Cafe con Leches – Sophie’s Staple

Europe, Food, Sightsee with Sophie, Spain

Every time I travel, I always make sure to reserve a special budget for coffee. In Spain, my coffee budget goes straight to the classic “cafe con leches.”

I discovered “cafe con leches” during the Camino de Santiago and since then, I’ve been on a mission to find the best one in town. So naturally, I have to try them all out in Mijas.

Sunrise walks through Mijas. Followed by a perfect cafe con leche at a local Spanish cafe.

Tomillo Limon — The first place recommended to me in Mijas. A great tapas restaurant — their coffee is also fabulous. Perfect place to visit if you need to get some work done on the computer. Plus you get a free cookie. Bonus!

Tapintxos — An adorable cafe and tapas bar right in the middle of Mijas. Another great place to sit down and get some work done. Perfect for a mid-day cafe con leche break.

If you’re ready to change things up, grab a Cafe con Baileys at Maria’s. Some of the best prices for coffee in the area. This is a hot spot for the locals. It’s one of the cutest local bakeries in the area. Not the most ideal for camping out and getting work done, but perfect for grabbing a coffee and croissant. Take a sunrise hike up the hill, stroll through the streets of Mijas, then grab a Cafe con Baileys to top it off. Can’t go wrong with that!

On the go? My favorite cafe con leche in the area was at Maria’s — only 1 euro. Perfect for the midday pick-me-up.

Bella Vista — Otherwise known as the Orange Chair cafe. The owner of this cafe is one of the friendliest in Mijas. If you tend to camp out at coffee shops (working remotely, yay!), you might score some free cheesecake here. The owner likes to practice his English, so be prepared for some fun comments. Not a bad place to work on your computer while enjoying the beautiful view of Mijas.

Not a fan of cafe con leche? There’s always time for tea instead! The tea in the area has a lovely Moroccan flair. Check out El Camino, which is right on the side of the second roundabout in Mijas. The owner is extremely friendly and will give you some great travel tips if you’re interested in visiting Morocco.

La Boveda del Flamenco — Right in the heart of Mijas, this is a perfect cafe to sit outside and soak up the sun. This is one of the first places I checked out in Mijas after my sunrise hike. Just around the corner from here is a beautiful panoramic view of the area.

Go around this corner to check out the panoramic view. Absolutely gorgeous!

Not a coffee or tea fan? Check out my review on some of the cutest wine and tapas places in the Mijas area!

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