We have been lucky enough to spend some time in Andalucia and Málaga in the past couple of years. Every time we are down here, we love discovering new coffee shops, restaurants and bars. This time we have decided to focus on the best coffee shops in Málaga.
There was a time that visitors to Málaga, in Spain, only had average coffee options. That time is gone and the city of Picasso now offers quite a few high quality and souful specialty coffee shops. We selected our favorites to share with you. They are all centrally located and easily accessible on foot if you are staying somehwere near old town.
Enjoy the Best coffee shops in Málaga and keep us posted if/when you discover new ones.
Mía Coffee is a darling of a coffee shop located on a quiet corner of old town, just across from a beautiful church called ” Parroquia de los Santos Mártires Ciryaco y Paula”. If you are lucky you can enjoy your coffee while watching a cute local wedding party arrive. The specialty coffee at Mía is top-notch and perhaps the best in town. Pastries are good, too. We liked the coffee so much we brought some to homebrew at our apartment. This coffee shop is quite tiny, so have a sit on the benches outside the shop and watch life go by.
Address: Plaza de los Mártires, 4
Phone: 671 44 76 79
Bertani Coffee is located on a busier corner of old town Málaga, closer to the Atarazanas market (a must visit when in Málaga, by the way). This coffee shop feels more like a “coffee window”, than a cofee shop. They do have a bar-like area, but it can get crowded. Bertani is a perfect option for great specialty coffee “to go”. Grab your coffee and wander around these parts or take it with you as you walk past cool street art and old buildings, a mix Málaga does really well.
Address: Calle San Juan, 40
Phone: 951 00 38 30
El Ultimo Mono Juice & Coffee
As the name indicates, El Ultimo Mono is a mix of juice bar and coffee shop. A really cute one. It is centrally located just a block or so away from the Plaza de la Constitución. Perhaps one of the most spacious in old town, El Ultimo Mono has a cool industrial design vibe with a mishmash of comfy couches and chairs. Make sure to notice the Lego art on the corner beams and the funky prints on the walls. The coffee here is good and consistent, although not as premium as at Mía or Bertani. And if ou feel like having smoothies and juices, this is also a great place for that. I personally enjoyed coming here to do some work and to hang out with friends.
Beyond these three true coffee shops there are also a few places that are not necessarily just coffee shops but do offer great coffee, pastries and brunch dishes. For amazing pastries, bread and coffee, check out Julia Bakery on the western edge of old town. For delicious brunch options and coffee, Brunchit is your best bet, with solid bagels and egg dishes. They have two outposts. One is called Brunchit Mercado (Calle Alhondiga, 2) and the other Brunchit Carreteria (Calle Carreteria, 46). Either consistently serve great breakfast and brunch. For a trip down memory lane or if you never had Spanish style churros, Casa Aranda is a local institution and handsdown the best place to dip those churros on that saucy chocolate. And finally, if you are looking for air conditioning, reliable wifi and a familiar coffee experience, head to one of the many Starbucks in town (we do recommend the one on Plaza de la Merced, though, as it is somewhat removed from the touristy center and is a great place to chill and get some work done).