Brunch in Buenos Aires

Location location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

malvon, brunch, buenos aires, palermo

Back home in Australia, brunch is a weekend ritual.  A ritual that I hold very, very sacred.

In Buenos Aires, it’s not so common – and it breaks my heart!

So I was very glad to have met Susannah – another Australian living in Buenos Aires who is committed to brunch dates as my friends back home.  And I am especially glad that she introduced me to this little gem of a cafe in Palermo – Malvon.

malvon, brunch, buenos aires, palermo

Brunch may not be super common, but when they serve it – they do it reaaaally well.

Today, we began with warm bread and strawberry butter.  Fluffy and sweet, and a delight to nibble on!

malvon, brunch, buenos aires, palermo

Susannah had a cuppa.

malvon, brunch, buenos aires, palermo

malvon, brunch, buenos aires, palermo

While I went for a pick me up latte.

malvon, brunch, buenos aires, palermo

And a fresh lemonade.

malvon, brunch, buenos aires, palermo

Next, cornbread muffin with cream cheese.

malvon, brunch, buenos aires, palermo

Fruit and crunchy muesli in an amaretto syrup parfait.

malvon, brunch, buenos aires, palermo

Then, the real deal.

malvon, brunch, buenos aires, palermo

I think that Eggs Benedict deserves a close up!

malvon, brunch, buenos aires, palermo

Poached to perfection, with hollandaise sauce drizzled on top with capers and salad.

malvon, brunch, buenos aires, palermo

It was a meal not to be missed.

Which was why Danny decided to join us too.

malvon, brunch, buenos aires, palermo

I’ve promised to come back for these mouthwatering cakes.

malvon, brunch, buenos aires, palermo

malvon, brunch, buenos aires, palermo

malvon, brunch, buenos aires, palermo

malvon, brunch, buenos aires, palermo

Needless to say, we left Malvon with big smiles on our faces.

After brunch, Danny and I wandered down Sante Fe Avenue to a bookstore called El Ateneo.

el ateneo, book store, theatre, buenos aires

It’s so much more than just any old bookstore.

This one, is set in an old theatre!

el ateneo, book store, theatre, buenos aires

Pretty cool, huh?

el ateneo, book store, theatre, buenos aires

malvon, brunch, buenos aires, palermo

el ateneo, book store, theatre, buenos aires

el ateneo, book store, theatre, buenos aires

You can sit at the cafe on the stage and enjoy a cup of coffee while browsing the store’s books.

There is even live classical music.

el ateneo, book store, theatre, buenos aires

But my favourite areas are the theatre booths.

el ateneo, book store, theatre, buenos aires

el ateneo, book store, theatre, buenos aires

el ateneo, book store, theatre, buenos aires

el ateneo, book store, theatre, buenos aires

Definitely the place to go to if you want to curl up in a corner and lose yourself in the written world.