Breakfast in Malaga

Breakfast in Malaga

The breakfast in Málaga is an experience every visitor should enjoy, and proof of this is how the cafes in the historic center fill up every morning with locals and tourists seeking to enjoy a toast and a coffee.

If you plan to explore the city and its surroundings with complete freedom, we recommend renting a cheap car at Málaga airport to get around comfortably and at the best price.

Do you want to discover where to have the best breakfast in Málaga?

Keep reading!

The best places to have breakfast in Málaga center

In the center of Málaga, finding the best places to have breakfast is easy thanks to its rich gastronomic offer. From the beach chiringuitos to the numerous restaurants, there is always a wide variety of options for where to eat in Málaga.

To start the day, you can choose from a traditional Andalusian breakfast with toast, tomato, and olive oil to crispy churros, perfect for immersing yourself in the local culture. Moreover, Málaga caters to all tastes with cafes offering modern alternatives with healthy, vegan, and gluten-free options.

Typical Andalusian breakfast in Málaga center

The most traditional breakfast is a true representation of the Mediterranean diet, known for its fresh and healthy ingredients. Although simple, this breakfast is extremely satisfying and consists of a fresh bread toast, perfectly toasted to offer that desired crunch, usually accompanied by crushed tomato, extra virgin olive oil, and salt.

Churros or “tejeringos” as they are known in Málaga are another indispensable element in the breakfast repertoire of the Malagueños. These delights are always served hot and often come with a cup of chocolate.

Casa Aranda

Founded in 1932, Casa Aranda is one of the most traditional and beloved establishments in Málaga to enjoy churros with chocolate and, of course, the typical Andalusian breakfast.

The best churros at casa Aranda in Malaga
The best churros at casa Aranda in Malaga | casa-aranda.net

From its beginnings until today, this place has been a meeting point for locals and visitors for decades, maintaining its reputation thanks to the quality of its products and its authentic atmosphere.

Interesting facts:

  • Hours: 8:00 – 12:30 / 16:30-20:15
  • Price: 2-5 € per person
  • Location: Calle Herrería del Rey, 2, 29005, Málaga

TIP: Casa Aranda is one of the most typical places and, as such, it usually gets crowded during peak hours. Therefore, we recommend always going early to avoid queues.

La Recova

This small but cozy café is known for its focus on local and quality products. It is located in the picturesque Pasaje de Nuestra Señora de los Dolores de San Juan, a quiet corner of the bustling historic center that becomes a key point to enjoy the processions during the Semana Santa de Málaga.

Traditional breakfasts at la recova in malaga
Traditional breakfasts at la recova in malaga | andalucia.org

Here, the toast with tomato comes with a selection of olive oils, homemade jams, butter, and spreads that you can choose from, adding a personal touch to your breakfast.

Interesting facts:

  • Hours: 8:30-15:30. Closed on Sundays and holidays.
  • Price: 2-5 € per person.
  • Phone: 744 61 76 58
  • Location: Pasaje de Ntra. Sra. de los Dolores de San Juan, 3, 29005 Málaga

La Malagueña

Over the years, La Malagueña Churrería has established itself in the heart of Málaga as a symbol of local traditions, providing a cozy space where residents and tourists can enjoy a pleasant breakfast.

Churreria la malagueña
Churreria la malagueña | en.restaurantguru.com

Located in the historic center, near key tourist spots like the Atarazanas Market, this place is famous for its “tejeringos” churros. Additionally, its toast with olive oil and tomato is a must for any visitor wishing to taste the real flavor of Málaga.

Interesting facts:

  • Hours: 7:30 – 12:30 / 16:30-20:30
  • Price: 2-5 € per person
  • Phone: 661 78 35 90
  • Location: Calle Sebastián Souvirón, 6, 29005, Málaga.

Tejeringos Coffee

Tejeringos Coffee is a favorite among young people in Málaga, despite being one of the more recent establishments.

Tejeringos, the traditional churros from Malaga
Tejeringos, the traditional churros from Malaga | malagahoy.es

It combines the familiarity of classic churrerías with a modern twist that makes it unique and, as its name suggests, it specializes in traditional “tejeringos” or Malaga churros, offering a unique experience for those who want to start their day with a typical sweet accompanied by coffee or chocolate.

Interesting facts:

  • Hours: Every day from 8:30 -21:30
  • Price: 2-6 € per person
  • Phone: 952 22 49 60
  • Location: Calle Méndez Núñez, 6, 29008, Málaga

La Canasta

With several locations throughout the city, La Canasta is known for its bakery and wide range of breakfasts that go from toast with tomato and olive oil to its delicious selection of freshly made sweets and pastries.

A variety of handmade breakfasts in La canasta
A variety of handmade breakfasts in La canasta | lacanasta.es

It is ideal for families or groups looking for variety in their first meal of the day in a comfortable and accessible environment.

Interesting facts:

  • Hours: Every day from 8:00-21:30
  • Price: 2-5 € per person
  • Phone: 952 34 99 50
  • Location: Constitution Square, 13, Distrito Centro, 29015 Málaga

American breakfasts in Málaga

For those craving an American-style breakfast, Málaga offers numerous options to satisfy any craving for pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, and maple syrup.

Brunchit

This place is known for its modern decor, creating the perfect spot to enjoy an American-style brunch any day of the week.

Brunchit English breakfasts
Brunchit English breakfasts | brunchit.es

Its menu includes classics like pancakes with maple syrup, eggs Benedict, and a wide selection of smoothies and natural juices.

Interesting facts:

  • Hours: Every day from 9:00 – 16:00
  • Price: 5 -15 € per person
  • Phone: 911 08 94 46
  • Location: Calle Alhóndiga, 2, 29005, Málaga / Calle Carretería, 46, 29008, Málaga / Calle Alcazabilla, 15, 29015, Málaga.

Noviembre

November is another excellent place to enjoy an American breakfast in Málaga in a cozy atmosphere with a varied menu that includes everything from scrambled eggs with bacon to waffles and pancakes, all served in generous portions. 

Healthy and gluten free food in November
Healthy and gluten free food in November | happycow.net

Useful Information:

  • Hours: Every day from 8:30 AM to 12:30 AM
  • Price: €6 – €12 per person
  • Phone: 952 22 26 54
  • Location: Calle Álamos, 18, 29012, Málaga.

English Breakfast in Málaga

Although not as popular as the traditional Andalusian breakfast, some cafes in downtown Málaga offer English breakfast with classic components like eggs, sausages, bacon, grilled tomatoes, beans, and toast.

Buffet Breakfasts in Málaga

If you’re looking for a breakfast experience with variety and abundance, buffet breakfasts are usually available in the numerous hotels in the city and offer a wide selection of foods to start the day, from hot dishes to lighter options like fruits and yogurts.

Healthy and Vegan Breakfast Options in Málaga

More and more, restaurants and cafes in Málaga are responding to the demand for healthier and vegan breakfast options. Now, you can find a wide variety of dishes ranging from açai bowls to avocado toast, as well as fresh fruit and yogurt parfaits.

Desal Café

Located in the heart of Málaga, Desal Café stands out for its cozy atmosphere and a wide range of breakfast options that satisfy both health-conscious and traditional tastes.

Breakfast at desal cafe
Breakfast at desal cafe | srperro.com

Useful Information:

  • Hours: Every day from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Price: €6 – €12 per person
  • Phone: 951 00 00 00
  • Location: Calle Ollerías, 24, 29012, Málaga.

Next Level Specialty Coffee

The excellent coffee at Next Level Specialty Coffee has made it one of the most well-known in Málaga, and along with its commitment to healthy and vegan food options, it fills up every morning.

Next Level Speciality Coffee
Next Level Speciality Coffee | restaurantguru.com

Useful Information:

  • Hours: Every day from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: €6 – €12 per person
  • Location: Calle Panaderos, 14, 29005, Málaga

El Último Mono Juice & Coffee

This small establishment is famous for its sustainable approach, offering a wide range of cold-pressed juices, superfood smoothies, and complete vegan breakfasts. It is a popular meeting point for those who value nutrition and good taste.

Healthy smoothies at el ultimo mono
Healthy smoothies at el ultimo mono | visitacostadelsol.com

Useful Information:

  • Hours: 9:00 AM to 7:30 PM. Closed on Sundays and holidays.
  • Price: €6 – €12 per person
  • Phone: 951 00 00 00
  • Location: Calle Duende, 6, 29005, Málaga

Café del Estraperlo

Located near Plaza de la Marina, Café del Estraperlo stands out for its bohemian atmosphere and rich offer of vegan and healthy dishes. It is also known for its local art and cultural events, making it a dynamic and attractive space for visitors.

Breakfast at cafe del estraperlo
Breakfast at cafe del estraperlo | visitacostadelsol.com

Useful Information:

  • Hours: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM. Closed on Sundays and holidays.
  • Price: €6 – €12 per person
  • Location: Plaza Poeta Alfonso Canales, 4, 29001, Málaga.

La Bella Julieta

This place is especially popular among the younger crowd for its wide gastronomic offer that ranges from traditional sweets to American pancakes.

Breakfast at la bella julieta
Breakfast at la bella julieta | lumeng.es

Useful Information:

  • Hours: Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 8:30 PM. Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 AM to 8:30 PM
  • Price: €6 – €12 per person
  • Phone: 680 65 41 30
  • Location: Calle Puerta del Mar, 20, 29005, Málaga.

Gluten-Free Breakfasts in Málaga

For celiacs or those opting for a gluten-free diet, Málaga also offers a great variety of delicious options that can be enjoyed without worries.

From gluten-free breads to exquisite desserts suitable for celiacs, the establishments in the city strive to offer tasty and safe alternatives for all tastes and dietary needs.

Additionally, many of these places have trained staff who understand the importance of avoiding cross-contamination, ensuring a risk-free dining experience for those following a gluten-free diet.

Reviv Café

This charming establishment offers a wide range of gluten-free options including toasts, smoothies, and delicious desserts, all made with fresh and natural ingredients.

Fruit bowl at reviv cafe
Fruit bowl at reviv cafe | facebook.com

Useful Information:

  • Hours: Every day from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Price: €3 – €10 per person
  • Location: Calle Fajardo, 4, 29005, Málaga.

El Pastelero Real

El Pastelero Real is known for its gluten-free bakery, where every product is made with the care and attention that celiacs need.

Cakes and pies at el pastelero real
Cakes and pies at el pastelero real | facebook.com

Useful Information:

  • Hours: from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM / 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Closed on Sundays
  • Price: €3 – €10 per person
  • Location: Calle Babel, 5, 29006, Málaga.

Where to Have Breakfast in Málaga?

Málaga is a paradise for breakfast lovers and, as you have seen after reading this post, it has options for all tastes and dietary needs. From typical Andalusian breakfasts in historic places like Casa Aranda to modern cafes with healthy and vegan approaches.

While having breakfast, don’t miss the opportunity to visit Málaga’s famous museums, where you can admire some of Picasso’s most important works or stroll through the historic center with its impressive Cathedral or the Roman Theater

To better plan your visit and explore what Málaga has to offer, we have marked on this map the location of each and every one of the places mentioned throughout the post. We hope you find it useful!

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