The cute and quaint corner café sits in Evissa (Ibiza) town and a short walk to the Ses Figueretes shoreline. I stumbled upon this urban oasis while trying to figure out the bus schedule and trying to find Old Town. Hot from meandering around I decided to cool off with yet another Ibizan smoothie. The café serves everything from salads, sandwiches, raw dessert and energy balls. It is a place to heal thy soul with healthy eating.
I stared at the menu pondering what to eat. I thought, “Should I get a sandwich? No, you need a smoothie. But what if you get hungry later? The sandwich is more filling. It’s only four Euro more.”
Being used to German prices where I can buy a kilo of kale of 2.99 Euro or a cucumber for 0.55-cent Euro still blows my mind. Thanks to the German stubbornness apparently prices have stayed so low because people refuse to pay high prices for produce. (But yet they’ll buy a 30 thousand Euro Audi?) Anyways, pretty much anything healthy in Ibiza comes with a price tag.
I ordered a green smoothie infused with almond butter, kale, and coconut topped with goji berries. This café presents food that should be photographed on the front cover of an organic food snob magazine. The Dutch couple works hard preparing food with love and care while shining their friendly Dutch smiles with the Ibizan sun.
The café features indoor and outdoor seating. The front contains a Buddha-setup, which has Moroccan-style pillows situated underneath a colorful umbrella. It pretty much is every hippie-at-heart’s dream to sit, sip and chat away with friends. But don’t think for a moment the customer base is just a bunch of free-spirited hippies. Many European cultures have a priority on health, so you’ll see average and chic people who want to consume healthy foods while supporting a small business. At times in the States, this type of culture stereotypes a certain category of people – either patchouli-smelling dreadlock hippies or Anthropologie-wanna-bes. Anyways, the place is a cool place to chill, grab some delicious grub or drink some locally-made Kombucha.
To sign off with some words of wisdom from Don’t Panic It’s Organic just look at the bathroom sign that says:
"Men to the LEFT
Women are always RIGHT."
Don’t Panic It’s Organic
Find them on the corner of Carrer de Jacint Verdaguer and Avenida D’ Espana 61 07800 Ibiza Town, Ibiza, Spain
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