Buenos Aires Dinning – Argentina Travel Guide (Las Violetas)
Good food at reasonable prices amidst beautiful stained glass windows.
Av. Rivadavia 3899 (Esquina Medrano)
Reservations not required at Las Violetas
Here, in the traditional neighborhood Almagro, you can find a famous cafe: Las Violetas. It was found in the year 1884 and it is famous for its belle epoque decorations fit for a palace. The stain glass windows were imported from France.
“My name is Marcelo Patricio Castro. What you are seeing now on the tanle is Maria Cala tea service. It has sweets as well as savory sandwiches, it comes with 3 glasses of fresh orange juice and tea or coffee, and is to share among 3 people. We also have our famous sweet or dry medialunas (croissants) and a great international kitchen.”
Medialunas which are Argentine croissants, and a variety of cakes and tea sandwiches. Here we have some brown bread tea sandwiches, ham and cheese sandwiches, a delicious cake and a lot of other sweets that you can get at the bake shop.
“During the summer, a lot os tourists come, about 80% of our customers are foreigners, mostly from USA and Europe.”
Las Violetas also has a panaderia or bakery between traditional Argentine pastries. It is also one of the few traditional cafes in Buenos Aires to offer American salad breakfast complete with bacon and eggs. I am Ginger Gentile showing you Buenos Aires.