Solo or sombra? Corto or nube? However you like your coffee, you’ll find a noisy neighbourhood spot to take it in our pick of the best cafés in Velez-Malaga…
The rituals around when and what to eat tend to be fairly set in stone in Andalucia. Coffee here in Velez-Malaga is taken at three times during the day: first thing in the morning, at 11am and for merienda (around 17.00hrs). Quite often merienda is coffee or hot chocolate with something sweet. Needless to say the choice of cafés where you can take it is pretty endless.
Cafés in Velez-Malaga
Café Bar Toto
A great location (next to the town hall) and comfy seating makes this an ideal place to stop for breakfast or a coffee. The décor is old school Spanish but has trendy touches to bring it up-to-date with a flair.
Address: Plaza de las Carmelitas, 13, Tel: 609 52 41 84. Open: Mon-Fri 7.30 – 21.00hrs, Sat 9.00 – 14.00hrs, Sun Closed.
La Bella Julieta
The newest addition to the coffee scene in Velez is this small Malagueño chain. Simply the best thing about this coffee shop is the children’s playarea – a softplay type area. All local mothers cry hurrah. There’s also charging stations for mobiles and a rather lovely decorated area with booth seating too. The menu tries but misses the mark however it’s great to see some variety being tried. There’s a variety of coffees, juices, salads, sandwiches, cakes and waffles.
Address: Av. de las Naciones, 16, 29700 Vélez-Málaga, Málaga. Open: Mon-Fri 8.00 – 21.00hrs, Sat-Sun 9.00 – 21.00hrs. La Bella Julieta Facebook Page.
Treinta & Trës
At the end of Calle Parque Andalucia and conveniently close to the bus station is Cafe & Tapas 30 y Tres. We have a lot of love for this place – the mismatch furniture, good music, book swap, fresh produces ethos, speedy service and general authentic feel. This IS an andalucian cafe/bar with serviettes littering the foot of the bar, jamon on the counter, coffee cups lined up and a busy terrace. Breakfasts, tapas, lunch and supper is served.
Address: Avenida de la Estación S/N (Junto al Mercado de Mayoristas). Tel: 952 50 11 30 Open: Mon-Sat 6.30 – 23.30hrs, Sun Closed. Treinta & Trës Facebook Page.
Sitting on the edge of Velez this popular café has a relaxed, neighbourhood feel and is a great spot for families and friends to meet. They offer breakfasts, ice cream and cakes alongside more typical tapas-style dishes.
Address: 14 Calle Camino Viejo de Malaga. Tel: 952 51 60 12. Open: Mon – Fri 08.00 – 01.00, Sat 08.00 – 02.00, Sun 15.00 – 01.00hrs
The Blue Bakery
This cereal bar is a welcome change to the norm in Velez. Choose from flavoured milk and every type of cereal you can imagine. The choice doesn’t stop there though, there’s a brunch-type menu that also sits alongside the cereals.
It’s in the ‘new’ part of town so quite handy to the Thursday market, the Supersol shops on Calle Camino Viejo de Malaga.
Address: Calle Camino Viejo de Malaga, 41, 29700 Vélez-Málaga, Málaga. Open: Tue-Fri 09.00 – 13.00hrs/15.30 – 20.00hrs, Sat-Sun 10.00 – 13.00hrs/15.30 – 20.00hrs, Mon Closed. The Blue Bakery Facebook Page.
Offering a mix of traditional and modern tapas this small café in a courtyard has risen in popularity in recent years. It’s a good option after a shop at Mercadona. There’s a large selection of breakfast and tapas dishes as well as snacks and drinks.
Address: Conjunto Residencial, Centro Axarquia, 34 Calle Cristo. Tel: 951 28 44 36. Open: Mon-Sat 08.00 – 23.00hrs, Sun Closed. Cafeteria Zalia Facebook Page.
Located down to the south of the town, this busy cafe is well known for its homemade churros and affordable tapas. There are often good deals to be had when a big football match is on and burgers and kebabs are often on the menu. As it’s slightly out of town you won’t find parking a problem.
Address: 2 Avenida Pablo Iglesias. Tel: 951 28 48 02. Open: Tue-Sun 07.00 – 00.00, Mon Closed. Cafetería Daoiz Facebook Page.
This friendly café sits on the edge of Plaza de las Carmelitas with a spacious outside terrace and plenty of tables and umbrellas to keep the heat of the sun off. It’s a fantastic place to head for a breakfast where they do a reasonable combination deal. They also sell snacks, fresh juices and milkshakes and have a great vantage point from which to watch the world go by.
Address: 8 Plaza de las Carmelitas. Tel: 679 01 44 15. Open: Mon-Fri 07.00 – 22.00hrs, Sat-Sun 09.00 – 21.00hrs
Copas Café La Via
This is a actually a bar by night but it’s a popular café spot, too, as it’s near the Maria Zambrano park. It’s slightly different to the other cafés mentioned here as it has two foosball tables, it opens late at 15.00hrs and closes at 5.00hrs, and gets quite lively at night.
Address: Calle de Arroyo Hondo, 40. Open: Mon-Sat 15.00hrs – 05.00hrs, Sun 15.00 – 00.00hrs.
Maspan Cafetería y Panadería
Café Maspan is a busy spot with tables spilling onto the pathway, overlooking a busy corner near to the bus station. Head here if you have a sweet tooth as they make their own breads, cakes and patisserie. They also serve great coffee and natural juices.
Address: 1 Plaza Reyes Catolicos. Tel: 951 25 80 52. Open: Mon-Sat 07.00 – 18.00hrs, Sun Closed. Maspan Cafetería y Panadería Facebook Page.