Seville travel guide – Where to eat (part 2) – Breakfast and Bakeries
Bienvenido de vuellta a Sevilla – Welcome back to Seville!!!
Last week, we did a “tapas crawl” around Seville, tasting not only most iconic quintessences of Andalusian and Spanish traditional cuisine, but also some of the most interesting contemporary spins on these dishes.
This week, let us visit my favourite breakfast, brunch, and bakery places, which diligently collected from 6am every day throughout my 5-day visit 🙂
Part 2 – Best breakfast, brunch, and bakeries
1. Café Bar la Fresqui – a true #eatlikealocal breakfast bar
No-frill, traditional breakfast bar with Spanish-only blackboard menu and mostly (or all-except-me) locals. Bar Fresqui serves a few types of toscada (white bread toast) ranging from EUR 1.30-2.60, for which you’ll get 3 pieces of double-sided toast with olive oil, fresh tomato spread and filling of choice, coffee, a glass of water and a freshly-squeezed orange juice.
I went for the most pricey item – a ♥ Desayuno Andaluz ♥ with iberico ham – EUR 2.6
Bar la Fresqui
Mon-Fri: 6.30 – 17.00
2. Mercado Triana – Breakfast the traditional market bars
What I love about a local market (mercado) in Spain is its authentic vibrancy and livelihood of sounds, colours, tastes, and tempo’s of real-life activities. Here, merchants and locals carry out their daily living and social contacts. And Triana market is just one like that! As from 9am, just after the early sun rays fill up the city, the market is already bustled with activities and the first trades of the day. Located to the back of the hall, behind rows of grocers, fish stalls, bakeries, dry-food merchants and utility shops, these bars and cafe’s serve only fresh and truly local food.
They’re open from 10am until mid-night most days in the week so make sure you to drop by during your trip to have a taste of food and life of Seville.
Calle San Jorge, 6
3. La Canasta
This is a bakery chain from Malaga, which was my daily breakfast stop during my visit the year before. Located just on the side of la Catedral, Canasta offers a wide range of bread, sandwiches, pastries, and even mid-day meals options. I must admit, though, that the variety and authenticity of this shop is not at par with the original ones in Malaga. However, if you’re looking for a cozy place before your morning Cathedral tour with decent range of wholegrain bread (trust me, most Spanish bars only have white bread), good coffee, hot chocolate, and plenty of pastry, this is the place!
tel. +34 955 67 16 54
Sun-Thur: 8.00– 23.00
Fri-Sat: 8.00 – 23.30
4. PanyPiu Bakery
A contemporary bakery with pastries from the most classic to fancier French varieties, bread & sandwiches, as well as a section of salad and Spanish dishes for mid-day meals.
Behind the storefront where vitrines and tables with high-chairs are lined up, you’ll find some cozy low tables where customers can leisurely enjoy their lunch or coffee dates.
tel. +34 954 21 93 48
Mon-Sat: 8.30 – 22.00
5. Traditional chocolate con churros at El Comercio
Hailed as the oldest churros bar in Seville running since 1904, you’re guaranteed to find both locals and (lots of) tourists standing along the bar with piping hot sticks of crispy churros and their chocolate dip or, for some, steaming coffee. Imaging passing by (or for me, more like walking half an hour at dawn tracing after the smell of dough and chocolate :D) this place on a cold morning, I’d happily trade a week’s worth of exercise for their specialty 😉
Bar El Comercio
Tel: +34 670 82 90 53
Mon-Sat: 7.30 – 21.00
6. Other places that I also tried
Colette – small pastry shop on the shopping high-street – a perfect pit-stop in your shop-til-you-drop experience. Their tart selection looked super tempting; however, I opted for some mini croissants and really loved the spinach & cheese filling variety.
Dulce Trazo – praised on a few travel sites as one of the best brunch spots, this place resembles many cozy cafe’s you’ll find in big cities with coffee, home-made cakes, and mid-day meals. Trying out one of their cakes with tea, I was; however, not too impressed on that title they got.
So together with the previous post, this is the “Taste of Seville” from me to YOU!!! Check them out if you’re in Seville and let me know which ones are your absolute best!!!
Let’s head on to the next destination…..(to be continued)