The launch of Aquiles, a coffee shop and co-working space is proof enough that Cordoba’s creative community is on the up. 

Located moments away from the city’s university campus, the hub’s industrial look is down to creative director Pablo Dellatorre and architectural firm Estudio Montevideo, who assembled the space with a harmonious amalgamation of metals, smooth micro concrete stucco walls and bespoke furnishings mixed with classic chairs by Bertoia and Eames. ’Aquiles has the necessary flexibility for anyone to find their own place and really feel at ease,” say the duo, who are also behind successful local restaurant, Kantine.

Set over two levels, the ground floor has a more formal framework, with a bar counter at the entrance, behind which, contemporary murals add a touch of colour. Downstairs, the basement is more relaxed, with soft lighting that enhances details such as blackboards, bookshelves, sofas and low tables. 

Don’t leave without trying AMBI, a shot of espresso made with a blend of 50% Colombia and 50% Brazil beans, combined with chocolate and hazelnuts- the perfect accompaniment to a slice of vegan ginger and lemon cake.