The Canary Islands are known for their almost perfect weather and hot days all year round. The sunny shores of Gran Canaria, with the light touch of a summer ocean breeze, are a perfect places to start your day, while slowly tasting excellent coffee and light baked goods and sitting on an open terrace and looking out over the beautiful ocean. Here are 10 of the best spots to try.
Grill El Cenador
Located in the Mall Las Olas, Grill El Cenador offers a romantic view of the bay from their balcony, while giving you the opportunity to taste excellent authored food. The menu at Grill El Cenador focuses on diverse Galician cuisine with international fusion. You will find here specialities such as toasted bread with tomato and olive oil, shrimp avocado, Guijuelo Pata Negra ham, smoked Norwegian salmon, Andalusian gazpacho and Galician octopus. The fish is caught locally and served while they are fresh and juicy. Juan Díaz Rodríguez 31, CC Las Olas 6a, Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria, +34 928 72 65 77
Dedicated to celebration of the flavorsome Indonesian cuisine, Restaurant Bali will surprise you with their excellent selection of the Indonesian kitchen with different spices and flavors. Located inside the Costa Meloneras Hotel, Bali features a classic interior that creates a nice, welcoming atmosphere, whereas attentive service will make you feel comfortable. The menu at Bali Restaurant is designed by native Indonesian chefs, who have carefully combined exotic flavors and matched them with a fine wine selection.
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Grill Costa Mar is a small family-run restaurant, located in a quiet area, away from busy streets. Grill Costa Mar specializes in fresh and juicy seafood, with the main focus on the regional Basque cuisine. The restaurant features an open terrace, where you can enjoy outstanding views of Gran Canaria’s Marina, while drinking a cocktail or hot coffee.
Restaurante La Tapita suggests you to relax and enjoy a nice homely atmosphere in the south of the island. It is renowned internationally for its simple yet delicious selection of traditional authentic Spanish tapas. The restaurant offers no set menu, you have to choose from what is fresh and prepared on the day. However, the dedication and professionalism of the members of staff will not leave you disappointed. La Tapita Los Jose’s is frequented by many locals, which is always a good sign. Order a set of five to six dishes to taste and a bottle of wine, and enjoy your Spanish holiday.
The Lighthouse Breakfast Brunch and Tapas definitely lives up to its name, as it serves some of the best coffee in Tenerife, and will become a perfect spot for a lazy and late breakfast. It also features a small library where you can enjoy your quiet breakfast while reading a book. The menu of the café offers an excellent selection of teas, gourmet sandwiches and yummy cakes. Try their refreshing and fresh smoothies and juices and fine sandwich selection. Avenida Maritima, Arguineguin, Mogan, Gran Canaria, Spain, +34 673 61 79 07
Café Sol y Luna
Cafe, Restaurant, Spanish
Established in 1985, Café Sol y Luna has achieved a high level of their quality service. It is best visited for late breakfast or brunch, when the café’s special sandwiches and cooling ice cream range is served. Do drop by the café if you are visiting the nearby market in Morgan. Café Sol y Luna can offer you the best smoothies and fresh juices in Mogan, as well as an open terrace with some stunning views and pleasant setting on the harbor.
Cappuccino House is known to be Gran Canaria’s most tasteful place. Located in Playa del Inglès, it will draw you in with the pleasant service of the staff members, so you will want to come here again and again during your visit. The owners Mara and Fernando make great coffee and have a variety of meat and vegetarian sandwiches for everyone, as well as an extensive range of freshly-made paninis. It is a non-complicated place with lovely open terrace and seating inside, where you can enjoy a quick brunch. Avda Alfereces Provisionales, 31, Las Palmas, Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria