Almacén El Palmar

Gourmet market and café in Jose Ignacio village

218 Jos Ignacio Maldonado Uruguay


Along the main square of Jose Ignacio village, La Bourgogne chef Jean Paul Bondoux does a stylish gourmet market and all-day café that’s a welcome addition to local dining. A covered courtyard is lined in green and white striped-wood planks with bistro tables arranged in rod iron chairs and sea of ridiculously large hydrangea plants. Inside, a series of glass counters connect an epicurean market of to-go and eat-in specialties. Upstairs, a rooftop terrace offers an ideal setting, on cooler days, for lazy breakfast of homemade croissants and afternoon lunch. 


Stylish all-day market by one of the region’s top chefs offers café eatery in Jose Ignacio.

Last Word

An in-house bakery features a Uruguayan spin on traditional and filled croissants with egg dishes, cereal bar and juice selections through mid-day. Afternoons and evenings offer more of a traditional menu with incredible pates, salads and traditional French dishes in a casual setting.

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