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Where to Drink Coffee in Buenos Aires, Mapped

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Up until recently, finding a quality cup of coffee in Argentina proved challenging. Cafes in the country's capital mostly served watered-down, poor quality, burnt beans, but better brews and barista culture have finally hit Buenos Aires. In a city of newfound coffee connoisseurs, there are now cafes to suit all tastes.

After all, Argentines are crazy about their cafes, where they spend hours a day hanging out, reading the paper, and talking politics. The city is bursting with centennial spots to visit and rescue the aristocratic mood Argentinians are so proud of—such as the iconic Café Tortoni, one of the oldest (since 1858) and most charming.

But to refuel on great coffee, forget history. Star some new addresses in Google Maps, and grab a cortadothe best pairing for a spongy and soft medialuna. It’s the recipe for embracing Argentina's coffee revolution.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. All Saints Coffee

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Ciudad de la Paz 2300, Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires C.F. 1428, Argentina
+54 11 4706-0016

There’s a coffee shop that considers every detail when making a great cup: even the water, a fundamental ingredient to a good beverage. All Saints partnered with Gota, a local water company, to use its mineral water in their coffees. And that water makes all the difference. All Saints offers a variety of coffee preps, from traditional to creative.

2. Barrio Cafetero

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Florida 833, Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires C.F. 1005, Argentina
+54 11 4313-5669
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One of the best coffees in town is served through a little window off the street, in this case Calle Florida, the hippest places in town (Barrio Cafetero also operates a larger location two blocks away, but this is the original). Drop by for no frills grab and go coffee. But don’t be fooled, this is one of the city's top cups, expertly prepared by barista Rodrigo Rochas.

3. Coffee Town

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Bolivar 976, San Telmo
Buenos Aires C.F., Argentina

In the trendy San Telmo neighborhood, Coffee Town is a pioneering cafe serving quality brews at affordable prices. Owners Analía Alvarez and José Vales are the same team behind Centro de Estudios del Café, the city’s first coffee institute. They also have the city's biggest and rarest variety of coffee beans, from places such as Brazil, Burundi, Java, and Yemen.

4. Felix Felicis & Co

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José Antonio Cabrera 5002, Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires C.F., Argentina

Named after Harry Potter’s famous magical potion—the one that brings luck to those who drink it—this coffee shop serves only regular cups, no magic included. Despite the Hogwarts touch (even in latte art), it’s not a themed spot. The cafe prepares expressos and mochaccinos with perfection and affection. Protip: This is a great place to eat as well: try the bagels, and the pork shoulder sandwich with morcilla (blood sausage) sauce. Muggles welcome!

5. Full City Coffee House

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Thames 1535, Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires C.F., Argentina
+54 11 4833-6774
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This stylish cafe is located on hip Thames Street and serves only Colombian coffee, with beans sourced from small local farmers in the country's best regions. Owner Victoria Angarita is the daughter of one of the most important educator of the Latin America coffee scene, Parmenio Angarita. She opened the coffee shop five years ago with her Irish husband, Alan Dorgan, who makes the great burgers they serve. Burgers and coffee? Why not!

6. LAB Tostadores de Cafe

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Humboldt 1542, Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires C.F., Argentina
+54 11 4843-1790
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When coffee arrives in an Erlenmeyer flask, it's obvious that this is no basic cafe. LAB works as a sensorial laboratory for those who want to make the most of their coffee experience—which includes classes for professionals. Using beans from all the major worldwide coffee regions (from Ethiopia to Brazil), LAB roasts and blends—in an opulent pink Dietrich roaster—for itself, but also many Buenos Aires cafés and restaurants.

7. LatteNte

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Thames 1891, Palermo Viejo
Buenos Aires C.F. 1414, Argentina
+54 11 4833-1676
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LATTEnTE (something like Latte and Tea, in Spanish) is an espresso and brew bar which makes great cups under pressure (espresso) and brewed (AeroPress, Hario, cold brew). Owners Zehan Nurhadzar and Daniel Cifuentes—she an Indonesian and he a Colombian—have an obvious crush on Colombian beans (which make the house blend), but the couple also sources from Ethiopia, Costa Rica, Papua New Guinea and beyond.

8. Negro - Cueva de Café

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Suipacha 637, Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires C.F., Argentina
+54 11 6457-7188

Negro is so small that you've got to grab your coffee and go. The name Cueva (cave, in English) confirms as much. Located downtown, it’s a providential place to stop after lunch for a great espresso accompanied by a slice of homemade cake. Or, grab a well-balanced cappuccino.

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1. All Saints Coffee

Ciudad de la Paz 2300, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires C.F. 1428, Argentina

There’s a coffee shop that considers every detail when making a great cup: even the water, a fundamental ingredient to a good beverage. All Saints partnered with Gota, a local water company, to use its mineral water in their coffees. And that water makes all the difference. All Saints offers a variety of coffee preps, from traditional to creative.

Ciudad de la Paz 2300, Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires C.F. 1428, Argentina

2. Barrio Cafetero

Florida 833, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires C.F. 1005, Argentina

One of the best coffees in town is served through a little window off the street, in this case Calle Florida, the hippest places in town (Barrio Cafetero also operates a larger location two blocks away, but this is the original). Drop by for no frills grab and go coffee. But don’t be fooled, this is one of the city's top cups, expertly prepared by barista Rodrigo Rochas.

Florida 833, Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires C.F. 1005, Argentina

3. Coffee Town

Bolivar 976, San Telmo, Buenos Aires C.F., Argentina

In the trendy San Telmo neighborhood, Coffee Town is a pioneering cafe serving quality brews at affordable prices. Owners Analía Alvarez and José Vales are the same team behind Centro de Estudios del Café, the city’s first coffee institute. They also have the city's biggest and rarest variety of coffee beans, from places such as Brazil, Burundi, Java, and Yemen.

Bolivar 976, San Telmo
Buenos Aires C.F., Argentina

4. Felix Felicis & Co

José Antonio Cabrera 5002, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires C.F., Argentina

Named after Harry Potter’s famous magical potion—the one that brings luck to those who drink it—this coffee shop serves only regular cups, no magic included. Despite the Hogwarts touch (even in latte art), it’s not a themed spot. The cafe prepares expressos and mochaccinos with perfection and affection. Protip: This is a great place to eat as well: try the bagels, and the pork shoulder sandwich with morcilla (blood sausage) sauce. Muggles welcome!

José Antonio Cabrera 5002, Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires C.F., Argentina

5. Full City Coffee House

Thames 1535, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires C.F., Argentina

This stylish cafe is located on hip Thames Street and serves only Colombian coffee, with beans sourced from small local farmers in the country's best regions. Owner Victoria Angarita is the daughter of one of the most important educator of the Latin America coffee scene, Parmenio Angarita. She opened the coffee shop five years ago with her Irish husband, Alan Dorgan, who makes the great burgers they serve. Burgers and coffee? Why not!

Thames 1535, Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires C.F., Argentina

6. LAB Tostadores de Cafe

Humboldt 1542, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires C.F., Argentina

When coffee arrives in an Erlenmeyer flask, it's obvious that this is no basic cafe. LAB works as a sensorial laboratory for those who want to make the most of their coffee experience—which includes classes for professionals. Using beans from all the major worldwide coffee regions (from Ethiopia to Brazil), LAB roasts and blends—in an opulent pink Dietrich roaster—for itself, but also many Buenos Aires cafés and restaurants.

Humboldt 1542, Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires C.F., Argentina

7. LatteNte

Thames 1891, Palermo Viejo, Buenos Aires C.F. 1414, Argentina

LATTEnTE (something like Latte and Tea, in Spanish) is an espresso and brew bar which makes great cups under pressure (espresso) and brewed (AeroPress, Hario, cold brew). Owners Zehan Nurhadzar and Daniel Cifuentes—she an Indonesian and he a Colombian—have an obvious crush on Colombian beans (which make the house blend), but the couple also sources from Ethiopia, Costa Rica, Papua New Guinea and beyond.

Thames 1891, Palermo Viejo
Buenos Aires C.F. 1414, Argentina

8. Negro - Cueva de Café

Suipacha 637, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires C.F., Argentina

Negro is so small that you've got to grab your coffee and go. The name Cueva (cave, in English) confirms as much. Located downtown, it’s a providential place to stop after lunch for a great espresso accompanied by a slice of homemade cake. Or, grab a well-balanced cappuccino.

Suipacha 637, Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires C.F., Argentina

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