Whether you're searching for the best ice cream on the island, or a quiet garden-like cafe, discover the best of Mallorca at these five cafes.
Imagine a traditional Spanish cafe, decorated with precious petals sitting in antique cups and ancient flower pots. If you can envision this romantic fairytale atmosphere,, than you can imagine the energy and peaceful atmosphere of Temple Natura. This urban oasis sits underneath fruit trees, which also contains a bio wellness shop. Serving vegan cuisine, it's the perfect cafe for food or to chill out with a homemade iced tea. Diners discover an array of cafe drinks, beverages and healthy meals served with some of the freshest produce in Spain. The cafe features frequent music and alternative health and healing events.
Carrer Temple, 07011, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca, Spain
Cappuccino Grand Cafe - San Miguel
I am normally not a fan of chain cafes; however, the San Miguel Grand Cafe is an exception. Housed in a historic Moorish-style building, the outdoor terrace is symbolic to the charm and aura of Mallorca. Marble tables sit between ancient arched pillars and potted plants, demonstrating the essence of Mallorca's beauty, history and culture. It's the perfect escape for some tapas or a glass of local vino.
Calle San Miguel, 53 Palma de Mallorca, Baleares España
Historic and lively, this cafe/restaurant sits in the heart of Palma in the beloved Placa del Rei Joan Carles I. Operating since 1936, a mix of locals and tourists flock to Bar Bosch to devour some of the best flavors in town. Known for the langostas, these homemade lobster-shaped bread rolls stuffed with some of the best stuff from the land. There are not too many veggie options, but the potato omelet is hearty and filling. The cafe features a mix of indoor and outdoor seating. I recommend sitting outdoors to enjoy the weather and to people watch.
Plaza Rei Joan Carles I, 6 Bajos
07012 Palma de Mallorca
Can Joan de S'aigo
If you're looking for an opportunity where food, culture and history unite, look no further than Can Joan de S'aigo, the oldest cafe in Palma de Mallorca. Specializing in ice cream, locals flock here year round to enjoy this frozen dessert. Almond ice cream originated here, and in fact, the first 20th Century almond mill / ice cream vat remains onsite. With 300 years of history, Can Joan de s’Aigo became one of the oldest, if not the first, ‘chocolatiers’ in Europe. To say the least, this is the place to indulge in sweet and sinful behavior. Today, holiday traditions flourish with eating chocolate and ensaïmadas after Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve and ice cream after Corpus Christi Mass.
Calle Can Sanç, 10
07001 Palma, Islas Baleares
This local chain of Palma bakeries have made and served ensaïmadas since 1910. If you wonder what those big, flat boxes are that you see in the airports or around town, it's likely its a St. Cristo ensaïmada. According to a local baker, the salty sea air is what makes ensaïmadas fluffy and soft since the dough rises differently due to the salt in the air. Explore various flavors such as chocolate, creme, fruit and marzipan. I recommend eating the regular, traditional ensaïmadas and then venture to a specialty flavor like the creme.
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