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
Where to go in Buenos Aires for a good arcade-night.
So many things to say about Donnet that I wouldn't know where to start. I'm going to try to keep it simple and walk you through it in the same chronological order of my experience; so let's start with their facade on a corner stating "Pollería" (poulterer) in an attempt to mislead you and then … Continue reading Magic mushrooms in Chacarita
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
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
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
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