Bar, Spanish, $$$
Valencia’s famous Art Deco food palace, the Central Market, is home to over a thousand stalls packed with fresh local produce. It’s more of a place to shop than eat – there’s a restriction on the number of places selling cooked food, in an effort to stop tourism from hollowing out the popular market. But it does have one gem of a café-bar that’s known as one of the best spots for almuerzo in town, serving gourmet versions of bocadillos and perfectly cooked Spanish omelette with fresh coffee and orange juice. In a stunning location, the classy Central Bar is one of several eateries owned by famous local chef Ricard Camarena, appearing in the Michelin Guide thanks to its excellent quality. There’s a daily menu of light meals and snacks using seasonal produce. Get there early on a Saturday as seats are few.