Summer Café: Cocó Marie

A new addition to the Palermo scene, this daytime café meshes together everything summer. It is first of all a swimwear store, and also sells flip-flops, bags, other accessories, plants and flowers. It’s the perfect place to shop for that two-piece you need for lounging by the hotel rooftop pool and to stop for some great pastries or a light lunch in the shady outdoor patio. The cuisine, which they advertise as homemade and fresh, caters to the Palermo palate and includes salads, sandwiches and many a sweet treat for the afternoon. Armenia 1764, Palermo.4833 0950.

This Week in Buenos Aires

As the chill of winter approaches, indoor activities become the choice pastimes. Visiting art exhibits, visiting the Colon Theatre or attending special film screenings, such as the 8th exhibition of European Film which is on this week, are great ways to enjoy the city when it’s cold.

 

Monday

This is the last week to visit the exhibit of Argentine artist Oscar Grillo’s  drawings of people from London at the Centro Cultural Recoleta.  Stop by traditional bar La Biela afterwards for an afternoon snack.

In the evening head to Mundo Bizarro for great drinks in a quirky 40s-50´s ambiance.

 

Centro Cultural Recoleta

Mon- Fri 2pm-9pm

Sat-Sun 10-9pm

Junin 1930, Recoleta

4803 1040

 

La Biela

Av. Quintana 596, Recoleta

4804-0449

 

Mundo Bizarro

Serrano 1222, Palermo Viejo

4773-1967

 

Tuesday

(Mamba museum by Juanele)

Check out French video artist Pierrick Sorrin´s exhibition at the recently reopened MAMBA (Museum of Modern Art). For a great meal just a few blocks away head to Cafe San Juan.

In the evening 20´s style Virasoro Bar in Palermo is screening “Paycheck” directed by John Woo at 9.30pm.

 

MAMBA

Mon-Fri 12-7pm

Sat-Sun 11am-8pm

Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo

4342-3001

 

Cafe San Juan

Av. San Juan 450, San Telmo

4300-1112

Tue-Sun 12-4pm and 8pm-closing

 

Virasoro Bar

Guatemala 4328, Palermo

4831-8918

 

Wednesday

(La Manzana de las Luces by clixyou)

Guided tours at 3pm of The Manzana de las Luces, an old Jesuit residence from the 1700’in the San Telmo area, are worth taking.

Later on at 7.30pm get a glimpse of an imaginary future at La Fabrica where artists Federico Lamas and Monica Hellers exhibt their video installation “Brutal.”

Top off a great day by having a savory dinner at El Baqueano where you can taste native meats such as quail, chinchilla and llama amongst others.

 

Manzana de las Luces tours.

Mon-Fri 3pm

Sat- Sun 3pm, 4.30pm and 6pm.

Starting at Peru 272, San Telmo

4342-3964

 

La Fabrica

Peru 442, San Telmo

 

El Baqueano

Chile 495,  San Telmo

4342-0802

Opening Hours: Tue- Sat 8pm-12pm

 

Thursday

(Mercado del Progreso by blmurch)

 

Take an off the beaten path day in the Caballito neighborhood where you can visit the natural sciences museum, a large market (Mercado del Progreso) and antique trams.

For a great lunch or dinner in the area check out Lo de Cholo, an apparently low key canteen which offers top quality local food with a gourmet twist.

In the evening the Wayne Shorter Quartet is playing at the Gran Rex Theatre. Tickets here.

 

Natural Science Museum

Open everyday from 2-7pm

Av. Angel Gallardo 470, Caballito

4982-6595

 

Mercado del Progreso

Mon-Sat 8am -1pm and 5pm- 8.30pm

Av. Rivadavia 5430, Caballito

4901-3038

 

Antique Trams

Emilio Mitre 500, Caballito

 

Lo de Cholo

Av. Gaona 1699, Caballito

4584-7601

 

Friday

(Orchid by richardoyork)

If you like orchids you wont want to miss the Fiesta de las Orchideas being held until Sunday.

In the evening top the week off with a visit to the Colon Theatre to watch Il Tritico.

 

Fiesta de las Orquideas

Fri10-Sun12 – 10am-7pm

Centro Okinawense

Av. San Juan 2651

 

Teatro Colon

Cerrito 628

4378 7100

 

Saturday and Sunday

(Japanese gardens in Palermo by Rafaelgomez)

All June Saturdays- Samba and Feijoada at 1pm in Notorious.

The Dance and Movies party on Saturdays invites you to enjoy movies that inspire dancing. Jorge Newberry 3663, first floor. 7pm.

Sunday is a great day to visit the Palermo parks and while your there, stop by the Japanese Park and watch the Sumo wrestlers!

5 O’clock Tea: Confiteria La Ideal

Perhaps one of the most enjoyable traditions Buenos Aires has imported from Europe is it’s 5 o’clock tea in the coffee houses that serve it! A warm submarino (a chocolate bar sunk in hot milk) or coffee with medialunas are welcome comforts as the days get colder, but there’s nothing like the cafes themselves.

Confiteria Ideal is one of the oldest in the city. Built in the early 1900’s it is graced with high ceilings, vitrauxs, chandeliers, a marble staircase and an old lift reminiscent of a past magnificence.

A wonderful place to stop in after browsing through the Corrientes bookstores or before attending to a nearby theatre function, this is also a place to go to for tango shows and milongas.

 

Confiteria La Ideal

Suipacha 380, Downtown

5265-8069

Sightseeing off the beaten path: A unique Bookshop

Librería El Ateneo

The old theater on Santa Fe Avenue was turned into a bookstore in the end of the 90’s. Now the stage is a cafe and there is plenty of room to sit and enjoy your books. Great to find photo books about the city and the contryside for your coffee talbe at home. Librería el Ateneo, Santa Fe 1860