The Best Cafés and Coffeeshops in Burgos, Spain

Los Bizcochos de Carol, Burgos
Los Bizcochos de Carol, Burgos | Courtesy of Los Bizcochos de Carol, Burgos
Photo of Esme Fox
2 January 2018

If you’re visiting the city of Burgos in Castilla y León, you’ll discover lots of great places for eating and drinking. Here are some of our favourite coffeeshops, perfect for a hot drink and slice of cake.

Café España

Cafe, Pastries, $$$
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Café España, Burgos
Visit the historic Café España in Burgos | © Café España, Burgos
Café España is the oldest café in Burgos, founded back in 1921. Decorated with old-fashioned lamps, mirrors, artwork and statues, it has an artistic and bohemian feel of the 1920s. A great spot for a cup of coffee and a piece of cake, Café España also holds cultural afternoons where you can listen to live jazz, blues and flamenco, as well as poetry nights and small theatrical productions.

Chocolatería Valor Burgos

Cafe, Pastelaria, Pastries, Spanish, $$$
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chocolate con churros
Chocolate con churros | © Xavi Talleda / Wikimedia Commons

One of Burgos’ best chocolate cafés is of course the famous chain café, Chocolatería Valor. Located right next to the Cathedral, it has both seating indoors and outdoors on the terrace. It’s an ideal spot for breakfast, serving steaming cups of thick hot chocolate with churros (long doughnut like fingers), toasts with ham, cheese or tomato and frothy mugs of coffee.

Juarreño

Pastry Shop, Bar, Pastries, Spanish, Pub Grub, French, $$$
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Juarreño, Burgos
Juarreño, Burgos | Courtesy of Grupo Juarreño

Situated on Plaza Mayor, Juarreño is a trendy pastry shop with bare-stone walls, cosy wooden booths and unique lighting made from hessian and thatch. It serves a delectable range of sweet treats from chocolate chip cookies to apricot tarts, Viennese whirls, Danish pastries and delicate French petit four cakes.

Viva la Pepa

Cafe, Smoothie Bar, Restaurant, Pastries, Spanish, Tapas, Vegetarian
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Courtesy of Viva la Pepa | Burgos
Viva la Pepa is a chic little café, located between the Cathedral and the Espolón. Decorated all in white, it serves breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks, while at night it turns into a bar selling cocktails. For breakfast, order croissants, juices, coffees and toasts, and for main meals try their tapas offerings, international dishes and even vegetarian plates. It’s also a great spot for a coffee, frappée, milkshake or smoothie with friends.

Café Ibáñez Chocolateria

Cafe, Pastries, Spanish, Coffee
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Chocolate
Chocolate | © Luisa Contreras / Flickr

Another great spot for chocolate con churros, Café Ibáñez Chocolateria is a chic and cosy little café with whitewashed-brick walls and patterned tiles on the floor. As well as thick cups of hot chocolate, they serve homemade cakes, filled baguettes, muffins and croissants.

Los Bizcochos de Carol

Deli, Bakery, Pastries, Spanish
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Los Bizcochos de Carol, Burgos
Los Bizcochos de Carol, Burgos | Courtesy of Los Bizcochos de Carol, Burgos

A top spot for homemade cakes and sweet treats in Burgos is Los Bizcochos de Carol. A cute little spot, it serves everything from chocolate and almond cookies and peach cupcakes to a variety of quiches, apple pie, brownies and cheesecakes. It’s the perfect place for an afternoon pick-me-up after a day seeing the sights of the city.