No doubt about it, sauntering through Palermo Viejo’s innumerable shopping opportunities is going to wear you out, especially if it’s the middle of Argentina’s summer (January - through March). Taking a break from our credit cards, we popped into the very trendy Bar 6 for lunch, and some much-needed A/C.
Bar 6 reminded us somewhat of Space Untitled, one of our all-time favorite cafes in New York’s SOHO enclave (sadly now closed). Ironically, a subdivision of Palermo in Buenos Aires is also dubbed “Soho” - and for a good reason as there is oddly a resemblance between the two!
Comfy multicolored seating and tall brick walls set the tone for a crowd that mixes together all sorts of Buenos Aires porteños. This funky space is where bohemian artists and writers dose up on caffeine alongside groups of well-to-do damas catching up over a salad before an afternoon of retail therapy.
We enjoyed some simple pastas and tasty olive breads from Bar 6’s always changing lunch menu. For dessert, it was all about the delicate medialunas, sorbet, and some pretty strong cappuccinos, albeit at prices slightly more expensive than need be! Set of Drifters tip: The bathroom at Bar 6 is on the second floor, and almost seems like it belongs to a different establishment! It is nowhere near as clean, or cool, as the restaurant/ cafe below! Try not to spend too much time there if you can help it, which apparently, we could not.