Continuing with the Spain theme I seem to have continued on the last few weeks let’s take a look at the best coffee Granada has to offer. Unlike many cities where I have a hard time narrowing my favorite spots down to just 5, Granada was easy. These 5 Granada coffee shops easily stand above the rest with their perfectly pulled espresso and artsy café vibes. Try one of all 5 to decide who offers the best coffee in Granada Spain.
The best coffee shops in Granada Spain
1. I NEED Coffee
I NEED Coffee was hands down my favorite coffee shop in Granada. 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 of the offerings.
The prices here are very good with lattes at 1.40 euros, avocado tomato toast at 3.70, and paninis at 4.00. If you come in the morning or for a snack get the café and cake option at just 4.50 euros. The cakes, more like loaves, are homemade, gluten free and vegan…though you wouldn’t be able to tell with how good they taste. I really liked the chocolate cake and ginger walnut. I definitely recommend skipping the other pastry options, croissants, danishes, etc., and getting the homemade cakes. The coffee shop owner, Genaro, is also extremely friendly.
2. Noat Coffee
Noat Coffee may be tiny, 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. 1.30 euros for an americano, 1.80 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 is more of a quick drink or grab and go type spot as the seating is quite limited. The Center of Modern Languages is right next door so don’t be surprised if you see a line of students out the door.
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3. La Finca Coffee
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. Noticing a trend with the “small selection of homemade pastries”? I’ve never been to 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 grandmas kitchen.
If you’re on the hunt for the most Instagramable Granada coffee shop this is your spot. La Finca Coffee makes good use of their 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
Head to Café 4 Gatos if you want a more traditional European café 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. Get the carrot cake if you have a sweet tooth like me.
5. Dulcimena Coffee & Go
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. Like the name suggests, this is more a grab and go type café. Plant based milks are available and you can choose unique brewing methods like V60 or aeropress.
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