The best way to start the day is with a tasty breakfast outdoors. There are an abundant of bars on Ibiza and you can find practically everyone serving Café con leche and pan con tomate – toasted bread with olive oil and tomato. But where can you go for a heartier breakfast and the perfect surrounding? Below are our favourites:
- ‘Croissant Show’ on the old Market
Croissant Show is opposite the old vegetable market. Breakfast at the croissant show is like being in Paris: flaky croissants, quiche, sweet pastries and much much more. The café is perfect for those getting up early or those needing a quick bite before going home (or on to the next club). You can also find the Croissant show in Santa Eularia on the Rambalas and in Figueretes in the Calle Pais Vasco. Visit the Croissant Show website
‘Montesol’ on the Vara de Rey Plaza
The café is situated in the heart of the city which opened before tourism had even reached the Island. It is said it was the first café in Evissa where it was a hip placed to meet for the locals and the tourists. People of all ages and nationality sit under the shaded of the awning and watch the world go by. The historic ambiance will definitely be in large supply should you breakfast at the Montesol.
Café Sidney at the Evissa’s Marina Botafoch
A cosmopolitan meeting place for residents off all nationalities in the marina breakfast is served all day long so if you are not an early riser you will not miss out. The café offers international cuisine and also offers a kids menu. It is open from 9am to late. It is open all year round and famous for its Sunday brunch establishing the venue as a weekend meeting place for Island residents. Visit the Café Sidney website
‘Bon Loch’, the ‘Croissanteria Jesus’ and ‘Café San Francisco’
Not far from Evissa is the small town of Jesus where Bon Loch and Croissanteria are situated just across one of the most beautiful churches on the Island , where you can get a typical Spanish breakfast with pan con tomate or a bocadillo (an open sandwich). Next door at the Croissanteria the breakfast is more attuned to the International palate with strong coffee and fresh juices. Café San Francisco down the road to Talamanca you can order various sweet pastries, croissants, cakes and good coffee and fresh juice.
Breakfast in Santa Gertrudis
This village located in the middles of the Island is a popular breakfast place for tourists and locals. Her you have many bars to choose from, whether it is the ‘Bar Costa’ the ‘Es Canto’, the ‘Casi Todos Café’ or the Santa Gertrudis’. Where ever you go you will get good coffee, enjoy the view of the church and the goings on in the village gradually waking up.
Lunchtime is a great time to eat at one of the many beach cafes and restaurants. See our Beaches section for recommendations.
There are limitless possibilities for dining in Ibiza. The climate, combined with the beauty of the island, provide the setting for many memorable dining experiences. Check the restaurant guide on Ibiza-Spotlight.com for a comprehensive list, however these are our highlights:
- Visit the Banyan Palace website
- Reservations : +34 971 34 77 35
- Reservations : +34 971 19 80 56
- Visit the Coastline Café website
Reservations generally not needed
Not recommended for a quick meal! The self styled “Mediterr-Asian” restaurant comprises of a large dining area, several unique bars and even its own CD shop when you can pick up a copy of the shop’s own compilations. Set amongst lush bamboos and Buddhas, it is a must do experience suitable for groups and intimate couples alike.
Don’t be put off by it’s location in the back streets of San Antonio, there service is friendly and the food superb. If you enjoy Thai food and the Thai experience then make sure you visit.
On arrival take drinks on the rooftop bar and marvel at the attractive surroundings and views of Old Ibiza Town. Well presented French cuisine.
Located at the upper end of the San Antonio sunset strip, it is an ideal place to eat after watching the sunset at the world famous Café Del Mar. Good quality food is complemented by entertainment provided by jugglers and fire eaters. Relaxing with a sea breeze.
There are many restaurants situated in the Old Town (or Dalt Villa) area of Ibiza Town which looks magical after dark.