Cafeterias in Málaga; where you can have breakfast or afternoon coffee (or tea!). There are also tea houses where you can have an afternoon snack while you enjoy the atmosphere. Or you can enjoy one of the many ice cream parlours in Málaga, and enjoy something cold on a hot day. There?s something for every occasion.
Café Central stands out among the cafeterias in Málaga. Its unique location in the Plaza de la Constitución makes it one of the most central cafeterias. It also invented the present way of ordering coffees in Málaga: ?nube?-cloud, ?sombra?-shadow, ?mitad?-half; something exclusive to the Costa del Sol that is not understood anywhere else in Spain. If you would like to try traditional ?Churros? (a long deep fried kind of doughnut) in Málaga, also known as ?porras? or ?tejeringos?, right in the centre of town you?ll find ?Casa Aranda?. It is a mythical ?churro? house that occupies a whole street, having various establishments. It is normal for you to not understand the menus and boards in Málaga, as we give our sandwiches and baguettes different names: ?Pulga, pitufo, viena?? the best thing to avoid confusion is to ask the waiter what each thing is. Other, more modern, cafeterias in the centre of Málaga are Café con Libros in the Plaza de la Merced, Café Andino next to the Thyssen museum or the Café y Tapas on Alameda Principal. In these establishments you?ll find a more cosmopolitan atmosphere along with good breakfast and snack menus: coffee and toast, coffee and a pastry, coffee and a cake, sometimes they also include fresh orange juice; all for a relatively low price. For younger visitors, the bars are the best option in the afternoon. These establishments tend to open at 4pm and don?t close until well into the night. A coffee with baileys is one of the most sought after drinks, both in summer and winter. Malaga?s tea shops are also among the establishments where young people get together to have a good time or a sweet snack. The capital of the Costa del Sol has a great climate. So there are plenty of ice cream parlours in Málaga that are open all year round. ?Casa Mira?, on c/Larios and c/Nueva, is Malaga?s oldest ice cream parlour, and is famous for its ?turrón? (a traditional almond based Christmas treat) ice cream. In the winter you can also buy ?turrones?, chocolates and Christmas sweets. Other famous ice cream parlours in Málaga are Heladería Inma, a business that thanks to word of mouth has become the most popular ice cream parlour in Málaga, and during the summer months (it closes during autumn and winter) has people from all over coming to collect ice cream in litre tubs. The traditional ice cream chain Kalúa, has parlours in various streets in Málaga, they are also very popular with young people. Other well known ice cream parlours in Málaga are Freskito in C/Granada, Dolce Latte or Heladeria Valention, both in the c/Union area, and the also very popular Helados Cremades. In recent years a new frozen craze has become very popular in Málaga: frozen yogurt. The frozen yogurt parlours offer frozen yogurt with toppings of the client?s choice: hot sauces (chocolate, toffee?), pieces of fruit or nuts? The first to open was Yogurtería Huelon and during the summer months they have a regular clientele. There are now also franchises of yogurt parlours in the centre of Málaga that are open all year round: Smöoy, Llaollao or Danone. So all in all, in any street or area of Málaga you will find a charming place where you can enjoy something really tasty. It?s up to you if it?s hot or cold. Don?t hesitate come and discover the some of the new cafes in Málaga!
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