It’s a Spanish
tradition to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee after a hard day at work. In Valencia, coffee shops abound and can be spotted on almost every street corner. This guide will give travelers a glimpse into the very best 10 coffee shops that reflect the cosmopolitan nature of this vibrant city and its passionate affair with casual coffee culture.
Mayan Coffees has adventurous decorations filled with coffee bags hanging from the walls and an all-encompassing mystical Aztec feel. In fact, the theme for this cafe is inspired by Guatemalan culture and is enhanced by the panoramic view of the historical Towers of Quart. Professional baristas consistently deliver a great drink, as well as a spectacular location that will enable travelers to visit the Botanic Gardens and the Central Market just a few steps away.
Address: Mayan Coffees, Carrer de Murillo, 54, València, Valencia, Spain, +34 722 78 84 33
Ubik Cafe is more of a bookstore that happens to serve coffee instead of the other way around. At Ubik patrons can purchase a book, indulge in a cup of coffee, and participate in a literary workshop all under the same roof! The cafe also features a large space designed for kids and there are interesting events happening regularly, such as as wine tastings, novel and comic presentations and more.
Address: Ubik Cafe, Calle del Literato Azorín, 13, Valencia, Spain, +34 963 74 12 55
The peculiar name for this coffee shop has an even more peculiar history behind it. The innovative design features an open floor plan with a library where customers can enjoy their cup of coffee while looking at an array of books, crafts and postcards. The trendy and creative ambiance is enhanced by the use of a series of vinyl records for decoration.
Address: Slaughterhouse, Carrer de Dénia, 22, València, Valencia, Spain, +34 963 28 77 55
Saona is entirely themed in the image of the Balearic island of Fomentera in the Mediterranean, known for its crystal-clear waters and sunny blue skies. Saona is an idyllic spot to enjoy a quiet morning: the extensive food menu is also great here and the hamburgers are delicious.
Address: Saona, 46015, Av. de les Corts Valencianes, 26, 46015 Valencia, Spain, +34 960 72 99 15
Cappuccino Grand Cafe
Located in the middle of emblematic Plaza de la Reina, Cappuccino Grand Cafe has garnered a rather large following thanks to its varied coffee selection. The flavors customers will encounter here range from chocolate to whipped cream and vanilla ice cream: the hot chocolate and the Italian cappuccinos are especially tasteful. Enjoy a midday stop at this lovely cafe, known for its elegant decor and truly European setting.
Address: Cappuccino Grand Cafe, Plaça de la Reina, Valencia, Spain, +34 963 15 21 43
Even though the coffee here is nothing short of pure greatness, Valencianos line up at Valor to get a sweet taste of the beloved churros con chocolate. Valor is open year-round but is an especially perfect stop for travelers visiting in the winter. It also has an in-store shop where patrons can purchase their favorite chocolate confections to take home.
Address: Valor, Plaça de la Reina, 20, Valencia, Spain, +34 963 15 21 98
L’espresso Cafe is the place to go for travelers looking for excellent coffee served in a rustic setting. Owner Lola Martinez Herrero makes sure to transmit her passion for coffee into each cup she serves and the joint is located near the historic landmark of Plaza de la Reina
Address: L’espresso Cafe, Calle de La Paz, Valencia, Spain, +34 961 13 29 97
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El Cafe de Camilo
El Cafe de Camilo is an authentic representation of what it means to have a casual coffee in Spain. El Cafe de Camilo is the perfect place to kick back and relax. Each cafe also features a store section full of bespoke products for those who prefer to be transported to that special place from the comfort of their own home.
Address: El Cafe de Camilo, Carrer de Rubén Darío, 16, Valencia, Spain, +34 963 69 05 71
Cafe Infanta is like no other cafe in the city of Valencia. The exquisite architecture that is the main draw of this cafe still stands in glorious Moorish fashion. Customers will also catch paintings of film icons such as Marilyn Monroe and Lauren Bacall on the walls.
Address: Cafe Infanta, Plaza del Tossal, 3, Valencia, Spain, +34 963 92 16 23