The coffeehouses of Buenos Aires have played an important role in Argentine society since the mid-19th century. Although some have unfortunately closed up shop, there are still over 50 of these traditional cafes. Café culture is big in Argentina and many porteños prefer the café notable to the modern.
Arguably the most famous café in Buenos Aires is Café Tortoni. This traditional coffeehouse was founded by a French immigrant in the mid-19th century and was named after the Café Tortoni on the Boulevard des Italiens in Paris. It was once the haunt of the famous Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges and has recently been named one of the most beautiful cafes in the world.
Café Tortoni, Av de Mayo 825, 1084
Las Violetas, Av Rivadavia 3899
Confiteria Ideal, Suipacha 384
Bar Plaza Dorrego, Humberto Primo 424 y Defensa
La Biela, Av Pres. Manuel Quintana 596
Café Margot, Av Boedo 857
Café de los Angelitos, Av Rivadavia 2100
Clasica y Moderna, Av Callao 892
El Federal, Carlos Calvo 599
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