Ronda is home to a number of fantastic cafés, offering everything from fresh fruit juice and decadent hot chocolate, to homemade cakes and sweet treats. Read on for our pick of the best cafés and coffeehouses in this beautiful Spanish town.
Café de Agata
Cafe, Spanish, $$$
Start the day with a Nutella crepe at Café de Agata; Marco Verch/flickr | Marco Verch/flickr
Located in the heart of the El Mercadillo neighbourhood, Café de Agata is one of the most popular spots in Ronda for breakfast and merienda, the Spanish version of afternoon tea. Its standout dish is a generously-sized Nutella crepe, whilst customers also praise the fresh juices and the friendly service.
La Chocolaterie is famous for its chocolate brownies and hot chocolate; skeeze/pixabay | skeeze/pixabay
Chocolate lovers visiting Ronda will want to check out La Chocolaterie, as many locals claim that it does the thickest, tastiest and most decadent hot chocolate in town. The homemade brownies are also hugely popular, and if you fancy a bit of everything there’s a sweet tapas “tasting” menu for just €3.50 ($4.30).
Offering a good selection of cakes and pastries and serving a superb cup of coffee, Granier is a great spot for breakfast or merienda. The bread is freshly baked each morning and there’s a varied sandwich menu if you’re stopping by for a light lunch whilst sightseeing. Clients also rate the price-quality relationship.
Start the day with a milkshake at La Bicicleta; skeeze/pixabay | skeeze/pixabay
For some of the friendliest service in Ronda, head to La Bicicleta, a quirky and imaginatively decorated hangout in Ronda‘s “new” part of town on the northern side of El Tajo. Everything here is lovingly homemade, with the crepes, waffles and tarts singled out for praise almost as much as the charming waiting staff.
Though not technically a café, Hotel Don Miguel nevertheless deserves to feature here because it is the most spectacularly-appointed place in Ronda to enjoy a coffee. Its stunning outside terraces cling to the side of the El Tajo gorge and offer an incomparable perspective on the mighty Puente Nuevo. Please note that the opening hours shown below are approximate.
“Your Sweet Corner” does exactly what its name suggests: provides a delicious range of sweet treats such as tarts, pastries and homemade cakes, along with teas, coffee and juices. Particularly popular are the hot chocolate and the ice cream, both of which can be savoured in a modern and light-filled interior. A must-visit if you’re a fan of the merienda.
The funky and retro La Sastrería is a popular breakfast and merienda spot for both locals and visitors alike. Customers here rate the coffee and the tostadas (the open toasties that are a breakfast staple in Spain) for the first meal of the day, whilst the choice of crepes and waffles make Sastrería just as viable an option for a late afternoon refuel.