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Las Violetas

Las Violetas

This cafeteria has a French style. Its stained glass windows are from art nouveau style. You can see Italian marble. Famous people came to this bar: Leguizamo, Gardel, Frondizi, Arlt(writer). Mothers of Plaza de Mayo. Anarquist pastry Errico Malatsta (an Italian anarquist) escaped from Italy and when he arrived here, he helped organize the 1st. Baker´s strike that lasted 10 days. They wanted better payment and they were successful. After that protest, the bakers wanted to shock the army, the police and even the church. They started calling the pastry with names like: “little canyons” , “bombs”, “guard”, “monks balls” and “sacraments”.

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