffee shop Montevideo deserves

café gourmand

I never had much luck with cafés in Montevideo. Even though with every visit I find that the offer is definitely improving, the truth is that 95% of the time the menu is predictable, the attention is somewhat indifferent, coffee is not very good and there is a general lack of charm that bothers me … Continue reading Café Gourmand, the coffee shop Montevideo deserves

Pakistani flavours unveiled in Buenos Aires

Kebab Roll

You might remember that Seinfeld episode where Babu decides to turn the “Dream Cafe” into a Pakistani restaurant, following Jerry’s advice (and then they're forced to close down due to lack of customers)… Well, at least I remembered it when I went to dinner at Kebab Roll and we practically had the place for ourselves … Continue reading Pakistani flavours unveiled in Buenos Aires