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Cafe in Montevideo

Enterprising Argentine owner Guillermina has created this pleasingly unique cafe-boutique on Ciudad Vieja's main pedestrian street. The wide-open space invites people to settle in over breakfast pastries, glasses of wine or grappamiel (honey-infused grape brandy), afternoon tea or mate, and light meals any time of day (a real boon to foreigners who still haven't adjusted to Uruguay's late-night dinner schedule).

Daily menus (UR$320) feature everything from lasagna to wild boar meatballs to rabbit in mustard sauce, or you can order salads, sandwiches and sweets à la carte. Afterwards, browse the surrounding shelves for Uruguayan wine, olive oil, chimichurri and more.