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Breakfast! Start the day, the Ibizan way

Want to know what the locals eat to get going in the morning? Read on to find out the what’s, where’s and when’s of breakfast on Ibiza.

From local legends and island institutions to cutting-edge gastro bars serving international foods, Ibiza has a wealth of tempting spots when it comes to breakfast. Before we tuck in though, let’s get acquainted with the standard fare that makes up an Ibizan breakfast.

Local bread - "pan con tomate"

Bread (if local, it’s called 'pa pagés' or farmhouse loaf) or toast is traditionally served smeared with a delectable concoction of olive oil, crushed tomato pulp, and salt. Typical items range from toast (tostadas), croissants, and bocadillos to cured meats known as embutidos and cow’s and goat’s cheeses. The uniquely Spanish deep-pan omelettes 'tortilla' are found everywhere. When it comes to coffee, café con leche (coffee with milk), cortados (half espresso, half steamed milk) and americanos (espresso diluted with hot water) feature heavily. Teas and infusions are available, too. So, pull up a barstool or find yourself a cosy table, peruse the paper, order some local classic dishes, and watch Ibiza waking up!

Hostal Talamanca

With its east-facing beachside location, Hostal Talamanca is a firm favourite. Check out their traditional Spanish tostada (toast) with sobrassada (sausage) and two cheeses: a winner! Further up the east coast, the bustling resort of Santa Eulalia has several great choices for breakfast.


Situated on the Santa Eulalia promenade, Capricho has a wide range of tasty options for starting the day.


The jewel in the crown: their Eggs Benedict. With great views of the sea and the port, it’s ideal for breakfast or brunch.

Medialunas y Más

Journey a few kms further up the east coast and you come to the resort of Es Caná. For those who appreciate taking breakfast on a sunny terrace, Medialunas y Más offer breakfast with a twist. As well as croissants, tortillas etc this friendly spot offers yummy handmade Argentine items such as corn starch alfajores and cannons of dulce de leche. Enjoy breakfast overlooking the sea, Buenos Aires style! 

Bar Anita

Five minutes car ride inland brings you to the picturesque village of San Carlos, home to island icon Bar Anita. This legendary spot has been serving breakfast to locals and visitors from around the world for donkey’s years.

Bar Anita

Snag one of the tiny tables on the roadside for some of the island’s best people-watching. Top tip: house classics, huevos fritos (fried eggs) and montaditos (open sandwiches).

Brekkie fans staying near the village of San Miguel – in the north of the island – should make a beeline for Can Rei. With attentive, friendly service and affordable prices, this typical village bar-restaurant is a big hit. Don’t miss its excellent range of dishes featuring homemade and Km0 produce.

Now that it’s no longer on the main Ibiza-Santa Eulalia Road, the neighbourhood of Cana Negreta is easily overlooked. But take a detour one morning and you will be rewarded with two gems.

Sa Barda

The first, Sa Barda, is a local roadside bar with affordable food, two terraces and ample parking. Apparently, it’s recommended for hangovers: Feel free to field test. The second, Bar Can Toni, is a veritable hive of morning activity as its clientele – many of them local workers – pass through for a quintessential Spanish breakfasting experience. Another people-watching gem!

Can Bellotera

Circling back to the outskirts of Ibiza Town, on the Ibiza Town-San José Road, Bar Can Bellotera occupies an ideal crossroads location. It’s perfect if you have shopping to do at the nearby shops.

Can Bellotera

With its lively atmosphere and mix of residents and visitors enjoying the sun on the terrace, it should definitely be high on your list. Breakfast options are varied, cheap and delicious. Top Tip: their bocadillos with a super choice of warm and cold fillings.

La Gourmandise

Also located in the Can Bellotera shopping zone, bakery La Gourmandise brings a touch of French flair to our survey of Ibiza’s breakfast hotspots. Its start-the-day fare includes croissants prepared with inventive fillings and mouth-watering egg dishes. Top Tip: their sweet or savoury pancakes.

It might be the sunset side of the island, but San Antonio and its environs have their fair share of eateries to get your day started, too.

La Granja

A welcoming cafeteria in the neighbourhood of Ses Paísses, on the outskirts of San Antonio, La Granja is frequented by a loyal local following. And not without reason: its delicious range of bread, croissants, pastries, and cakes is entirely homemade! With a pleasant, peaceful terrace and very reasonable prices, this is one worth checking out.

Open from early to late, Al-Andalus is a typical Spanish gastro bar that’s no less than a San Antonio institution! It offers a great range of very affordable breakfast items including classic Iberian dishes such as Manchego cheese and jamón from Andalusia, home to the finest Spanish hams.

Cool Cafe

If you are in the San Antonio Bay area, then Cool Cafe is a standout breakfast joint. Open from 7am till the early hours, it’s very popular with locals and holidaymakers alike. It serves up a super breakfast, has an extensive juice menu, and also makes delicious cakes and tapas.

Bar Can Guillem

As you climb the road from San Antonio to San José, you’ll see a roadside bar at the turn-off to the village of Sant Agustín. Simple and unadorned, Can Guillem is an authentic local bar that’s great for coffee and tostadas. Top Tip: their exceptionally tasty jamón serrano and Manchego cheese.

Arriving back in the capital, artisan coffee shop Massa Coffee – close to Marina Botafoch, is a convenient roadside breakfast and brunch spot that’s open all year. On top of its superlative coffee and ample array of teas, infusions, and juices, it serves up a wide choice of breakfast dishes as well as salads, sandwiches and pastries – all at reasonable prices.

Of course there are many other places offering amazing breakfasts. For more ideas and to find somewhere close to you head to our selection of restaurants serving breakfast or brunch on Ibiza. 

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