Coffee and Lunch Hotspots in Palma de Mallorca
Palma de Mallorca got me all surprised. I never thought the city would be this beautiful. The huge warm-colored castle, together with the harbor and sea view, gives an amazing visual for the eyes. Not to forget about the number of palm trees and colorful flowers around the city. I was also astonished by the trendy coffee and lunch hotspots in Palma. The city is vibrant and stylish – it’s exactly what I seek in a city.
Let’s go through the hotspots that I found to have a trendy coffee and lunch within the capital of the Balearic Islands!
I can’t recall how many mornings I sat down here to do some work behind my macbook. Arabay is the coolest coffee bar right in the middle of the center, close to Plaça Major. A chic Scandinavian interior design and they got a bunch of really good baristas. I enjoyed my mornings here, catching up with Gmail and doing some Instagramming. After a week, I think the baristas were even expecting me around 8 o’clock.
Simple SMART FOOD Bar
The first Simple Smart Food Bar I came across was during a random walk in Santa Catalina, a popular neighborhood in the west area of Palma. A new concept of smart fast food. Healthy fast food to be precise, how good does that sound? They have a menu full of juices, salads, and sandwiches. You can even book a picnic with them! I loved to relax and read a book in their window seat. There is a second “Simple Smart” in the city center which is good for some takeaway food.
If you’re looking for a cute and intimate breakfast and lunch spot in Palma, I would say “La Molienda” is your place. Their indoor space is small and cozy. To create some extra space, they creatively put together a wooden furniture piece that has different layers to sit on. I also love how they only use local, seasonal and organic ingredients. Their outdoor space is perfect for a Sunday brunch with your loved one.
Another lunch hotspot in Santa Catalina, and hot it is, because there might be a line in the weekends. It’s located next to the Mercat that the neighborhood is known for. They serve the typical hipster food, like smashed avocado on toast and bagels.
A cute bakery with again a Scandinavian interior design (the Spanish must be crazy for minimalism). The cakes that they showcase make your salivary glands go crazy, I can promise you that. They also have a fine menu for lunch: lots of eggs, sandwiches and salads. Must try: banoffee pie!