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Coolest cafes in Palma 2018

Grab a coffee and so much more with the latest breed of cafes in Palma!

Jose Rains | Mallorca Reporter | Published: 4 Apr 2018


Coolest cafes in Palma 2018

Café culture is a huge part of Spanish life, so coffee addicts will be delighted to know that they will be able to find a place to drink their favourite brew on almost every street corner in Palma.

A decade ago, cafes were quite basic and dated. Back then, the quality of the coffee was the most important thing. Don’t get me wrong, if this is what you want, you can still visit a traditional Spanish coffee shop whilst visiting the city - there are plenty still in existence. You will find the coffee tends to be good and very reasonably priced. These places are usually filled with locals and a great way to soak up some authentic Mallorcan way of life.

Today, however, as coffee takes the world by storm, a new breed of coffee shops has arrived in Palma! Some are arty, others are minimalistic and sleek, or perhaps a more comfortable home-away-from-home lounge vibe might be more suitable for you? Either way, there’s certainly something for everyone in this cosmopolitan city. Below are a few of the coolest cafes in Palma. Coffee connoisseurs don’t worry - we promise you will be seduced by the scent of freshly roasted coffee beans in all these establishments.

Coffee house & health food cafes


One of my favourite places to enjoy coffee is within one of the many hybrid coffee house/health food café institutions that have been popping up in Palma. Simple Smart Food which has two locations in Palma, one on Carrer Sant Magi and the other on Plaza Mercat, is a prime example as it serves fresh coffee, cakes and cookies alongside healthy salads, sandwiches and smoothies in a trendy setting. It’s where you will find a variety of people from fitness fanatics, yummy mummies, groups of friends to digital nomads.

Another similar breed of café is La Molienda which can be found on a quiet street off the illustrious La Rambla. This place, although away from the beaten track, has managed to generate a loyal following. It offers a stylish yet casual setting to its patrons and claims to serve the best coffee in town – but we will let you be the judge of that! Alongside your latte, flat white, mocha or whatever other caffeine fix you are after, you can get hold a decent breakfast here, made using local, seasonal and organically-certified ingredients.

Coffee & cake


Coffee and cake is a perfect combination for most people and Rosevelvet Bakery is a New York inspired coffee shop, described by bloggers as Williamsburg in Palma. Whether you are after a New York cheese cake, banana bread or a muffin you will be more than satisfied with the mouthwatering sweet treats this place has on offer. Just be sure to get there as early as you can, as they start to run out of some of their top picks later in the day and we wouldn’t want you to miss out. 

Coffee in a sophisticated setting


Cappuccino Grand Café is one of the most famous coffee houses on the island and has claimed some prime locations around Palma as well as in Port d’Andratx, Valldemossa and Port de Pollença. The new Cappuccino Grand Café in Plaza Cort is the talk of the town at the moment. It’s a part of Hotel Mama, which is a newly renovated architectural gem in the heart of Palma, the latest project and first hotel on the island coming from the Cappuccino brand. The cafe here offers idyllic al fresco seating opposite the magnificent town hall and next to an ancient olive tree. Inside the décor is chic and sophisticated!

If you want to be adventurous, we encourage you to explore the streets of Palma for yourself and discover your own favourite place!

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