Pride Cafe — San Telmo’s Queer Daytime Hangout
San Telmo’s first gay but hetero-friendly coffee and lunch joint is modern and fresh and the GQ-pretty customers only add to the sunny well-scrubbed feel of this daytime café.
Here you’ll find all sorts of ‘queer coffee’ drinks, international magazines to peruse, music videos of various divas gyrating on screen, modern art on the walls and same-sex couples happy to smooch whoever they darn well please.
The crowd is a diverse mix of attractive middle-aged couples and groups, well-read European bohos and upper crust students from the prestigious University of Film across the street.
Pride is the perfect hangout for those who prefer to skip the discos and enjoy the daylight hours on a picturesque side street away from the usual bustle of San Telmo.
Breakfast, Lunch & Desserts at Pride Cafe
In the morning you can get a nice breakfast with options such as ‘country bread,’ cereals, yogurt and fresh-squeezed juice. The early hours are also the ideal time to bring your laptop and take advantage of the free wifi while sipping on a delicious Pride Café — coffee with honey and cream.
For lunch or a light early dinner Pride offers a lovely selection of salads and homemade soups, cheese plates, bruschettas (try the smoked salmon) and exquisite desserts such as apple pie and chocolate cake served up on square ceramic plates.
On weekends, particularly on Sundays during the San Telmo Street Fair, Pride gets busy — consider yourself fortunate if you get one of the sleek metal tables on the sidewalk to sit and people watch. If you do, make sure you secure your belongings.
A favored San Telmo café, but beware —like a boyfriend who becomes inattentive when others come ringing his bell, a bit of the charm gets lost when the place is packed.
Pride Cafe -$$-$$$
•Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am—8pm
• Cash only