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Where to Eat and Drink in Valencia

Valencia is a beautifully vibrant city with so much to see and do – check out 7 Stunning Places in Valencia 🌴 but also full of cosy cafes and trendy bars! So for this post I’m going to share with you all the cafes, restaurants and bars that I visited during my weekend in Valencia, enjoy…

Brunch and Coffee

If you know me, you know I love coffee, hence the name of my blog! So I gotta live up to that and drink my coffee before the exploring πŸ˜‰. Also I love exploring a new place through coffee, if that makes sense? I feel like you get a feel of the city or town you’re in when you sit down at a local place and just take it all in while sipping your coffee, especially if the place you’re in has a unique way of making coffee 😊. Growing up in Cyprus, although there are many things that are behind in their way of thinking, the Greek mentality that there is always time for a coffee no matter how hectic things get, is one I’m definitely on board with β˜•οΈ.

Federal

So you’re in Old Town, but before you start exploring the charming streets and alleyways you need a coffee and some breakfast πŸ˜‹. Well you’re in luck, Federal is a lovely brunch spot! About a 5m walk from Xativa station, nestled in between two quiet streets and a fountain.

They have a decent selection of brunch options, from simple toast, to french toast – which is what I went for πŸ˜‰

Accompanied with a flat white con leche de soja (with soy milk) it was just what we needed to energise us for our long day of exploring Valencia! Click here to see all the stunning places we managed to visit in one day!

La Pequena Pasteleria de Mama

So you’ve just spent the afternoon admiring Valencia’s Arts and Sciences buildings, now it’s time for another coffee and maybe a little pre-dinner snack, you know just to keep you going, you are on holiday after all!

We stopped by this quaint little cafe for a cappuccino and (don’t laugh) a farton, traditional Valencian sweet bread stick πŸ˜„. Makes the perfect snack to have with your coffee if you’re feeling peckish! This cafe also does amazing decadent cakes if you want something a bit richer!

La Mas Bonita

La Mas Bonita is a very popular brunch spot by the beach, Playa de Malvarossa. So popular in fact we had to wait 40m to get in! I mean how can you resist a beautiful view of the seaside…

Or you can sit out back in their cosy courtyard. They offer a large brunch and lunch menu. Unfortunately we weren’t in time for brunch but they do a mean club sandwich and potato salad!

Food and Drinks

I mean one of the biggest parts of exploring a new place is trying their food! In the two days I was in Valencia we balanced both local traditional food and well traditional Italian, because pasta πŸ’πŸΌ.

Taperia Hispania

For traditional Valencian food, a place like Taperia Hispania is perfect! Located in Beniferry, we went for dinner on my first night in Valencia. I really wanted to try a seafood paella πŸ₯˜ and they do massive paellas for as many people as you want!

We got a squid ink seafood paella and it was delicious! The restaurant itself had a relaxing vibe and reasonable prices! We also got a couple of starters, one was a doughnut with jam and cheese, weird but oddly tasty…

Lambrusqueria

My second night in Valencia was actually my birthday πŸŽ‰. My friend Maria arranged for us to go to Lambrusqueria which was a traditional Italian pasta restaurant. Located right in the heart of the city, it has a cosy vibe with candlit tables and romantic lighting 😜.

The menu consisted of various pasta dishes, nothing complicated or fancy, simple but classic Italian pasta dishes that were πŸ‘ŒπŸ½. Also very decently priced, I paid under €20 and we had some wine too!

Voltereta Bali

Voltereta Bali is the ultimate instagrammable restaurant and bar! 🌴It’s a restaurant during the day but later on (by about midnight) it turns into a bar with a dancefloor. The place is beautiful inside, the decor is inspired by Bali 🌿 as soon as you walk in there’s a freaking river! And you walk over a bridge to get in! Not the best idea when you have drunk people later on πŸ˜‚ but beautiful nonetheless.

We arrived after 12 and it was full bar/club mode, with a DJ, it didn’t look like a restaurant at all! They do great Gin and Tonics and the music was good πŸ’ƒπŸΌ. We drank, we danced and well it was the perfect end to my birthday!

I would love to go back sometime during the day to see what it looks like as a restaurant and also to try the food! Check out their instagram page πŸ˜‰ @volteretavalencia.

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