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
Tel: 54-11- 43424328