Las Cortaderas | Country style Cafe | The Lost Asian

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When one’s blood sugar is plummeting from lack of food, pickiness is usually not an issue- unless your name is Frances. This was Saturday morning. Grumbling and mumbling as I reluctantly followed my other half house-hunting, expressions gloomier as seconds pass; the whole time, I was prepared, racing through my mind the nearest options available for my high-end stomach. I remembered. My friend’s recommendation around the corner: the cafe serving her favorite medialunas. A sigh of relief.

Las Cortaderas

Baez 444, Las Cañitas, Buenos Aires 4774 4709

Cafe Critic

I liked the country-style atmosphere of this cafe: walls of bricks and cement, filled with wooden furnitures, and light streaming from the rooftop window. Atmosphere was quiet and cozy: young couples whispering and old couples (us) reading and sipping.

Food Critic

We were hungry. We each ordered a 33 pesos ($9.25) set meal (one set is more than enough for 2), which comes with coffee, 2 soft fluffy medialunas manteca, 3 pieces of country-style well-toasted bread with creamy boo-tah butter, jam, queso blanco, and a vase of fruit-mix that I ignored. The cafe’s focus seems to be delicious breads, picadas, to-die-for pastries, desserts, salads and sandwiches- and all generously affordable. Definitely a unique place to take out-of-town guests.


  • medialunas and breads: absolutely delicious with the perfect texture of crunchiness, softness, and fluffiness.
  • pastries served on country-style wooden plaques, and coffee in clay mugs.
  • ambiance and service


  • none:)



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FrancesRenHuang - May 23, 2011 - 3:13 pm

Argentine breakfast is a mixture of breads (toast, medialunas) and coffee. There isn’t much egg culture for breakfast here. If you are looking for more of an american breakfast, there is Cafe Crespin, Oui Oui and a few others scattered in the city.

Paula - May 23, 2011 - 1:24 am

Let me ask you something.. i loved the place, but i wans’t able to find any information about breakfast and/or brunch in their website. Do you know if they offer it or is this place more like a restaurant than a cafe?
I’m brazilian and on my way to buenos aires and your blog is my favorite!

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