As part of a new program called Cultural Nights, a guest artist comes to the café on Wednesdays and Saturdays and works for guests and locals to watch, with a new artist rotating in every two months. And its not just humdrum landscapes: When I was there, the artist was the phantasmically edgy Dario Zana. A little more interesting than some guy tickling the ivories, right?
Café Arroyo is a good spot for a light lunch, afternoon tea, or an evening cocktail and bite (which youll need if youre going to last until that 10 PM dinner reservation. My favorite dinner spot? Miranda in Palermo). In addition to the visiting artists, there are weekly talks about different parts of the city as well as live music (jazz, French, and Brazilian).