Looking for the best cafes in Granada, Spain? These spots are ideally situated by tourist sights and offer top-quality coffee and treats!
Those familiar with Abroad with Ash will already know one of the first things I do in a city is scout out the best coffee shops.
Unlike many cities where I have a hard time narrowing down my favorites to just 5, Granada was easy. These Granada coffee shops easily stand above the rest with their perfectly pulled espresso and artsy cafe vibes.
I've made sure to include cafes that are close to tourist sights so visitors will never be far from a quality coffee.
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1. I NEED Coffee
One of the best cafes in Granada for friendly service and gluten-free/vegan cakes
I NEED Coffee was one of my favorite cafes in Granada, Spain. It checked all my boxes of what makes a coffee shop a winner.
There was plenty of seating if you wanted to chat with friends or hang out and work. The flat white was perfectly made with espresso from the top local coffee roaster, La Finca, and the coffee menu offered everything from traditional americanos, to dirty chai lattes, and mocha frappes.
I NEED Coffee also offered a nice food menu. Build your own breakfast toast with an assortment of topping options, mozzarella tomato panini, chicken tikki and sweet corn sandwich, and smoothies are just a few options.
The prices here are very good with a flat white at €2.70, avocado tomato toast €3.90, paninis €4.20, and smoothies €5.
The cakes, more like loaves, are homemade, gluten-free and vegan…though you wouldn’t be able to tell by the taste. I really liked the chocolate cake and ginger walnut.
I recommend skipping the other pastry options, croissants, danishes, etc., and opting for the homemade cakes.
The coffee shop owner, Genaro, is also extremely friendly.
2. Noat Coffee
The best Granada cafe for alternative milks and latte art
Noat Coffee may be small, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in love and quality. Each drink is made with the utmost care…it’s one of the few places that rocked latte art with oat milk.
If you’re an American and used to paying $5 or more for a latte you won’t believe the prices. €1.60 for an americano, €2.30 for a flat white.
Like the size of this Granada coffee shop, the pastry selection is small, but everything is homemade and absolutely outstanding.
Tasty gluten-free and vegan options are usually available as well as yogurt bowls with fresh fruit. If they have the cinnamon rolls snag one before they’re gone!
Noat Coffee has limited seating inside (both table and counter), but there are some steps outside where you can enjoy your coffee and snack.
The Center of Modern Languages is right next door so don’t be surprised if you see a line of students out the door.
3. La Finca Coffee
My favorite coffee shop by the Granada cathedral
La Finca Coffee makes the best coffee Granada has to offer as they roast their own beans and provide many of the restaurants and coffee shops in Granada with their beans.
Creative drinks like beet and matcha lattes are offered alongside a small selection of homemade pastries and cakes.
Notice a trend with the “small selection of homemade pastries”? I’ve never been to a city that takes as much pride and care with their homemade treats. Every single coffee shop on this list had stellar baked goods that appeared to come straight out of grandma's kitchen.
If you’re on the hunt for the most Instagrammable Granada coffee shop, this is your spot. La Finca Coffee makes good use of its small space utilizing narrow counters along the windows with stools.
Every time I walked by the shop was full of customers sitting and chatting. The location is perfect for sightseeing as it’s smack dab in the center of Granada right around the corner from the cathedral.
4. Cafe 4 Gatos
One of the best cafes in Granada for a local vibe and carrot cake
Head to Café 4 Gatos if you want a more traditional European cafe with a simple menu and laidback vibe. Like most Granada cafes, the space is small but they do have several tables and chairs outside.
The location is calm and quiet, nestled in the Albaicin quarter. It’s the perfect spot to slowly sip your espresso and have a moment with your thoughts. A small menu is offered with breakfast toasts and sandwiches along with beer and wine.
Try the carrot cake if you have a sweet tooth like me.
5. Dulcimena Coffee & Go
One of the best cafes in Granada for cold brew
Sticking with the trend of Granada coffee shops, Dulcimena Coffee & Go has a tiny footprint and offers excellent coffee and treats. They are especially known for their cold brew and muffins.
As the name suggests, this is more a grab-and-go cafe.
Plant-based milks are available and you can choose unique brewing methods like V60 or aeropress.
These are my absolute favorite cafes in Granada. The ones I find myself returning to again and again. Each of these spots are close to the top tourist attractions, offers quality coffee, and friendly service.