Every few blocks in any neighborhood you ‘ll find bakeries selling pastries and bread. The most popular bread in Buenos Aires is the baguette, and it can be found in any store, bakery or restaurant. Typically, a full baguette will cost around AR$5 and has been made fresh that day. It’s difficult to find a wide variety of breads in most bakeries, and they’ll typically stick to the white baguette bread.
Hausbrot is a chain of bakeries that specializes in artisanal breads, as well as cereals and grains, pizzas, empanadas, and tarts, seeds, cookies and pastries. They have many locations throughout the city and the surrounding province. They use organic ingredients and whole grains to make their assortment of breads, and you can also buy the grains themselves for your own home-baking adventures. All of their products are made without trans fats. Hausbrot has locations in Recoleta (Rodriguez Peña 1591, 4816-8003), Palermo (Bullrich 345, 4779-0791), Belgrano (Echeverria 2474, 4789-0708) and Caballito (Rivadavia 5364, 4904-0751), as well as Martinez (H. Irigoyen 29, 4793-6260), La Lucila (Rawson 3623, 4794-2806), and several other locations in the Province. The hours of operation change for each location, so be sure to call before making the trip.
The majority of bakeries are locally run and operated and you will find them in every neighborhood. Their hours of operation are varied, and typically the smaller bakeries will open around 8am or 9am and shut down during the noon hours (between 12 and 2pm) for lunch and siesta, opening back up in the afternoon and remaining open until 8pm or 9pm. The bakeries sell fresh bread daily, as well as an assortment of empanadas(pastries stuffed with meat and veggies), medialunas (croissants that are smaller and a bit sweeter than their French counterparts) and churros (Spanish fried sweet tube-like pastry). Most of the bakeries have espresso machines and will also serve coffee throughout the day.
Abuela Pan, (located at Bolivar 707 in San Telmo, 4361-4936, delivery option, Mon-Fri lunch only), specializes in macrobiotic breads and food. Along with the bakery, they have a daily restaurant with pasta, hamburgers, milanesas, and salads.
Meraviglia (Gorriti 5796 in Palermo, 4775-7949, delivery option, Mon-Sat 9am-8pm) also specializes in organic foods and breads. Mon-Fri between 12-3pm you can order online for delivery within the Palermo neighborhood. Sandwiches and salads cost around $28, and daily lunch specials start at $35.
Guia Oleo is a great restaurant guide for Buenos Aires. You can find any type of restaurant, catering location, bakery, and cafe throughout the city, with websites (when available) and hours listed, as well as acceptable forms of payment.