Relaxed microcentro cafe
Posted on 10 / 17 / 2014
On busy Florida, a tourist- and shopper-heavy pedestrian-only street in Buenos Aires' microcentro (in other cities sometimes called the financial district), Picnic is a relaxed refuge. Reminiscent of a north american cafe/bookstore type place, it's more about good vibes than outstanding food. With several levels of small tables and large windows, many people were taking the time to talk with their tablemates, read, or work (on my visit in October 2014 wifi was available but quite weak). All-vegan food offerings included snacks such as coffee, smoothies (the watered-down light version preferred in Argentina), and pastries, as well as combo meals with burgers, sandwiches, salads, or lasagna. Takeaway foods were available in a grab-n-go section in front.
While the food was okay, not exceptionally good, I enjoyed my time here and it's such a treat to not worry about getting food that is vegan in a place like Argentina. I will be back.
Tranquil atmosphere, Central location, Variety of choices
Not cheap, Weak wifi, If going by car, would be very hard