Eating in Lanzarote

Eating, as many of you will already know, is one of my favourite pastimes. Although I did stay half board in Lanzarote, it didn’t stop me from visiting (several) cafes and restaurants. Here are my favourites:

Best cake

Cafe Terreza – La Marina, 24b, 35580 Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Spain.

I know I have mentioned this place in a previous post, but it’s just that good! Homemade cake and coffee for €4. There are only a few seats outside making it easy to walk past. Better to visit early in the day as once the cake is gone, the cake is gone (sobs uncontrollably) until a new one is made the next day.

Perfect for: enjoying the morning sunshine on the marina with an unhealthy breakfast.

Best tapas

Meson La Taberna – Puerto Deprotivo, Marina Rubicon L45, 35580, Playa Blanca Lanzarote.

A small restaurant nestled between two bigger ones. Located right on the marina, serving traditional Spanish tapas. Patatas Bravas is my favourite thing on the menu (mmm spicy potatoes). The veggie sandwich doesn’t contain any egg!! (Yay!). It’s another great place to watch the boats and if your there later in the day, the sunset.

Perfect for: a late lunch away from the crowds.

Best sunset

Casa el Barba – Calle Punta de Papagayo, 13, 35580, Yaiza, Lanzarote

For an uninterrupted view of the sunset over the ocean, this is the place to go! I love watching the twinkling city lights come to life through a haze of pastel colours. This is another good place to watch boats (doo I detect a theme here?). It is relatively cheap, but the downside is you need a car as it’s too dark to walk back at night.

Perfect for: an aperitif with a view.

Best view

Pan boutique Jonay – Av. La marina, 6, 35500, Arrecife.

A small cafe which the locals use. I like to go in places which are popular with those who live nearby because it often means it is good and reasonably priced. The cakes are good as is the coffee, but the lack of signs made me wary of the sandwiches (as tasty as they looked). The beautiful views more than made up for this though!

Perfect for: an afternoon coffee where the ocean and blue skies merge.

Best coffee

Cappuccino Food and Drink – Calle la Peña, 9, 35580, Playa Blanca.

Finding a coffee shop after wandering around in the sunshine for hours is one of life’s greatest joys. Hidden in a small street near the bus station. Not only is the coffee way cheaper than most places on the seafront, in my opinion the coffee is also way better (sadly no boats but hooray for good coffee!). Its a great spot for people watching and also with the local police. This place quickly turned into my favourite afternoon hideaway to relax and people watch.

Perfect for: escaping the midday sun with a well earned coffee.

I think these are the best places, but Lanzarote has so many restaurants and cafes. I’m sure there are lots of other hidden gems on this Canary Islands.

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