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Cafe Tortoni (1858): The Oldest Cafe in Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA

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The mini bar

It was morning and the crowd was starting to fill in

The coffee as I was told is good, however I ordered another recommendation, the “Chocolate con tres churros”. For the dessert, I had a simple chocolate cake.

The hot chocolate with milk came with the compliments of churros. Adding the right amount of milk, the drink was simply sinful and good. Churros was the extra and the cake was equally matched the drink. Having such a sinful breakfast mean that I had “to walk off” the calories after that.

Loved the thick hot chocolate


I loved how they preserved the café but it would be nicer if Rachel was there with me. Having breakfast alone was so depressing.
By the way, do check out the comments from the VIPs about Café Tortoni below:
To the Tortoni Café, which has managed to preserve the flavour of the old times, when all manner of Argentine intellectuals would gather here; of course the Spanish also gathered, like Federico García Lorca, and now, when they come from Spain, they come to visit their Café. With my kindest, most affectionate regards.
His Majesty, King of Spain
Don Juan Carlos de Borbón

What a treat to visit a piece of history and enjoy both the ambience and the delicious meal. Thank you.
Hillary Rodham Clinton, 1997. – www.cafetortoni.com.ar


The Café Tortoni is a coffeehouse located at #825 of Avenida de Mayo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Inaugurated on 1858 by a French immigrant whose surname was Touan, it was named Tortoni after the local in Paris at Boulevard des Italiens where the elite of the Parissiense culture gathered in the 19th century. Inspired by Fin de siècle coffee houses.Over the years the café has been visited by many renowned people including politicians Lisandro de la Torre and Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear, popular idols Carlos Gardel and Juan Manuel Fangio, international figures like Albert Einstein, Federico García Lorca, Hillary Clinton, Robert Duvall and Juan Carlos de Borbón. – Wikipedia.org

Café Tortoni Address:
Gran Café Tortoni Av. de Mayo 825 Buenos Aires
Argentina
Tel:  54-11- 43424328

www.cafetortoni.com.ar

13 thoughts on “Cafe Tortoni (1858): The Oldest Cafe in Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA

  1. How lovely! I went to a similar cafe in Eastern Europe and was actually overwhelmed by how rich the breakfasts they served were – the eggs were practically inundated in cream! Guess people in the old days knew how to really pack on the extras!!

  2. Well, I heard so much about the beauty of Eastern Europe. It must been amazing for u to be there.

  3. This cafe is great! If you wish to see others cafes like the cafe tortoni book a tour with BsAs4u, this tour is really good to see argentina culture.

  4. Cafe Tortoni is indeed one of the magical coffee places that exist around all Buenos Aires, if you like a professional tour to the classic cafes of Buenos Aires we invite you to click: Cafe Tour Buenos Aires
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  5. Thanks for sharing this review. I visited Tortoni Cafe too, and 36 Billares, La Biela, Grand Splendid, and Confitería La Ideal as a part of the Historic cafes Tour, me and my husband took this February. We loved the fileteado artwork, the vaulted ceilings, the gloriously beat-up furniture, the waiters in bowties, the checkerboard floors. Everything made for a perfect café environment. Some of the cafés were breathing and living museums.
    We fell in love with Tortoni Cafe and especially with the sculpted trio in the corner. Over the years such talented and famous people sat right there in this same chair comfortably in literary discussion over their coffee. At the end of the tour we visited the biggest book shop in Latin America which has a Cafe inside and you can take a book and read it, taking a sweet coffe, and then return the book, for free !
    This book shop used to be a huge theatre, really amazing. The tour company is Kangoo Tours: http://www.kangootours.wix.com/tours . I highly recommend this tour

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