I should have written this post much much earlier! However, now I know where to have your perfect breakfast in Valencia!
The short answer: La Más Bonita, Holbox Brunch & Kitchen, and Elixir are the go-to breakfast spots in Valencia.
A few things to consider before you go
- The typical Valencian breakfast is a cup of coffee and a tomato toast. You should probably try it once, but there are more interesting options in the city.
- Usually, you have to be seated (unless there are plenty of tables available).
- Contrary to Barcelona, you can feel the vibes of traditional breakfast with locals even in the city center.
- If you are feeling hungry, I wouldn’t recommend heading to a traditional bar – Spanish people aren’t used to having plentiful breakfasts.
Now, let’s dive right into the topic!
My Top 7 Breakfast Spots in Valencia in 2023
1. La Más Bonita
Definitely, worth its name (translates to “The best one”, “The loveliest one”). They have different spots on Valencia map:
- Mercado Colón (center)
- Ruzafa (close to the center)
- Patacona (the beach).
They also have a small “chiringuito” bar right on the beach in the summertime.
Even though their rating on Google could be better, this is overall the best bet. They have a solid breakfast – try “Huevos revueltos con salmón y bácon” (it is not always on the menu so it’s better to ask them directly), good coffee, and amazing pastries!
Helpful tip This coffee shop could be crowded on weekends!
2. Café Federal
They were the first coffee shop in Valencia to rock a modern interior, serving up awesome specialty coffee, poached eggs, smoked salmon brioche, pastrami, pancakes, avocado goodies, and other snacks.
What is specialty coffee? That's just a fancy term for high-quality beans that have been grown, harvested, processed, and brewed with a whole lot of care and attention. It's like the difference between a generic store-brand soda and a craft root beer. Basically, it's coffee that's been given some extra love.
If you’re in the Old Town of Valencia, you’ve got to check this place out.
4. HOLBOX Brunch café & Kitchen
This brand-new coffee shop right in the city center instantly won me over. With tons of tasty and healthy breakfast options, it’s a solid spot to kick off the day. Take a look at some items on the menu:
- Griec bowl
- Toasts: Triple tomato, hummus, avocado, salmon
- Eggs Benedict, French toast, sandwiches
- Brunch: Healthy patats bravas, salads, bowls, noodles, etc
5. Elixir Arrancapins
It’s my go-to spot on Saturday mornings when I drop my daughter off at her theater class. Their avocado toast is the best in town! I always order two portions, and sometimes the waiter gets confused, thinking it’s for two people. They have specialty coffee, too!
6. Banana Beach
Another awesome spot if you’re hitting the beach. Plus, they’re on a street that’s super shady in the mornings, which is a lifesaver on those scorching summer days. Definitely give their “Tostada con pavo y aguacate” (that’s toast with turkey and cream cheese) a shot.
For brunch, they’ve got a bunch of bowls, snacks, wine – you definitely won’t leave with an empty stomach!
Also, if the closest La Más Bonita has a line, you can always swing by Banana Beach Café.
7. Milk and Butter
It is the kind of spot you’ll want to visit more than once. It’s a cozy breakfast establishment where the crew takes food seriously – think artsy dishes that taste like nostalgia. Sometimes it might get busy, so maybe reserve a spot. They’ve got a crazy-good range of dishes, so there’s always something new to try. Catch you there?
Other worthy spots
- FAV COFFEE. Specialty coffee, avocado toast, friendly owners. See on the map
- Nisia. Rather small but the coffee + banana cake (pan de plátano) are gorgeous. See on the map
- Kaffeina. Bagels with a twist from Argentina. See on the map
P.S.: Here is the photo of a typical Spanish breakfast: