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10 Best Breakfast Places in Marbella
Updated: Aug 1, 2022
Where is the best English breakfast in Marbella? Where can I get pancakes in Marbella? What are the top local places for breakfast in Elviria?
Pancakes, eggs benedict, organic eggs... Spanish style Churros or a simple pan-tomate-aceite (olive oil tomato toast)? Here is your guide to the best places in 2022 for a memorable breakfast while on holiday in Marbella. If you are staying with us, we can recommend the best insider tips for you to enjoy Marbella like you never imagined. Walk from Sunny Corner apartment to all the city center restaurants. Walk from Honeymoon Penthouse , Honeymoon Suites and Paradise Beach to the Elviria eateries. Breakfast restaurants are often open for breakfast and lunch, closed for dinner. Call to make sure they are open, before you set out. Weather is gorgeous. Come and have brunch!
Pan y Mermelada
This is a huge classic in Marbella, in the golden mile area, best reached by car or by bike. 5 kinds of eggs benedict - including the "big texas" served on a potato pancake! Plus all the breakfast favorites are present from bagels to pancakes to waffles and breakfast burritos. Sizes are giant. Prices are not cheap but in our opinion, worth it. We like the sunny outdoor seating, the large lattes and we have never been disappointed by the food! Open all year. You can walk or bike ride here from Sunny Corner , or drive here from the Elviria apartments. Parking is a little short especially in summer and sunny weekends, but you can usually find places behind the shopping center.
Rosas Café in Puerto Banus
Brunch with bling for chic mums, daughters and girlfriends... Right near the car entry to the port, Playa del Duque in Puerto Banus.
The most instagrammable breakfast experience in Marbella; Also the most flowery and chic! Bring your designer bag, sunglasses, and get a "brand name" coffee to match. Superbly photogenic food, delicious sweet treats. Lots of pink and lots of frills. Great for a girls brunch. Bringing hubby? Maybe not so much! But they have a special menu for your little dog!
Hustle & Flow in San Pedro
More down to earth, head to the center of San Pedro for a modern organic and creative meal. You might have to wait for a space indoors but be patient, you won't be disappointed! Lattes can be made with a variety of milk from normal to soy to coconut... Organic vegetarian bowls are colorful and creative, and they also have all the breakfast classics with an organic twist, from the full English to eggs benedict to waffles and granola. Coming from city center or Elviria, best to come by car. It's easy to park in the blue paying spaces around the neighborhood and there is an underground parking garage just next to it.
Maleva Bakery - Marbella Center
Just across the street from Sunny Corner apartment, this is your go-to breakfast stop when staying in center city. Friendly, family run place serving high quality organic food and lovely sourdough home-made bread. Many of our guests at Sunny Corner mention this place and want to come back and stay just because of them! Some keep corresponding with the lovely owner even after their stay. This is a lovely Spanish owned establishment. We love the poached eggs you can have served with all the extras you want such as bacon and fresh sauteed spinach. Delicious. Coming from Elviria ? Early in the morning you will find blue spaces all around the neighborhood to park (pay at the parc-meter) or you can park in El Molino covered garage (expensive).
LeKune Pintxos - Marbella Center
Just down the street from Sunny Corner apartment, this is a neighborhood reference mostly well known for it's "pintxos" served at lunch and the evening. Ladies bring platters of tapas, hot and cold, you take what you want and pay based on toothpicks you have collected at the end of the service! In the morning, they open at 8 and cater to locals on their way to work.
LeKune is a true neighborhood bar, also open from 8 am for takeaway coffee and breakfast. Stop here for something quick or for a Spanish typical morning meal of toasted bread with grated tomato, olive oil and salt. Other quick breakfast treats here are spanish Tortilla (omelette with potatoes) and little olive-studded ciabatta buns with shredded Jamon Iberico inside. Perfect, quick, friendly... buenos dias!
The Beach House - Elviria
Absolutely gorgeous terrace on the beach, walking distance from Honeymoon Penthouse and Paradise Beach . If you are staying in Sunny Corner , it's worth taking an uber or driving out one morning and why not stay the day at this fabulous beach, hire a sunbed, enjoy the live music maybe at lunch? Additional eye-candy,the Beach House beachfront is the location where Cross-Fit Elviria comes to train, if you're lucky you can watch these athletes while enjoying your pancakes or breakfast burrito! All the classics, as with most English-style breakfast places, the prices are not cheap but it's worth it.
Alberts - Cabopino Port
Waterfront breakfast dining steps from the boats in the port and the beach. Alberts was renovating in early February 2022 set to re-open soon. See the breakfat menu here!
A nice 30 minute walk along the beach and dunes from Honeymoon Penthouse and Paradise Beach, this is a great place to walk to and discover the Artola Dunes boardwalk. If you are staying in Sunny Corner , it's worth taking an uber or driving out one morning to stroll along the dunes, you can also stay the day at one of the many beaches with restaurants and lounge chairs in the sand next to the port.
Cappucino on the Golden Mile Paseo
Does it even need mentioning? The place to be for breakfast has always been Cappucino, on the boardwalk next to Hotel Gran Meliá Don Pepe. See the beautiful people stroll or jog by, watch the Marbella Paseo Maritimo wake up for the morning. Lovely sea view, upscale clientèle. Expensive, small portions. Large selection of fresh smoothies and juices, besides that, pretty classic breakfast offerings. Go here more for the ambiance than for the food.
Ana Bella Churreria - Calahonda
Do you want to try an authentic Spanish treat?.... Churros (!) If you are staying in Elviria at Paradise Beach or Honeymoon Penthouse, the Ana Bella Churreria - is the place to try. It has a nice parking space in front, take the Sitio de Calahonda exit and drive to this google maps location to park.
If you are walking on the beach, this off-the beaten path gem is easy to find if you know how: From the Luna Beach restaurant, find the tunnel under the highway. This passageway emerges right in the parking lot in front of the Churreria.
This popular local place was open all winter, of course in Covid times it's best to call ahead and check so as not to be disappointed.
You can park in front of Ana Bella Churreria and then burn off those Churros calories by walking on the new coastal path boardwalk to Mijas. If arriving at the Senda Litoral by car, this is a great place to park in order to join the beginning of the official path from Calahonda to Mijas .
Churros like the locals - center marbella Plaza Africa
No website. No photos. If you are staying in Sunny Corner apartment, give this place at the entrance to the old town - Casco Antiguo - a try. Steps from Plaza de los Naranjos, maybe the first stop on your self guided tour of old-town Marbella. It is located next to the BBVA bank on Plaza Africa.
Our neighbors from Madrid recommended it, it is a local reference point - even though in one of the most tourist-frequentes streets of the city. Get a lovely wheel of Churros, with fresh squeezed orange juice and a pot of chocolate for dipping. After that, time to go for a hike on the Paseo to burn off the extra calories!
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