Pretty much everywhere in Spain is family-friendly. It’s becoming easier to find vegetarian options and gluten-free breads etc. Here are some of my favourite places near the apartment:
Bar Nueva Vida
c/ Maestro Valls (next door to Rozalen bakery)
My daily breakfast place. The whole street seems to drop in here for a coffee and gossip.
Cafe y tostada for €1.80.
Corner of c/ Victor Moya and c/ Maestro Valls
A small, more modern and feminine café with the best ensaimadas in town. Friendly service.
A/ Puerto 218 (opposite Burger King)
A larger bakery café with a wide choice sandwiches and salads, made freshly for you. Great value set meals. Fierce air-conditioning!
Corner of c/ Maestro Valls and c/Montesor Geronimo
Chinese-run bar which seems to be open all hours.
Bar Bodega Domingo
Plaza Organista Cabo 3 (at the side of Jardin de Ayora)
Traditional local bar-restaurant with excellent wines and tapas. Pavement terrace to sit outside in the sunshine.
c/ Trafalgar 38
A more English-style café with very good pastries and elaborate hot chocolates. You can sit outside in the park area and there’s a children’s play area next to it.
c/ Serradora 51
Good modern café with a few outdoor tables. Does plenty of gluten-free options, plus soya, oat and nut milks.