All You Need is LAB

Attention Coffee Lovers: LAB Tostadores De Cafe has everything you could ever want. And a bit more. Ever since it opened about three years ago, LAB has grown to become a prized institution for Buenos Aires coffee enthusiasts. With beans from all over the world (Costa Rica, India and, saving the best for last–Colombia), the Palermo Hollywood cafe has a huge variety of coffee presses … Continue reading All You Need is LAB

Shop and Eat till you Drop: San Telmo’s Sunday Fair

The Sunday fair in San Telmo is one of those places on every tourist’s to-do-list. It’s practically heaven for those interested in buying mate pots, leather handbags, postcards, knives (yes, knives), jewelry, cheap Chinese-made sunglasses, and other fun stuff. Albeit, I’m not a huge fan of shopping, but there’s something about the aggressive vendors and massive crowds that makes the fair a lot less attractive to me. … Continue reading Shop and Eat till you Drop: San Telmo’s Sunday Fair


Despite it’s rampant coffee culture, Buenos Aires cafes can serve some really disappointing coffee. I’ve had too many experiences of weak coffee, too much cinnamon in my coffee, or being served something that’s supposed to be coffee but really isn’t.  Enter Lattente, the answer to my prayers for good coffee. Lattente is a small cafe which specializes in, you guessed it–lattes. It’s also super close … Continue reading L-art-ente

El Rey de Chori: Get your Sunday Sausage now

There’s a reason why Sunday in Buenos Aires is my favorite day of the week, and it’s called El Rey de Chori. We discovered this little gem while we were being shoved around by the massive throng of tourists and aggressive vendors in the San Telmo fair. Seeking refuge from the overwhelming crowds, aggressive vendors, and the occasional pick-pocket, my friends and I found ourselves in a parking … Continue reading El Rey de Chori: Get your Sunday Sausage now

[Quick edit] B-ware of B-blue

Welcome to the first of my quick edits! I sound excited while writing this but I’m really not. I don’t care enough about B-blue to ever go again, but just enough to warn you away from making a terrible decision. B-ware of B-blue Located on prime Palermo Soho real estate, “B-blue Deli and Natural Bar” has all the trappings to make you want to visit. … Continue reading [Quick edit] B-ware of B-blue

Luba’s Lentejas

As I’ve probably mentioned a number of times, I have an Airbnb amazing host here in Buenos Aires, Luba! She goes to great lengths to make her place feel like your own. Despite its obvious advantages of being located in one of the best parts of the city and being within a stone’s throw of almost every great restaurant/cafe/bar in town, it comes with a larger-than-life … Continue reading Luba’s Lentejas

Happy Hours Make for Happy Diners at La Cabrera

PSA: La Cabrera has happy hours Why that matters: everything, yes EVERYTHING is 40% off When: 7-8:30 every day in one of the 3 La Cabrera’s on Jose Antonio Cabrera If you managed to read this far without calling your friends/family/neighbors and making plans to go to La Cabrera, here’s the lowdown: Started by renowned chef Gaston Riveira, La Cabrera is a top-quality parrilla frequented … Continue reading Happy Hours Make for Happy Diners at La Cabrera

Ready, Set, Juice! The Factory in Palermo Soho

While I’ve largely remained immune from the so-healthy-it’s-unhealthy obsession with juice, juice cleanses, and detoxes in the US, my 2 months here in Buenos Aires have changed that. Ever since I stumbled across The Factory, a juice bar in Palermo, I found my true calling. Started by a Danish-Venezuelan couple, Ayaz and Liyanleth, The Factory opened it’s doors 2 years ago with a goal to … Continue reading Ready, Set, Juice! The Factory in Palermo Soho

Ramenderful: Fukuro Noodle Bar

Having spent my last summer in Seoul, South Korea, I developed a huge ramen obsession. While ramen is usually associated with fast food, and sold as instant noodles, it is also a somewhat gourmet phenomenon, with ramen bars popping up all around the US and Asia, all serving fancy versions of the popular noodle dish. So no wonder I was delighted when I crossed Fukuro … Continue reading Ramenderful: Fukuro Noodle Bar