The Best Cafes in Córdoba, Spain

| From Coffee Beans to Coffee
Mark Nayler

The beautiful Andalusian city of Córdoba is home to some fantastic cafes. Often boasting lovely outside terraces on which to watch the world go by, they are perfect for stop-offs throughout the day, from morning coffee to afternoon snacks and early-evening cocktails. Here are our favourites. Did you know – Culture Trip now does bookable, small-group trips? Pick from authentic, immersive Epic Trips, compact and action-packed Mini Trips and sparkling, expansive Sailing Trips.

Salon de Té

Situated in a typically-Cordoban courtyard replete with Mezquita-style archways, Salon de Té is one of the city’s most enchanting cafes. It offers a range of infused and herbal teas, Moorish pastries and sweets and good coffee. The Salon can get busy at the weekends with tourists – who are drawn in by its postcard-worthy courtyard – but it’s a great place to stop after dinner or early mornings. The service is highly spoken of and the cafe offers good value for money.

Horno La Tortuga

La Tortuga’s homemade bread is famous in Córdoba

La Tarterie

Head to La Tarterie for the best tarts and cakes in Córdoba

Situated in the heart of the old town, La Tarterie is said by both locals and visitors to Córdoba to sell the best homemade tarts, cakes and cookies in the city. The colourful, decadent sweets are attractively displayed along the counter in glass cabinets in a cosy, vintage-style interior. Though it specialises in desserts, Tarterie also does excellent savoury snacks and its tuna and vegetable empanada – the Spanish take on a Cornish pasty – is particularly tasty. Take-away is available if the small seating area is full.

Cafe Viena

Cafe Viena is sought out for its delicious icecreams

Sought out for its “fabulous” icecreams, the popular Cafe Viena enjoys a prime location on one of old Córdoba’s principal thoroughfares. You can enjoy one of its famed helados in a small, lively inside seating area or on one of the several tables set out on the street in front – a great spot for watching Córdoba come to life as you enjoy breakfast. The coffee, hot chocolate and typical Cordoban pastries are also recommended, and beers and wines are served if you’re stopping off later in the day.

Coffee Away

Coffee Away is said to serve one of the best coffees in Córdoba

Coffee Away is situated about a 15 minute walk north of Córdoba’s historical centre, near the train and bus stations. Coffee-lovers will want to make the pilgrimage, though, as this place is said to do some of the best coffees in town. These can be enjoyed in a trendy, high-ceiligned interior along with one of the cafe’s excellent tarts or pastries. Coffee Away is also known for doing a mean smoothie or milkshake, the latter of which come in imaginative flavours such as “Kit-Kat” and “Mangum’s”. A good range of herbal teas is available as well.

Atrio Cafe

Owing to the fact that this has one of the coolest patios in Córdoba (which is saying something, considering the city is famous for beautiful patios), Atrio Cafe is just as popular for evening cocktails as it is for morning coffees. Orange trees provide this lovely terrace by day and at night its smart tables and chairs are softly illuminated in blue, making it a great spot for a romantic copa. Service is friendly and the coffees and cocktails are reasonably priced.

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