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It calls itself a cafe, but this unpretentious eatery is much more than that. Patagonia is warm and inviting during colder months, with rough-hewn wood interiors and a floor-to-ceiling wine rack boasting excellent varieties. When the weather heats up, you can't beat their outdoor seating for dining on simple yet surprisingly good food and catching a few rays. This is one of only a handful of restaurants in Santiago that serves a brunch buffet (Sat, Sun, and holidays 10am-5pm), with cold meats and seafood, quiches, salads, and the cafe's outstanding cakes and pastries. The menu focuses on unadulterated meats, seafood, and sandwiches prepared with Patagonian-style recipes, plus warming stews and soups during the colder months; their lamb is especially good. On weekdays, there is a fixed-price lunch from noon to 4pm for $10 (£6.60). This restaurant fills up quickly during the lunch hour, so arrive early or late.