If you prefer your cafes with a slightly grungy, alternative vibe, check out this quirky spot tucked away down a little street at the north end of El Carmen. There’s a programme of cultural events including language exchanges, and a family-friendly atmosphere. If the weather’s good there’s plenty of outdoor seating, and the vaulted space indoors is cosy and welcoming with its eclectic decor. This place transforms into a bar in the evening; there’s local Turia beer on tap, all kinds of snacks and tapas available. It’s named after the El Carmen Convent Museum across the street, which has free, temporary exhibition spaces open to the public, set in a stunning 13th-century monastery.
Many cafes in Valencia transform into bars after dark. Photo courtesy of Valencia Tourism