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Cafe, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
FEATURES
Highchairs Available, Accepts Visa, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went there for breakfast. The breakfast plate with 1,5 bread and different pates and marmalades, and a coffee/drink was only 3,50 euro. Simple but cheap and a bit different from other places. Would have been nice to get presentation what the different pates consisted...of (but now we had to use our tasting buds to identify it which also is nice). Some outside seatings and many tables inside in the restaurant and shop.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great artisan place. Menu del dia €11 fab value & delicious. Will come back for a flaming chorizo. Staff lovely & helpful

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would never have found this place,or even thought to come in had I seen it, had it not been for Tripadvisor. But what a find! Amazing coffee and then just toast with a range of spreads, quirkily served in an egg box. And fantastic...value! Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 7 March 2024 via mobile

Called in for a snack on recommendation and not that hungry. Tried two of their dishes and both bursting with flavour. Will be returning on an empty stomach!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 26 February 2024 via mobile

A popular spot for breakfast, queued out the door. Menus all in Spanish. No choice for breakfast; it was €3 for a slice of toast with a cardboard egg carton of toppings that included 3 meat (think whipped chorizo), tomato, marmalade, apple sauce and butter....A lovely coffee was also included in the price! Absolute bargain. The setting is quirky with lots of kitchen items for sale but more of a bric-a-brac style. Nice local spot, a hidden gem. Wouldn't be the same if it had lots of tourists.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 18 February 2024

Small and cosy restaurant. Very good tapas, but very big portions, so could have done with less. Vino tinto de la casa was cheap and good. Would go back.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 22 January 2024 via mobile

Wow! Most impressed. I too stumbled across it, it looks more like an antique shop than a place to eat. The house white wine was lovely (house red or white is all the options 😃). I had the tuna with tomato’s, pork Malaga style and...fresh anchovies in lemon and olive oil. All very tasty. I’d definitely return if I could find it again!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 10 September 2023

Tucked away down a side passageway is this great place for breakfast. Get there early - you won't be sorry!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 9 August 2023 via mobile

We came across the restaurant looking for somewhere for lunch on our last day. The menu is short but contains some wonderful items. The tortilla, chorizo, Morocco chicken and tomato with tuna were exceptional and very reasonably priced with house wine €14

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 19 June 2023 via mobile

Brilliant atmosphere and friendly staff, great food experience! Love seeing the vintage decorations here in the cafe!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 10 April 2023 via mobile

Very friendly staff and delicious food! We aren’t locals but the waitress ensured that we fully understood what we could order and explained everything in detail. The food was 10/10 and the prices are more than fair. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 8 November 2022 via mobile

A little hidden place, but very relaxt. I can absolutely recommend this place . Tortilla , chorizo and cheese coffee and sweets were spot on! Gracias ! Hasta la proxima !

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 9 May 2022 via mobile

Beautiful little cafe with an imaginative breakfast offering at incredible value. Well worth a visit. Seating inside and out, efficient service, pleasant staff.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 5 May 2022 via mobile

Lovely breakfast, with delicious hot home made bread and an array of very fresh dips/tapenades/honey….the best coffee we had in Malaga too in a fantastic Antiques shop….well worth a visit

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 10 November 2021 via mobile

A must visit , small traditional tapas bar. Excellent service , had to queue but it’s a popular place to eat so that was nothing . Breakfast was simple, home made Pates served in and egg box with a large piece and a half of...toast .we found the presentation quirky and charming. Definitely would recommend to anyone visiting Malaga.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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CariW3401
4 December 2017|
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Response from jcrichton | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if lunch as such is served but excellent tapas are available up until it closes at 4.00pm
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nsl123
29 November 2017|
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Response from jcrichton | Reviewed this property |
If it is the Malaga Ibis Centro it is no more than a 8-10 minute walk - use Google maps to plot a route for you - restaurant is across the dry (usually) river bed from the hotel.
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Johny S
6 July 2017|
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Response from A J | Reviewed this property |
We also stayed at that hotel and the restaurant isn't far from there. Quite hard to find though since it's down one of the numerous alleys. Ask for a map at the hotel and they'll probably help you find the way. The hotel... More
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