Fuel your day with traditional bakery pastries
In Buenos Aires
, the locals' breakfast is simple and generally without variation: An espresso or cortado
(coffee with a splash of milk) with a couple of medialunas
(sweet, flaky, croissant-like pastries). More decadent bakery offerings are stuffed with dulce de leche or sprinkled with powdered sugar. Step into any of the city’s bakeries—there’s one on practically every corner—and help yourself to one of the metal bowls and a pair of tongs, which you’ll use to choose your pastries for takeaway. The cashier will charge you accordingly, and then wrap up your treats in white paper—perfect for a picnic in the park or a sweet afternoon snack.