Your table at Mark’s is perched right in the heart of the Palermo Soho revolution, so it’s hard to beat this corner café as a place to stop off, dump your shopping bags and crunch the ice of your homemade lemonade.
According to the fashionistas, Mark’s serve the best sandwiches in the city; in the real world, they are not as good as they used to be – the sandwich stuffers have moved on from when Mark’s became really cool, back in 2003. A hip, albeit touristy hang-out, along with I Fresh Market, Mark’s offers an alternative to the classic Buenos Aires ham and cheese tostada – which has led to the Argentine press slating Mark’s menu as too American.
Bearing the Miami/New York stamp of maximum minimalism, the setting is stark but still comfortable: an informal lounge with efficient waitresses and tasty orange plastic stools, which match the building’s mandarin awnings. In terms of clientele, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more committed bunch of shopaholics.