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Café culture is thriving in Ibiza with a host of picture-perfect settings to enjoy a cup of coffee. The roasted bean is taken just as seriously as clubbing on the island which means that there is no shortage of options when it comes to getting your caffeine fix.
One of the delights of visiting Spain is the great selection of cafés serving delicious coffee at inexpensive prices. Few countries can match the Spaniards for quality, so Ibiza’s international community only adds to the variety available to sample. Whether you’re looking for tranquillity, sophistication or an authentic experience, here is our guide to the coolest cafés to grace Ibiza.
Wherever you find yourself on the island, it is certain that you will not be far away from Ibiza’s favourite chain: Passion Café. Created by the nutritional expert Lana Love, the healt-food eateries are situated in seven draw-dropping locations across the island, including Playa d’en Bossa, Ibiza Town, Marina Botafoch, San Antonio, Santa Eulalia and San Jose. With a focus on vegan, vegetarian and raw cuisine, Passion is a haven for health and happiness. As well as signature dishes, smoothies and shakes, their coffee has made such an impression that is is now roasted by local artisans in Ibiza.
Another great healthy hangout is The Skinny Kitchen, which serves everyday food with a wholesome twist. Located in a super chic setting with million-dollar views of San Antonio’s marina, the upbeat café has created a menu designed to boost fitness or simply to indulge in guilt-free. In addition to a lovely selection of roasted blends, the popular hangout has a great breakfast menu, where you can eat everything from granola and fruits to eggs and pancakes.
Rich in tradition
A trip to Ibiza would not be complete without stopping at one of the island’s traditional cafés, which provide authentic experiences of a much-loved pastime in Spain. Bustling with locals and holidaymakers, Can Costa Bar is a lively restaurant, bar and café in the heart of Santa Gertrudis. The menu is simple and the coffee is great, with the café open all year.
Tucked up in the North of the island in San Carlos, Bar Anita is one of Ibiza’s most emblematic restaurants and cafés, with the venue retaining its 50-year-old charm. Serving tasty local food and reasonably priced coffee, the restaurant and café is a favourite to visitors who are made to feel right at home. In addition to a traditional tapas menu offering dishes such as Spanish omelette, Ibizan liquors can also with a cup of coffee.
Coffee meets art
Ibiza is well known for its artistic influence, with painters, designers and stylists regularly showcasing their creations across the island. Nestled in the charming village of San Jose, Raco Verd is a charming restaurant and café with an inviting terrace that often features live music and art exhibitions. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the venue is best known for its tasty dishes and good quality roasted blends.
Another trendy hangout is Can Tixedo located on a rural road between San Antonio and San Rafael. A famous tapas bar and restaurant that occupies the space of a former rustic bar and shop and hosts DJ evenings and art exhibitions.
For those that desire an upscale café experience, the island has a great choice of sublime venues perfect for a coffee break. Situated on the bustling avenue of Vara de Rey and close to Dalt Vila and the port, Gran Hotel Montesol is a stylish hotel that also serves as a high-end restaurant and café. Founded in 1933, the hotel has an elegant terrace and is surrounded by a plethora of amenities, including local shops, bakeries and bars. Open daily from 07:00 to 02:00, Café Montesol is a true mecca for coffee lovers, offering the ultimate pick-me-up at any time of the day.
Providing the perfect balance between tradition and modernity, Cappuccino Grand Café is a hotspot for sophistication. Located in the exclusive area of Marina Ibiza, the café is a favourite among the jet-set. As the name suggests, the venue is famous for its coffee which can be accompanied by a pick of divine plates. From pastries to pizzas, salads to cakes, the café also offers breathtaking views across Ibiza’s Old Town.
A taste for music
When it comes to cafés in Ibiza, you should expect the unexpected as venues offer far more than just a cup of coffee. As one of the islands most treasured establishments, Café del Mar brings music, sensational sunsets and a chilled vibe in a prime setting on San Antonio’s famous sunset strip. With an exquisite selection of food and drinks, the original sunset bar is the perfect place to sit back and admire the incredible panoramas of Caló des Moro. As expected, the coffee is great and their signature cocktails are also delicious.