Coffee is an integral part of Porteño life, with cafes on almost every corner of the city that are packed all day long with locals socializing over a cortado or simply watching the city pass by. While glamorous old-school bares notables are very special to the city and highly recommended by us to visit during a trip to Buenos Aires, their coffee isn’t especially high quality in general. Only in the past few years though has the third wave coffee movement made it to Buenos Aires, creating a new group of locals educated in high quality coffee beans and brewing methods.
Below are some of our favorite coffee shops for high quality coffee in Buenos Aires listed in no particular order:
- LAB Tostadores de Cafe – LAB was one of the pioneers in great coffee in Buenos Aires when they opened their modern and sleek Palermo cafe and coffee education space. In June 2017 they opened a second larger location in Belgrano offering much more extensive food options.
- Café Registrado – This cafe is one of my favorites as it has awesome coffee and has a warm and comfortable seating space as well, making it great for really taking your time to enjoy the coffee or work in. If you’re lucky you can watch them roasting the coffee in the glass enclosed roasting space. They also offer frequent workshops focused on coffee.
- Full City Coffee – Full City was ahead of its time in originally opening in up and coming Chacarita neighborhood, but finally ended up moving to their current spot in Palermo Soho. The coffee’s great and the food menu developed by the English/Colombian husband wife team owners is good too.
- Lattente – Located in Palermo Soho, Lattente’s small and barebones shop is not to be underestimated. Their coffee is some of the best in Buenos Aires with a killer Flat White.
- Coffee Town – Coffee Town’s original small stand in the middle of the Mercado de San Telmo has expanded to a small empire of food and drink stalls inside the market in addition to locations in Recoleta and Belgrano as well. Good for a midmorning break while exploring San Telmo.
- All Saints Cafe – Located in an untouristy area of Belgrano, All Saints offers both espresso based and chemex brewing methods. Opening a second location in the Centro later this year.
- Felix Felicis & Co – This tiny corner location in Palermo Soho prepares great coffee and always gorgeous latte art. Ideal for getting a coffee to go while exploring Palermo by foot.