Best Coffee Shops in Malaga, Spain

The 7 Best Coffee Shops In Malaga

Looking for the best cafes in Malaga? We’ve curated a list of the seven best coffee shops in Malaga for your next trip to Spain’s Costa del Sol.

Even though most people don’t think of Spain as one of the cultural coffee hubs of the world, Spanish coffee culture is evolving rapidly to include more speciality coffee shops and independent cafes.

And, if you’re planning on heading to this coastal town, chances are that you’re going to need your caffeine fix with a cheeky churro on the side.

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1. Mia Coffee Shop

Visitors and locals alike consistently rank Mia as one of the best coffee shops in Malaga. Whether it’s the darling vibes or the fact that the baristas really know their coffee, it’s hard to pinpoint what makes Mia the best cafe in Malaga.

The coffee here is truly on point, and their pastries are just as great. If you love the coffee as much as we did, you’ll want to purchase a bag of it on-site to take home with you.

Specialty Coffee Tour of Malaga

2. Cafe Central

In Malaga, Cafe Central is one of the most popular places to get your morning coffee. Conveniently enough for tourists, it’s also right next to the Picasso Museum.

After paying a visit to one of Malaga’s most historic sites, grab a cup of coffee and a Spanish churro here. They also serve great breakfasts, so you might consider stopping here before you head out for a day of sightseeing.

If you’re a huge fan of coffee, then the tiled coffee menu on the wall is going to really excite you, and it makes for a great Instagram photo, too.

Best Coffee Shops in Malaga, Spain

3. Bertani Cafe

Situated next to the Atarazanas market, Bertani Cafe was actually the first speciality coffee shop to open in Malaga. 

They serve up a variety of single-origin coffees that range from great to absolutely amazing. The vibrant pink and white interior is yet another reason to visit and fall in love with this cafe.

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4. Santa Canela

If you find yourself in the artsy, trendy Soho neighbourhood of Malaga, then you’re going to want to stop by Santa Canela for one of the best cups of coffee you’ve ever tasted.

Savour the smell as soon as you walk in the front door. Here, they roast the beans on-site. The smell only adds to the atmosphere of the cafe itself, which is filled with modern decorations that spill out onto the impressive terrace.

Outdoor Terrace Cafe on Spain's Costa del Sol

5. Casa Aranda

This local cafe has been a breakfast staple in Malaga for over 75 years. Their churros are downright delicious and so is their coffee. 

That’s probably why their slogan is just “Coffee. Chocolate. Churros.” What more could you ask for out of a small Spanish cafe in the south of the country?

Churros, Chocolate & Coffee in Spain

6. Dulces Dreams

Malaga is a pretty sunny place, which means that you’re going to want to soak up all the Vitamin D that you can while you enjoy your coffee. Dulce Dreams is a boutique hostel and cafe that makes it easy to do just that.

Not only do they serve really great breakfasts, but there’s a rooftop terrace, too. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a quiet, Instagram-worthy breakfast before exploring Malaga on foot. 

Because it’s a hostel too, it’s a great place to meet other travellers if you’re wandering around Spain solo or are just looking for friends.

7. El Jardin

Style, class, and strong coffee. El Jardin cafe in the heart of Malaga has it all. This cafe is tucked away next to the city’s famous cathedral, which makes for a delightful experience if you’re sipping a hot cappuccino in the afternoon when the bells start to ring.

Not only that, but El Jardin’s building sits in an old Spanish orange garden. The garden theme continues inside of the cafe, with lush ivy falling from the ceilings and spilling out onto the bright walls.

Elizabeth Thorn

Elizabeth has lived and worked in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, all of which have contributed to her passion for travel writing. When she's not writing, you can find her exploring little hideouts in Colombia or watching photography tutorials on YouTube.

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