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Florida Garden

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Address: Florida 899 | at Paraguay, Buenos Aires 1, Argentina
Phone Number: 54 11 43127902

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Great, old, "establishment" cafe

It's a great place. I've had coffee there dozens of mornings. I've never had a meal there, but I go for coffee and cookies or pastry at the stand-up counter.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2014
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San Jose, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Half an hour wait for a cup of hot chocolate. What more can I say. Oh yes, that the waiter really didn't seem to care. apart from that it is a classic place to go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

It's a great place. I've had coffee there dozens of mornings. I've never had a meal there, but I go for coffee and cookies or pastry at the stand-up counter.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

The street is famous. It can be quite crowded sometimes but an important and interesting place to visit when in Buenos Aires. With a grand variety of stores, small shops, but not the best of Buenos Aires. Suggest not to make rate changes in this street. Not at all.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Great place. This is not the historical cafe where the writers used to hang out (that one is also good, but not in this neighborhood). This place is the quintessential "Porteno" coffee shop right on the Florida walking street. Great stand-up coffee bar, cookies, pastries, .... I have been there dozens of times. I love it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

I was enticed to go this place because of the review in Lonely Planet, to quote: '....was historically popular with politicians, artists and writers. In fact, Jorge Luis Borges and Pérez Célis (a famous Argentine painter) used to hang out here before the era of skinny lattes. The people-watching is excellent, both inside the café and out.' Well I thought... More 

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Staying in Retiro

Neighborhood Profile
Retiro
Exquisite palaces and luxurious apartment buildings combine with art galleries and exclusive boutiques to make Retiro the perfect spot for those who enjoy sophistication. However, the non-stop foot traffic to and from Retiro train and bus terminals, accompanied by the myriad of trucks leaving and arriving at the port, mean this neighborhood is never truly at rest. One minute you are walking down a street dotted with ornate mansions and luxurious shop windows and the next you find yourself surrounded by a sea of people racing to catch their train or bus. It is this juxtaposition of never-ending comings and goings and quiet, elegant luxury that defines Retiro, as well as Buenos Aires, a city where sharp contrasts are all around.