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Las Violetas

Beautifully restored Art Nouveau cafe, voted best historic cafe in the city in 2017.

Las Violetas is one of Buenos Aires’ most traditional patisseries and cafes. Established in 1884, it boasts outstanding Art Nouveau decoration, with fine boiserie, magnificent bronze chandeliers and stained glass, Italian marble and furniture brought from Paris.

The cafe was popular with the city's celebrities and intellectuals, including the writers Alfonsina Storni and Roberto Arlt and the jockey Irineo Leguisamo. It was closed in 1998 but was declared a protected historic site by the city government and reopened in 2011 following a restoration project that brought it back to its former glory. Now once again it is popular for afternoon teas, when there may be queues to get in. The menu is varied, with savoury dishes including pasta and salads as well as the famous cakes, pastries and desserts.

The city's most popular historic cafe

In 2017, Las Violetas was voted Buenos Aires' best cafe notable from the list of cafes and bars that are officially recognised for their historical and cultural importance.