Las Violetas is probably my favourite coffee shop. It is traditional, swanky, beautiful and one of the busiest places to be at 4pm on a saturday or sunday when there is a line up of old ladies to get in. Several years ago it was restored to it´s original glory, and the building-fit out, lights and windows are amazing. The indulgence of choice is a gob-smacking platter of cakes and sandwiches (which comes with champagne!) far too grande and sweet to get through but definitely worth the experience. It´s open pretty much 24 hours, and I love stopping by late at night on my way home (circa 2am) and finding it full of people.
I am an Australian who has been living in Buenos Aires, Argentina for four years. My perception of the city has changed as I have adapted to my environment and new home. I am somewhere between a tourist and a local and find beauty in my everyday environment.