Meeting for a coffee is a dating classic. Personally, I do not suggest meeting at your favorite café straight away just in case things do not go as well as you hope. Here are a few great date cafes for a casual encounter and, no, they did not pay me to write this.
Entertainment and Culture at Croque Madame
This café is ideal for a number of reasons, the first being the entertainment value from watching the autobahn-esque racing down Av. Libertador. The café is actually behind the iron gates of the Museo de Arte Decorative. This adds to the appeal of the location. The museum is a 20th Century mansion hosting thousands of masterful art pieces and sculptures. If things go well over coffee, you might suggest having a look around the museum without having to leave and go to another location, which is far less intimidating for some.
Modern Times at Chez Pauline
For those of you who enjoy an inspiring salad on occasion or simply seek a more European-style café with items such as muffins and delectable French pastries such as macaroons, which are made by the French owner, this is the café for you. If you wish to leave a lasting impression with your date, buy a canister of the flavor of tea your date has tried or one of the other gift items for them to take home and keep you on their mind for a very long time.
Tradition at Las Violetas
This Buenos Aires institution provides a grandiose ambiance combined with a subdued energy with the help of the sophisticated table service often lacking in many cafes today. The vaulted ceilings, towering pillars, and stained-glass windows provide an endless amount of conversations starters, as does the rich history behind the café. You will impress your date and put them at ease at the same time. A combination rarely achieved during any awkward first-date ritual.
These cafes are simply a few ideas if you are looking to meet someone in a less formal manner. Please feel free to share your favorite cafes with us, find new likeminded friends in the area, network, and more at Me and You, Yo y Tú, the premier international singles community for Buenos Aires and Uruguay.
Que tengan unos buenos dias,
- Wendy Wittmer
Me and You, Yo y Tú