5 O´Clock Tea in Buenos Aires

(Photo by ulterior epicure)


L’Orangerie: The lavish Hotel Alvear restaurant is a Buenos Aires classic for fancy tartlets and tea served in china cups. Open in the afternoon from 4.30pm-7pm. Alvear, Av. 1891, Recoleta. 4808-2100


Las Violetas: An assortment of cakes, sweets and sandwiches are served in this stunning traditional teahouse in the Almagro neighborhood. Golden chandeliers, Italian marble floors, and stained glass windows decorate Las Violetas, a unique place to indulge your sweet tooth. Av. Rivadavia 3899, Abasto. 4958-7387


Chez Pauline: This French style teahouse has a unique variety of tea blends and French pastries. They also offer mate tastings with information about the history and legends related to this typical Argentine beverage, and tea tastings. Juncal 1695, Recoleta. 4816 9988


Nucha: Nucha’s enterprise began many years ago, when she decided to commercialize her cakes, first offering them door to door to cafe’s, then selling them from her garage to her neighbors and now, experimenting with baking techniques to satisfy the demands of their 8 tea houses around the city.


Croque Madame: Set in the stunning Museum of Decorative Art, this cafe and restaurant is a great place to stop for some baked goods and quality tea and coffee. The garden setting and the impressive architecture make for more than just a culinary experience.  Avenida del Libertador 1902 I T: (011) 4806-8639

We Recommend: Sugar & Spice

Minibar scavengers who have stayed at the Fierro Hotel probably still remember the irresistible gourmet cookies by Sugar & Spice that awaited them each day. These delectable sweet treats have almost become a Palermo staple and all due to the care and dedication put into each of their baked goods made with only top quality products.

As they themselves say “duhh, if you use a lot of the best chocolate, fresh sweet butter and walnuts, anyone can make a great brownie like that”.

Fortunately, the Sugar & Spice store is close to the hotel and we can all enjoy their treats. If you’re in the Palermo area we suggest you stop by for cantucci, biscotti, brownies, cookies, salty snacks, pound cakes and their special stolen which they make year round.  Plus, if you let them know in advance that you’re coming they might even have a surprise gift prepared for you!


Sugar & Spice

Guatemala 5419, Palermo

4777 5423