From small, cozy coffeeshops where hipsters sip their lattes to elegant, traditional cafés that have been serving the best classics for many years – Mallorca‘s capital has many attractive cafés to offer that will amaze you with their coffee art, sweet pastries and tasty food. We have created a list of the top cafes in Palma to help you decide where to enjoy your next coffee.

El Perrito

Kitty corner to Mercat de Santa Catalina, El Perrito is a great place to sip a cafe con leche and watch local Mallorquins, British yacht workers and the Scandinavian entrepreneurs mingle. Along with a roster of traditional coffee drinks they offer great breakfasts, ranging from fruit bowls to bagels with salmon. Their sun-filled space will have you feeling right at home.

Carrer d’Anníbal 20
07013 Palma de Mallorca

La Molienda 

Palma’s hippest cafe boasts “the best coffee in town”. Serving up picture-perfect lattes, cappuccinos, and cafes con leche from well-balanced small-batch roasts, this self-awarded accolade is well won. They also have a great menu of ecologically produced and locally sourced food including a great avocado-egg sandwich. Mornings are often packed at La Molienda, so try late afternoons to beat the crowd.

Carrer del Bispe Campins 11
07012 Palma de Mallorca

Lluis Perez Pastisser

This elegant little french cafe has a chic upscale vibe, but the prices are quite reasonable. Coffee and tea is served, along with breads and pastries made on the premises. Make like the and locals and treat yourself to box of their refined tartes and cakes. The raspberry croissant at Lluis Perez is to die for.

Carrer Bonaire 14
07012 Palma de Mallorca

Arabay

Arabay’s three-story flagship store in Palma’s center boasts a cafe, showroom, and training center. For coffee buffs they’ve got it all: espresso, drip, and aeropress, and they roast their own coffee, to boot! Their ample cafe is a great place to meet with groups, and the long hours make it a great place to hunker down and get some work done. They’re open on Sundays, too!

Carrer del Sindicat, 5
07002 Palma de Mallorca

Rata Corner

There’s more to this book store cafe than meets the eye. The project of a local musician, Edy Ponsand lawyer turned editor Miquel Ferrer, Rata corner offers a wide sampling of books in Castellano and Catalan, a well-curated vinyl section and exhibition space. A cup of tea here comes with a strong dose of art and culture.

Carrer dels Hostals 17
07002 Palma de Mallorca

Rosevelvet Bakery

A sweet cafe tucked behind busy La Rambla, Rosevelvet Bakery has a simple modern vibe, top-notch coffee and delectable cakes. Sit in the back, and you can watch their bakers at work. In the warmer months, retreat to their lovely backyard terrace and tomar el sol.

Carrer Missió 15
07003 Palma de Mallorca

Gran Hotel Caixa Forum

If you’re in the mood to feel a bit glam, this is the place. The cafe is on the first floor of the Gran Hotel, one of the first modernist buildings in Palma. Designed by Lluís Domènec in 1907, famed Catalan architect and leader of the Catalan Art Nouveau movement, the building is now home to CaixaForum. After brunch overlooking Plaça de Weyler, why not pop upstairs to see Anglada Camarassa’s work in the gallery?

Plaça de Weyler 3
07001 Palma de Mallorca

Can Joan de S’Aigo

For a classic ensaimada or a taza de chocolate, Can Joan S’Aigo offers the perfect backdrop. Founded in 1700, it’s the oldest cafe in the city, and it’s been around long enough to develop a following. Early mornings it’s not uncommon to see a line snaking from the door. It’s well worth the wait to enjoy some of their artisanal gelato, cocas, and ensaimadas.

Carrer de Can Sanç 10
07001 Palma de Mallorca

Fibonacci

From Santa Catalina to San Nicolas Fibonacci Cafes can be found in in Palma’s most picturesque neighborhoods. They’re a staple for fresh artisanal bread, and they brew a great espresso, too. Their high-quality food is based on organic ingredients, and ranges from bocadillos to hearty salads.

Carrer de Cardenal Rossell 1
07007 Palma de Mallorca

Rialto Living

Just off Passeig de Born, Rialto Living’s sun-soaked courtyard cafe is the perfect place for mid-morning brunch or afternoon tea. Their stunning space, a redesigned Mallorquin Finca, also includes a range of well curated home goods. On your way out, don’t miss the Llotja neighborhood, just down the street. It’s home to many of Palma’s local art galleries.  

Carrer de Sant Feliu 3
07012
Palma de Mallorca
 

PROCAFFEINATING. (n.) the tendency to not start anything until you have had a cup of coffee.

Caffeine confusion

Perplexed with all the different names and types of coffee? Our guide explains some of the most common coffee drinks.

Cappuccino: Equal parts of espresso, steamed milk and foamed milk.

Espresso/ Café  Solo: A small shot of coffee.

Café au lait: A pampered cup of coffee with warm, steamed milk instead of cold milk.

Café con leche: A shot or two of espresso with equal amount of hot milk.

Latte: Espresso with heaps of milk and some foamed milk on top.

Doppio: The double espresso.

Macchiato: A shot of espresso (or sometimes two) with just a dot of foamed milk.

Ristretto/ Corto: The coffee choice for those who like it strong. A very concentrated espresso shot.

Americano: A shot of espresso with twice the amount of water.

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