Cafe Paseo de Las Flores
Sip a cup of excellent coffee, which is available with several flavor options, at this cozy and welcoming café, tucked away in an alley amidst flowers. Craving something more than just coffee? Go for a frappuccino, or tuck into one of the sweet treats.
Cafe Paseo de Las Flore, Azcuenaga 430, El Bolsón, Argentina, +54 294 445-5732
Stop by this restaurant/confíteria for some delectable homemade breakfast treats, like strawberry juice or freshly-baked bread, or if it’s closer to lunchtime, opt for a savory dish like risotto. And, of course, don’t leave without ordering a scoop or two of Jauja’s famous ice cream.
Jauja Restaurant, Av San Martín 2867, El Bolsón, Argentina, +54 294 449-2448
Known for their baked goods, La Nona turns out delicious breakfast sandwiches (egg, cheese, ham) on homemade bread, empanadas with an assortment of fillings, and pastries and rolls with dulce de leche or jam.
For unique, delicious, and varied eats on a budget, look no further than El Bolsón’s outdoor market, or feria artesanal, open from 10 am on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. From Belgian waffles with assorted toppings, empanadas and sandwiches and frittatas galore, and an abundance of fresh fruit, this is the place to be.
Feria Artesanal, Plaza Pagano, El Bolsón, Argentina, +54 294 449-2604
When brunch time begins to melt into lunchtime, and hunger strikes, there’s only one thing to do: head down Avenida Belgrano to La Salteñita for empanadas. Far from the standard fillings of the average Argentinian empanada, these flaky pockets have fillings as creative as orange juice, ham and pineapple, or cheese and trout, and they’re all made to order.
La Salteñita, Belgrano 515, El Bolsón, Argentina, +54 294 449-3749
This entirely vegan restaurant is family owned and is open for lunch Monday to Friday in a lovely garden setting. Try a tasty and healthy option like the pumpkin and courgette pie, a salad with lots of toppings, couscous or rice, or a plate of courgette ‘noodles’ with cashew sauce.
Madre Vida, Rivadavia 1806, El Bolsón, Argentina, +54 294 449-573
Tuck into a burger, pizza, or milanesa sandwich on the patio at this charming restaurant for a hearty daytime meal. With well-prepared offerings, quick and friendly service, free wifi, and a view of the town’s main park, this is one restaurant not to miss.
For a midday meal consisting of excellently rendered Argentinian classics, Tomatican is the place. The dishes, which are portioned generously and priced reasonably, include classics like bife de chorizo with chimichurri sauce, ravioli and other pastas, and assorted seafood.
Tomatican, Av San Martin 2760, El Bolsón, Argentina, +54 294 472-0545