The Little Ibiza – more like the amazing Buddha – was the first stop on my Ibiza itinerary. I checked into my apartment located on the north end of Playa D’en Bossa and meandered the boardwalk into the Ibizan town coastline. In the distance, I noticed flowered bushes with vibrant umbrellas waving tassels in the wind. I thought, “What is this place?”
Upon entering the café corridors, it was love at first hippie sight. Sparkling Ganesh statues, ambient music, multi-colored seat cushions and Buddha made me telepathically scream, “Jesus, I am home.” Operating out of a tiny white Spanish-style apartment building, my soul sang as I grabbed a front row table that offers seaside views.
The Little Ibiza is not a vegetarian café. They serve meat, but offer plenty of veg-friendly items. In the mood for something light, I ordered the hummus, pita and veggie platter for five euro. I waited for my food while gazing at the turquoise ocean. I thought, “Wow after ten years, I’m finally in Ibiza.” I feel that humans who are naturally attracted to places are so for a reason.
The Little Ibiza confirmed my love for the ocean, sun, lounge music and healthy street side cafes. I mean, come on, how awesome is it to sit outside in 80-degree weather and stare at the ocean while the sun beams life-force energy upon us?
I looked at a sign adjacent to my table that said, “Dance, Love and Live.” Yes, this seems to be the vibe of Ibiza. A Spanish guy sat at the table next to me, ordered a liter of Sangria and lit up his cigarette. He only gazed at the ocean and did not seem worried about one stressful thought or how cigarettes and alcohol are intoxicating on the system. It reminded me that all island and coastal towns I’ve been to have the same laidback, “live in the now” mentality.
Upon the arrival of my plate, I noticed two styles of hummus. The left seemed to have a bit of a spice-kick while infused with cumin. The right was a regular hummus – both delicious and tasty with a unique flavor. The café sits in a quiet area of town and the relaxing atmosphere is as soothing as the ocean. The café offers indoor and outdoor seating combining an electric yet relaxing atmosphere. The menu offers an array of Spanish tapas and Asian specialties. Other vegetarian options include egg rolls, veggie burger with potatoes and salads.
When looking for a great place to “reside” for a drink or eat – stop at the Little Ibiza. Happy hours are before 6pm and Trip Advisor reviews are positive.
To sign off, here’s a little inspiration I read on the walls of Little Ibiza:
“Live life. It’s heaven on Earth.”
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The Little Ibiza
Paseo de Figueretas, 07807 Ibiza Town, Ibiza, Spain
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