Café la Poesía
Chile 502, C1098AAL CABA, Argentina
+54 11 4300-7340
Photo by Felix Busso
Sun - Thur 8am - 2am
Fri, Sat 8am - 4am
Café La PoesíaFounded in 1982 by local poet Rubén Derlis, this café once served as a meeting place for writers, artists, and left-leaning thinkers anxious to speak freely after years of fear and oppression under Argentina’s late-’70s military dictatorships. Order the picada, a charcuterie and cheese sampler; lubricate with a traditional local-favorite drink like a Fernet-and-Coke or a Cynar, the tangy artichoke liqueur mixed with pomelo, a sour, grapefruit-flavored soda. Wood paneling and exposed brick, walls covered in photographs, and shelves packed with antique objets make La Poesía an inviting space to linger over a book from the lending library or listen to the live tango music played on Tuesday and Thursday nights.
about 5 years ago
One of the most delightful things I discovered in Buenos Aires was that steaming cups of cappuccinos were often accompanied by tiny scoops of vanilla gelato to help cool and sweeten it- two treats in one!