The Best Brunch Spots In El Bolsón, Argentina

Madeleine Bazil

People flock to El Bolsón for its bohemian vibes and its proximity to natural wonders such as the Río Azul and the Andes mountain range. Whether you’re spending the day wandering the market, or embarking upon a strenuous hike, brunch is a good start to the day. We list the best spots here.

El Bolsón

1. Cafe Paseo de Las Flores

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

2. Jauja Restaurant

Ice Cream Parlour, Restaurant, Ice Cream

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.

3. La Nona

La Nona

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.

La Nona, San Martin 2525, El Bolsón, Argentina

4. Feria Artesanal


Feria Artesanal

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

Feria Artesanal | © Claudius Prößer/FlickrFeria Artesanal | © Claudius Prößer/Flickr

5. La Salteñita

La Salteñita

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

Empanadas Salteñas | © Gonzalo Rivero/WikicommonsEmpanadas Salteñas | © Gonzalo Rivero/Wikicommons

6. Madre Vida

Restaurant, Argentina

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.

7. Los Lupolos

Restaurant, Argentina

© Federico L./WikiCommons
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.

8. Tomatican


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

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