Uanset om du har lyst til brunch, frokost, kage eller bare en rigtig god kop kaffe, så har Málaga masser af gode cafeer – også til vegetarer og dig, der gerne vil undgå sukker og gluten. Her får du mine favoritcafeer i Málaga.
1. Cool atmosphere and vegetarian food at the bike cafe
It can be a bit of a challenge to find vegetarian and vegan dishes in Málaga, but you won’t go wrong at Recyclo Bike Café, which sits right next to the drying Guadalmedina riverbed. Meat eaters will also find something on the menu, which offers classic café dishes such as salads, burgers, empanadas, nachos and hot dishes. The dishes can be combined as brunch, lunch and snacks for the evening drink, as well as a selection of cakes for coffee. The place also has a nice selection of beers.
The atmosphere is young, cool and relaxed in the café, where you can sit at the long wooden bar, small café tables or cozy corners on the two floors under bicycles hanging from the ceiling. Recyclo Bike Café also has a large terrace.
Next to the café, the same owners run a bike shop where you can rent a bike or get your own repaired and buy various accessories.
If the atmosphere is important, then choose Recyclo Bike Café mixing the good cafes in Málaga.
2. Brunch with a view of Picasso
Café con Libros is located in Plaza de Merced, right next to Picasso’s childhood home, and I especially love sitting on the café’s terrace on an early morning and eating brunch while the city slowly wakes up to the square with Picasso’s statue.
The brunch is rustic and simple, but well prepared and filling. There are several options on the brunch menu. You can either choose a brunch platter with fried eggs, bacon, bread, ham, cake and fruit salad or put it together yourself among croissants with various fillings, sweet and savoury pancakes, toasts and rolls with fillings, sandwiches and salads.
On a rainy day, the cafe is also a nice hideaway. It’s super cosy, with bookshelves packed with books and little nooks with vintage café tables and soft armchairs.
3. Healthy and delicious café food
Noviembre focuses on healthy food, and the café is recommended for both brunch and lunch. The spacious rooms are bright and modern, and the décor is wooden with details in bright colours such as mint green. Noviembre has visitors of all ages, but it’s especially hip among young people. The atmosphere is relaxed and you can stay late with friends. The service is good, even if it’s busy during the busiest hours of the day.
The café menu consists of dishes such as organic egg dishes with and without meat, toasts (from light to various coarse varieties), bagels, sandwiches, crepes and yoghurt with toppings, burgers and pork dishes. Noviembre also offers dishes without gluten and lactose. In addition, there is a nice selection of juices with both fruit and vegetables. The food is well prepared using good quality ingredients and organic produce is used where possible.
4. Cakes with and without sugar and gluten
In Málaga’s Soho district, you’ll find Santa Canela, whose counter is full of homemade rustic cakes, both with and without sugar and gluten, to enjoy on the terrace in the colourful neighbourhood. The cakes are homemade, moist and delicious. Santa Canela also has a nice selection of both sweet and savoury pancakes, salads and sandwiches, so it’s also a good place if you want to enjoy a brunch that you can put together yourself from the menu. The café roasts its own coffee, which comes in several varieties.
5. Good coffee in the living room
El Último Mono is small but has cosy rooms where you can sit in peace over a cup of coffee or freshly squeezed juice and get some work done or email correspondence on your laptop. The small corners with good reclining chairs and bookshelves allow you to sit in peace and feel at home in the living room. The fact that you also get service as if you were the best friend in the house adds a little extra to the experience.
In addition to serving really good coffee, El Ùlitmo Mono offers delicious, freshly squeezed juices and smoothies. The food selection includes small plates like sandwiches, wraps, muffins and croissants, but it’s limited because the focus is on the coffee and juices. You can also choose to take coffee or juice on the go.
6. Pitstop at Malaga’s most famous café
Café Central has been around since the 19th century and is an institution in Málaga. This is mainly due to the location. Here you can sit on the terrace and watch the action in the central Plaza de la Constitución, and many take a pit stop with a beer and a tapa or coffee and cake when they’re out swiping their credit card on the famous shopping street, Marqués de Larois.
The menu includes classic tapas, sandwiches, classic dishes such as Malaga’s famous fried fish and croissants and cakes for coffee.
The food doesn’t rise above standard café level, but the coffee and views from the terrace are worth coming for.