Sip on a sweet café bombon, in the city where the coffee drink originates from.
There is nothing better than sleeping in on the weekend and making that short walk to a café on history-rich cobblestone alley. The sounds of street performers playing guitar and singing for viewers of all ages, fill everyone’s ears. Reaching the café not packed, leaving enough room to pick a great sipping and reading spot. Signal at a camarera (waitress) to place the order then wait patiently as she sets down a café bombon in front and a single sugar packet with a small spoon nestled next to the cup.
Shortly after, the aroma of Tortilla Espanola and an airy butter croissant fills your nose and takes the attention away from a book. While devouring the affordable breakfast, adorable fluffy dogs trot past under a close eye from their owners to not jump on a stranger out of excitement and young children in puffer jackets waddle past while holding onto their parent’s hands. You wait for the waitress who brings over a portable credit card machine. After leaving a small tip on the table to thank her for lovely generosity and kindness, it’s time to go about your day to continue exploring Valencia.
Bluebell Coffee Roasters
C/ de Buenos Aires, 3, 46006 València, Valencia, Spain
Bluebell Coffee Roasters is an inviting specialty coffee shop located in the Russafa neighborhood of Valencia. This cozy spot owned by Yolanda and Marian Valerois is known for its excellent coffee roasted on-site and savory snacks. The cafe’s terracotta tiles, a large collection of potted plants, and the large trees on the patio provide a comfortable shade under the hot sun. Enjoy their signature espresso blend, flat white, cappuccino, or cafe bombon while enjoying some of the café’s freshly made pastries. For something more filling, try the matcha pancakes with strawberries and chocolate, avocado toast with a poached egg, or the truffle waffle with mushroom, ham, parmesan cheese, and a poached egg.
Brunch Corner is a popular American-inspired brunch spot in Valencia with two locations in Sant Bult and Plaza de la Virgen. The wooden floors, shutters, and tables give a warm, cozy atmosphere. For a hearty breakfast check out the bagel breakfast sandwich which contains scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheese with a small side of leafy greens. A unique breakfast dish available is the Belgian waffle Benedict which contains bacon, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, potatoes, and the choice between yogurt with fresh fruit or a slice of cake. Don’t miss one of their delicious coffee drinks such as cafe bombon, mochaccino, or caramel latte.
Café de les Mones
Plaça d'Alfons el Magnànim, 11, 46003 València, Valencia, Spain
Cafe de les Mones is a charming café only a short walk from El Corte Ingles, a large central shopping mall in Valencia. The exposed brick walls, wooden floors, and large patio seating provide a rustic and welcoming atmosphere. Be sure to try one of the many traditional tapas available such as Manchego cheese, Russian salad, patatas bravas, Iberico ham, or a Spanish omelet. For a more filling dish, hamburgers and sandwiches with a side of potatoes are available.
Carrer del Pintor Gisbert, 2, 46006 València, Spain
DDL Boutique is a modern café with two locations in Russafa and the other is a short walk from the Plaza de L’Ajuntament. As mentioned on its website, “DDL BOUTIQUE is a family passionate about cooking, which prides itself on offering an authentic experience, based on the excellence of simplicity and craftsmanship. Our products are prepared daily in our premises, with recipes perfected from generation to generation and using the highest quality natural ingredients, unprocessed and without preservatives.” Enjoy one of their freshly made snacks such as croissants, muffins, or slices of cake with some tea or hot chocolate. For something more hearty, try their Nutella french toast with bananas or an eggs benedict with either salmon or bacon. To sip, don’t miss the oreo milkshake or freshly squeezed zumo juices. For a sweet treat, there are plenty of great options to choose from, so check out the fruit-filled croissants, filled donuts, or carrot cake.
Carrer de l'Ambaixador Vich, 15, 46002 València, Valencia, Spain
Federal Valencia is a stylish café located in the heart of Valencia and has many other locations throughout Spain. This cozy spot is known for its excellent coffee roasted on-site and dedicated study spaces perfect for getting work done or having a small meeting. Enjoy a cafe bombon, flat white, affogato, or cappuccino with one of their freshly baked croissants or muffins. For a savory breakfast try the morning bacon burger which contains lettuce, tomato, a fried egg, bacon, and grilled onions. Don’t miss the french toast with berries, pistachios, mascarpone, and salted caramel as a sweet treat.