This is a very good chocolate shop and cafe. With a couple of famous names behind it - the brothers Albert and Ferran Adrià. I had a late lunch there - glass of wine, starter, sandwich and two tasting shots of chocolate, all for about £10. Then I went and bought a box of truffles to take home. The chocolate flavours are far from the ordinary as you might imagine! The place is great and somewhere very relaxing to spend an hour over lunch or coffee. It's near the Mercado de Colon which has lots of cafes - but save yourself for this place just round the corner instead. A nice surprise!
I've lived in Valencia for six months now and this is one of my favourite places to go for a coffee.
Choose a table outside in the sun and you can look at the view of the Neptuno fountain and the cathedral, it's lovely.
The cafes around the square can charge a higher than average price for a coffee but this one doesn't and you also get the best view of the square.
Cafe de las Horas just off Plaza de la Virgen boasts a giddy Baroque décor of velvet wall hangings, ornate candelabras and trompe d'oiels. Garlands of flowers and yet more candles lurk in musky corners. Camp waiters float to your side and present you with a menu offering an impressive range of spiced teas, silky alcoholic coffees and potent but delicious cocktails.
Calle de Almodóvar, 1
Cafe Lisboa in sunny Plaza Doctor Collado, just across the street from the spectacular Mercado Central and in the heart of the historic Carmen, is a great place to catch your breath after a morning’s shopping in the bustling market. Sit on the ample terraza and browse your book or newspaper over a coffee, beer or tapa, revelling in the fact that no one is going to hurry you to leave.
Cafe Lisboa, Plaza Doctor Collado
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