EP 15: Buenos Aires Café - Part I
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Located at the corner of E. 6th and Waller St. in Austin, Texas, Buenos Aires Café sits unassumingly. Aside from it's bold colors and beautiful sign, it's actually a quiet little café on a relatively quiet street in Austin, Texas. I mean quiet in a good senses. It's a peaceful and inviting space. However, I know E. 6th. St. has grown more popular and busy, with new bars, restaurants, and shops - so nightlife here is most likely a tad more lively and vibrant. I honestly have only visited during the daytime, but I kind of enjoyed this more on this case.
As I mentioned on Episode 15, the start of this Buenos Aires investigation series, I'd received a text from a friend, Sandra. At the time, she was acting as General Manager of Buenos Aires Café, and informed me that many of the staff had witnessed strange phenomena here. Obviously, I wanted to know more, so I popped by the café one day on my lunch break, and had the pleasure of meeting Paola, owner of the the restaurant.
Paola Guerrero Smith - co-owner of family-owned Buenos Aires Café
Paola gave me a brief tour and an abridged version of the activity her and her staff have experienced in the 10 years they've been in the building. I was thrilled to have access to this unique restaurant in East Austin and even more inticed after hearing Paola's stories.
On December 1st, the team and I returned, this time ready to capture everyone's testimony and get the full picture of what was going on here.