Cafes and Ice Cream in Mendoza
Collected by Nora Walsh, AFAR Contributor
The Argentines' strong Italian heritage is reflected in the city's café culture and passion for ice cream.
Avenida Villanueva Arístides 142-144, 5500 Mendoza, Argentina
Bianco & Nero is a chocolaterie and ice cream shop that was established in Mendoza in 1992. It’s like stepping into a scene of Charlie and the Chocolate factory with over 220 different kinds of sweet treats that you’ll want to melt in your mouth....
Sarmiento 799, 5500 Mendoza, Argentina
Argentines are much like the Italians in that they take their gelato very seriously. They consume lots of it all year round, but in the summer consumption skyrockets. Families, couples and friends need no excuse to enjoy an “helado” at the ice...
Av San Martín S/n, Mendoza, Argentina
Bonafide is a classic Argentine café whose roots reach back to 1917 in Buenos Aires. The name stands for “good faith” to reflect his family’s history in the coffee business and a symbol of trust for his clients. They also sell “Bocaditos” (sweet...
Chacras de Coria, Mendoza Province, Argentina
Tea & Company is a charming tea house and restaurant started by Argentine tea sommelier Silvina Fortuny whose mission is to provide high-quality loose-leaf teas in a soothing environment. The tea menu is an expansive list of green and white teas...
Av. Emilio Civit 2, 5500 Mendoza, Argentina
In business for eighty years, the Soppelsa family knows a thing or two about making artisanal ice cream. They have 42 flavors ranging from standard to exotic like Dulce de Leche with Brownies, Vanilla al Malbec and Mascarpone with Fruit from the...
Av. San Martín 802, M5500 Mendoza, Argentina
Duck into Dün Ken for coffee, fresh squeezed OJ and delectable pastries. You'll be amongst locals taking a break from work, or perhaps brokering deals on neutral ground in their neighborhood cafe. Try the Alfajores de Maicena, a house specialty....
Av. Emilio Civit 277, 5500 Mendoza, Argentina
Via Civit is a famous confiteria, or sweet shop, in Mendoza. Located on Emilio Civit, the avenue that takes you to General San Martin Park, the bakery has something sugary to tickle your senses. They offer a wide variety of coffee drinks including...
Av. Emilio Civit 556, 5500 Ciudad Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina
Kato Café is a trendy coffee house and bar with international style. The brushed concrete floors, vaulted ceilings and stone walls give it an Aspen-like feel. The traditional Mendocenean tortitas raspadas (kind of like a pressed biscuit) are a...
Av. San Martín Sur 2875, 5501 Godoy Cruz, Mendoza, Argentina
In a country that has more cows than people, you can't visit Argentina without shopping for leather goods. Prune opened its doors in 1999 and is one of Argentina's premier brands for quality leather goods that are stylish and great value. They...
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