With its impressive patisserie selection, elegant French café feel, efforts at sustainability and loving nod to the heritage of the owner’s native city, Bristol Café has many reasons to pay it a visit. Hailing from Mar del Plata on Argentina’s east coast, the grand Bristol Hotel was a feature of bourgeois life there.
Now the walls of its namesake are graced with antique photos and dish names on its menu pay homage to the beaches and squares nearby. They serve from breakfast to dinner, and whether you start the day with a French croque monsieur, share a typical Catalan or Argentine tapa, enjoy a fresh sandwich, salad or burger or indulge in a large slice of dulce de leche meringue, expect everything to be homemade from high-quality local produce.
Bristol Café are keen to keep waste to a minimum too. There’s no plastic bottled water here; instead it comes filtered and mineralized from the tap, served in their own branded, reusable glass bottles.