Portobello Horno Caferia
A/ Puerto 119
Friendly bakery café with a range of interesting breads and pastries including gluten-free. Excellent breakfast (one of the only places that does yoghurt, fruit and granola).
Paseo Neptuno 2
The beachfront terrace restaurant of Hotel Neptuno. Superb quality menu del dia and a good choice for a special meal to remember. A good place to try paella valenciana.
c/ Jose Benlliure 111, Cabañal
Small café-restaurant on a lively street. Lots of different seafood tapas.
c/ Just y Vilar 18, Cabañal
Traditional family-run bar-restaurant with a basic but hearty menu del dia for just €8.
c/Manuel Candela 18-20
Very good Indian restaurant. It’s near impossible to get good Indian food in Valencia – this is the best place. Next door, they also run a very good Indian/Thai/Asian/British supermarket with the full range of spices etc.
Horchateria Santa Catalina
Plaza Santa Catalina 6, city centre
A traditional horchateria café in the centre of town. Beautiful tiled interior. Try horchata (sweetened tiger nut milk) with the traditional accompaniment: fartons! These are long thin iced buns which you dip in the milk.
For helado (ice-cream), there are lots of cafes (which do take-away) on c/ Santa Ana.