I just came back from beautiful Malaga and I can tell you that this city stole my heart. With upcoming coffee shops, beautiful weather and a lot to do, this a such a great travel destination.
This Spanish city in Andalusia stole my heart for several reasons. I mean the city is so beautiful. The buildings, lot’s of green and very easy to go around. Next to that the weather and the food. But most of all it was the people that I met. Coffee enthusiast with so much passion and ready to build a specialty coffee community. Looking forward to my next visit.
It’s been almost six years that I was in Malaga for the first, and last, time. I was here for a Spanish course (although I didn’t learn that much). I choose Malaga, because there was the city and the beach, like Barcelona. But I wanted to see “real” Spain and that’s why I traveled to the south to improve my Spanish. The language school was based in the mountains and I don’t know what went wrong, but I haven’t seen anything of the city. Such a pity. I also didn’t had very good memories about the city. I am happy I went back and I gave Malaga a second change.
Take a day trip to Ronda
Who thinks there isn’t good coffee in Malaga, has it wrong. I mean it’s still a small culture, but a very strong one. That’s what I noticed when I spend time with the passionated coffee professionals over there. Here are my three favorite places where you can get happily caffeinated.
MIA COFFEE SHOP
The place that is really focusing on coffee on they are doing pretty good. Owners Leo and Mia are putting all their effort and energy in their coffeeshop. The place is small, but you can hang out on the bar while talking with Leo and Mia or sit outside in front of the place. Mia Coffee is roasting their own coffee. Also worth trying is their cold brew. I was amazed. And caffeinated.Plaza de los Mártires Ciriaco y Paula, 4
Mo – Fr: 09.30 – 19.30
Sa: 10.00 – 18.00
This bakery was high on my list, because they are using Nømad Coffee from Barcelona and I was curious how they prepare the coffee. When entering Julia Bakery I felt home. The interior is completely my style. Minimalistic, lot’s of white, lot’s of plants, vintage furniture and amazing details like the world map on the wall. The concept works good with the bakery concept, the smell of fresh baked bread mixed with fresh ground coffee. My oat milk flat white was very good prepared by the owner Borja. I went back a couple of days later and had a well-balanced espresso.Calle Carretería, 44
Mo – Sa: 09.30 – 14.30 & 17.00 – 20.30
I’ve met barista Mario Perello at a cupping at Mia’s Coffee and that’s how I found out about Santa Canela. The next day I went there to try a v60 with my friend. We enjoyed a floral and fruity Ethiopia Sidamo. The day after it was Sunday and luckily Santa Canela was open for my daily caffeine shot and to work on my blog. Mario prepared a uganda flat white with oat milk. I haven’t tried the crepes, but for sure I will do that next time. The smoothies and cakes are also worth to try, which I did. Don’t forget to look next door where you can find the tiny roaster!Calle Tomás Heredia, 5
Mo – Fr: 08.00 – 20.00
Sa – Su: 09.00 – 15.00 & 17.00 – 20.00