Helena Restaurant: Small café in Palermo Hollywood, Buenos Aires
This small café in Palermo Hollywood in the city of Buenos Aires is one of my new favorite spots for more reasons than one. The adorable French décor is complete with a country patterned sofa, a crystal chandelier, and birdcages hanging in the small garden area to the back of the restaurant.
They seem to specialize in coffees, pastries, and cakes, but I was pleasantly surprised by the rest of their their light, refreshing menu. I had trouble deciding which salad looked the best, with tons of choices including one with smoked salmon, avocado, and brie cheese. I settled on the garden vegetable salad and was delighted upon my first bite! It was fresh and flavorful with mixed greens, grilled eggplant, squash, and mushrooms, large wedges of buffalo mozzarella, caramelized onions, toasted pumpkin seeds, and a honey balsamic glaze dressing. The grilled veggies were cooked to perfection and the pumpkin seeds were a yummy and creative edition. The dressing was not too sweet and tied everything together really well.
The cozy vibe and friendly service is set to a soundtrack of chill-out music, making Helena a perfect place to meet up with a friend to grab a light lunch or sweet treat.