Buenos Aires: Coffee Shops for WORKING
A lot of times when traveling, it can be tricky to find great coffee shops that allow you to stay a while. Eat and drink while you work. This is a list of coffee shops around the city that will let you do just that!
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Belgrano

SĀNTAL - Belgrano
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There are actually 3 locations of Santal. This location is slightly bigger than the others. There is a ton of seating both inside and outside on the front patio and back garden. Inside you have the choice of chairs or sofas. There are a lot of great food and drink options, including the brunch special for two. For 4400 pesos (About $20 USD), you can get: Avocado Toast with a poached egg Chipas filled with mushrooms Maicena Alfajor Banana bread with cream on top Lemonade Coffee Aperol Spritz Everything is made fresh in house and you can tell. It is all very delicious. We had brunch in the back garden underneath mandarin and banana trees. Very relaxing. We went on a Sunday around noon and it wasn't too busy yet. We easily found a table.
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Colegiales

Café Colegiales
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This place is so cozy and comfortable. The big windows in the front allow the sunlight to enter in, and when it isn't too cold, they open up to allow in the breeze. There are about 4 tables inside and 3 tables outside on the patio, so it's possible you won't be able to get a table right away. But if you do, it's worth it. The people working here are really kind, and were very patient with my non-Spanish speaking friend who came along with me. They have several types of pastries, cookies, and toasts (including the ever so popular avocado toast and jamon y queso croissant), and fantastic coffees. Don't come here expecting a grand brunch menu, but do come expecting great service, coffee, snack, and environment. My cappuccino was about 350 pesos, and the avocado toast was 680 pesos. This is not just a morning cafe! They also have a bar with a few beers on tap, and several liquors for mixed drinks. Great for both mornings and evenings. This spot is actually quite quiet as well. It's got a view of the train tracks, but it is not as loud as one might expect. If I lived closer, I would come a lot more. While this place is not particularly large, I did see several people working on their laptops. I would feel comfortable bringing my work and parking it for a couple hours (as long as you're paying your rent with food/drinks).
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Verdín
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This small coffee shop is so unassuming from the outside, but super cute on the inside. Green walls and plants everywhere, just as the name "verdin" might suggest. This was the first place I was able to find a chai latte in the city. They have a ton of fresh, homemade treats, as well as fresh bread. I ordered the grilled veggie sandwich on homemade bread and it was a delight. They also have an upstairs seating area, and an outdoor terrace for those beautiful days. Verdin is a slice of peace in the city.
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Nuñez

OK KAFFE
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This small little cafe is so cute. It's not very big at all, just a counter and about 3 other tables. But it was very quiet when I went. You could easily bring a computer here to do some work, or a book for some quiet reading time. There are only espresso drink options here (no teas), and a few pastries. But the coffee they do have is fantastic. They also make a very nice presentation, adding some dried flowers on top for a nice touch. The chairs are all made with thick jute string, and they are so comfortable. The girl who was working there when I went was also very kind and helpful. I went on a Monday around 1:30pm and it wasn't busy. I ordered a cappuccino for 440 pesos.
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OSA NEGRA
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WOW! This place was phenomenal! It's on the smaller side, with about 10 tables inside, but several more outside. There is an amazing display of pastries and cakes at the very front. The food was absolutely amazing and so rich. I had the chicken sandwich, which even had a slice of melted cheese on top. I was very hungry, but still needed to take the second half home for later. The woman at the table next to us ordered a chicken salad and it was massive. Full of goodies. She also took a large potion for take away we noticed. We went on a Monday at 2pm. While there was a steady stream of people coming and going, we easily found a table. We noticed a few other people working on their laptops and it was quite a comfortable space for working. Even the bathroom sink had its own flair, very vintage and stylish. We ordered two chicken sandwiches, one water with gas, another water without gas. Total of 3200 pesos. The staff was super kind.
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Palermo

Oli café
@nicki
This is a great, cozy cafe with several tables where you can feel comfortable bringing your laptop to do some work while you eat and drink. I saw several people doing just this while I was there. I went on a Thursday around noon, and it was quite busy, though I did manage to snag the last indoor table. There are a few outdoor tables as well. Both the coffee and food was incredible. I heard they have the best jamon y queso media luna in the whole city, though once I saw the bagel option, I went for that. The bagel was incredible. It was some kind of fish salad (think tuna salad style), with capers, dill, cream cheese. Truly amazing. I didn't want it to end. Good coffee and great service too. There is a lot of really good lighting coming in and the ambience feels nice. I suggest getting there closer to opening time (11am) to ensure you get a table, especially if you want to work.
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San Telmo

Casa Telma
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This is a cute spot in the heart of San Telmo, directly across the street from the Mercado San Telmo. The interior is clean and minimalist with turquoise accents on the trims. It’s closed on Mondays, and you’ll see it packed with a line out the door on weekends. But if you come for a mid-week breakfast or brunch, you’ll find it to be a very relaxing environment. There are beautiful bakery items that greet you at the front door, along with friendly staff. You can see everything being made behind the glass wall, as the kitchen is exposed. The food was really delicious, and there is a wide variety of options, including one vegan option. I came on a Tuesday at 10am, and had no problems at all getting a seat, and plenty of other empty tables around. There was one other person who had their laptop out working while I was there, and nobody bothered him. You should have no problem bringing a laptop here to work during the week, but it will be impossible on the weekends. I ordered the Croque Madam breakfast that came with a coffee included for a total of 1400 pesos (that includes a 10% tip).
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Le Blé San Telmo
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There are a few of these around the city. They have a feel of old traditional cafe mixed with modern, hip bakery. They have several options for breakfast and lunch, as well as fresh juices. They even have bagels, which I love to see as that becomes more of a trend in Argentina. This is not strictly a vegan/vegetarian spot, but they do have a specific vegan menu. About 4-5 breakfast options, and two lunch options. I came early on a Monday morning and there were about 6 tables full of people but also plenty of empty tables, easy to find a spot to sit. I ordered the bagel breakfast promo that comes with coffee, tea, or lemonade for 1700 pesos. I also saw people working with their laptops, and I would feel comfortable doing the same.
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Buenos Aires: Coffee Shops for WORKING
A lot of times when traveling, it can be tricky to find great coffee shops that allow you to stay a while. Eat and drink while you work. This is a list of coffee shops around the city that will let you do just that!
8 Places • 45 Saves • ago
Free

Belgrano

SĀNTAL - Belgrano
@nicki
There are actually 3 locations of Santal. This location is slightly bigger than the others. There is a ton of seating both inside and outside on the front patio and back garden. Inside you have the choice of chairs or sofas. There are a lot of great food and drink options, including the brunch special for two. For 4400 pesos (About $20 USD), you can get: Avocado Toast with a poached egg Chipas filled with mushrooms Maicena Alfajor Banana bread with cream on top Lemonade Coffee Aperol Spritz Everything is made fresh in house and you can tell. It is all very delicious. We had brunch in the back garden underneath mandarin and banana trees. Very relaxing. We went on a Sunday around noon and it wasn't too busy yet. We easily found a table.
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Colegiales

Café Colegiales
@nicki
This place is so cozy and comfortable. The big windows in the front allow the sunlight to enter in, and when it isn't too cold, they open up to allow in the breeze. There are about 4 tables inside and 3 tables outside on the patio, so it's possible you won't be able to get a table right away. But if you do, it's worth it. The people working here are really kind, and were very patient with my non-Spanish speaking friend who came along with me. They have several types of pastries, cookies, and toasts (including the ever so popular avocado toast and jamon y queso croissant), and fantastic coffees. Don't come here expecting a grand brunch menu, but do come expecting great service, coffee, snack, and environment. My cappuccino was about 350 pesos, and the avocado toast was 680 pesos. This is not just a morning cafe! They also have a bar with a few beers on tap, and several liquors for mixed drinks. Great for both mornings and evenings. This spot is actually quite quiet as well. It's got a view of the train tracks, but it is not as loud as one might expect. If I lived closer, I would come a lot more. While this place is not particularly large, I did see several people working on their laptops. I would feel comfortable bringing my work and parking it for a couple hours (as long as you're paying your rent with food/drinks).
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Verdín
@nicki
This small coffee shop is so unassuming from the outside, but super cute on the inside. Green walls and plants everywhere, just as the name "verdin" might suggest. This was the first place I was able to find a chai latte in the city. They have a ton of fresh, homemade treats, as well as fresh bread. I ordered the grilled veggie sandwich on homemade bread and it was a delight. They also have an upstairs seating area, and an outdoor terrace for those beautiful days. Verdin is a slice of peace in the city.
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Nuñez

OK KAFFE
@nicki
This small little cafe is so cute. It's not very big at all, just a counter and about 3 other tables. But it was very quiet when I went. You could easily bring a computer here to do some work, or a book for some quiet reading time. There are only espresso drink options here (no teas), and a few pastries. But the coffee they do have is fantastic. They also make a very nice presentation, adding some dried flowers on top for a nice touch. The chairs are all made with thick jute string, and they are so comfortable. The girl who was working there when I went was also very kind and helpful. I went on a Monday around 1:30pm and it wasn't busy. I ordered a cappuccino for 440 pesos.
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OSA NEGRA
@nicki
WOW! This place was phenomenal! It's on the smaller side, with about 10 tables inside, but several more outside. There is an amazing display of pastries and cakes at the very front. The food was absolutely amazing and so rich. I had the chicken sandwich, which even had a slice of melted cheese on top. I was very hungry, but still needed to take the second half home for later. The woman at the table next to us ordered a chicken salad and it was massive. Full of goodies. She also took a large potion for take away we noticed. We went on a Monday at 2pm. While there was a steady stream of people coming and going, we easily found a table. We noticed a few other people working on their laptops and it was quite a comfortable space for working. Even the bathroom sink had its own flair, very vintage and stylish. We ordered two chicken sandwiches, one water with gas, another water without gas. Total of 3200 pesos. The staff was super kind.
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Palermo

Oli café
@nicki
This is a great, cozy cafe with several tables where you can feel comfortable bringing your laptop to do some work while you eat and drink. I saw several people doing just this while I was there. I went on a Thursday around noon, and it was quite busy, though I did manage to snag the last indoor table. There are a few outdoor tables as well. Both the coffee and food was incredible. I heard they have the best jamon y queso media luna in the whole city, though once I saw the bagel option, I went for that. The bagel was incredible. It was some kind of fish salad (think tuna salad style), with capers, dill, cream cheese. Truly amazing. I didn't want it to end. Good coffee and great service too. There is a lot of really good lighting coming in and the ambience feels nice. I suggest getting there closer to opening time (11am) to ensure you get a table, especially if you want to work.
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San Telmo

Casa Telma
@nicki
This is a cute spot in the heart of San Telmo, directly across the street from the Mercado San Telmo. The interior is clean and minimalist with turquoise accents on the trims. It’s closed on Mondays, and you’ll see it packed with a line out the door on weekends. But if you come for a mid-week breakfast or brunch, you’ll find it to be a very relaxing environment. There are beautiful bakery items that greet you at the front door, along with friendly staff. You can see everything being made behind the glass wall, as the kitchen is exposed. The food was really delicious, and there is a wide variety of options, including one vegan option. I came on a Tuesday at 10am, and had no problems at all getting a seat, and plenty of other empty tables around. There was one other person who had their laptop out working while I was there, and nobody bothered him. You should have no problem bringing a laptop here to work during the week, but it will be impossible on the weekends. I ordered the Croque Madam breakfast that came with a coffee included for a total of 1400 pesos (that includes a 10% tip).
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Le Blé San Telmo
@nicki
There are a few of these around the city. They have a feel of old traditional cafe mixed with modern, hip bakery. They have several options for breakfast and lunch, as well as fresh juices. They even have bagels, which I love to see as that becomes more of a trend in Argentina. This is not strictly a vegan/vegetarian spot, but they do have a specific vegan menu. About 4-5 breakfast options, and two lunch options. I came early on a Monday morning and there were about 6 tables full of people but also plenty of empty tables, easy to find a spot to sit. I ordered the bagel breakfast promo that comes with coffee, tea, or lemonade for 1700 pesos. I also saw people working with their laptops, and I would feel comfortable doing the same.
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I have been traveling the world for 20 years, and I want to help you do the same. I am originally from Colorado, though I took off as soon as I graduated from university. Since then I have lived in ten countries and traveled through dozens more. I have learned languages, tried several new foods, walked across Spain, trained across Russia, worked on farms, and in pubs, taught English, and anything else that allowed me to keep going. My life motto is to be fearless and I try to live up to that every day. I’m currently traveling around Tunisia. I spent an entire year traveling around Argentina so I know it quite well. I want to help you discover what makes this country incredible as well! Shop my Argentina travel guides: https://share.thatch.co/Cijz I offer travel consultations too! Book here: https://nickipoststravelstuff.com/contact/ “Wow. Nicki is super knowledgeable about Argentina and actually travel in general. We discussed everything from general safety to the cost of renting an apartment long-term. My biggest takeaway was her ideas for using social media as a resource for learning about the people from the people. Great idea. Real nice gal too.” -Ray “Nicki’s consultation was amazing. She is extremely knowledgeable and answered all my questions and concerns with ease and intelligence. She’s definitely someone to talk to before you visit or relocate to Buenos Aires or other locations in Argentina.” -Paul “My family and I are about to embark on a 3 month trip through Argentina, we had been binge watching youtube videos from Nicki so we scheduled a call to dive deeper. Nicki helped give feedback to our itinerary and gave great local perspective from cell phones to don’t miss desserts. It was super beneficial to get the added insight.“ -Andi
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