This blog post was originally posted on April 6, 2015, and was updated on February 14, 2017.
There is something we love about finding the spot where the locals go for a good coffee.
Wherever we go traveling, our favorite and most triumphant find is a unique café. Whether it’s a charming street, a hole in the wall with the best coffee, or just a place filled with books and good vibes, we want to know about it. However, a good café is sometimes hard to come by. We usually wind up poring over blogs and asking locals where to find these treasured coffee shops. But for your trip to Seville, we’ve done all the hard work for you. Here are our favorite unique cafés in Seville.
Red House Art and Food
The Red House Art and Food is one of our favorite cafés in Seville. It’s the perfect place to grab a coffee and a sweet treat, although they also serve tapas later on in the day. The whole place is decorated with a mismatched mix of vintage furniture, with art hung on the walls. If you really love that chair you’re sitting on, the good news is that you can buy it – everything in the cafe is for sale! This seems like the kind of place you’d find in New York or London, but right here in the center of Seville!
Address: Calle Amor de Dios, 7
Gigante Bar is one of those cafés in Seville that you can come to at any time. Breakfast, a mid-morning coffee, an afternoon snack or a drink after dinner – you name it! Known for their delicious homemade cakes, Gigante Bar also serves special coffees like the mocha chocolate and the mocha caramelo. This cafe’s location on the Alameda de Hércules and the fact that it’s a great place to stop no matter the time of day are what make it a favorite. It also has a good Wi-Fi connection so it’s a good place to settle in if you need to get some work done.
Address: Alameda de Hércules, 17
A fairly recent addition to the hip little street of Calle Regina, Virgin Coffee is another place that reminds us more of New York or London than Seville. This really is a coffee place that’s made of pure love for coffee and run by a passionate, local coffee fanatic. The coffee comes from all over the world, from places such as Cuba, Ethiopia, and Brazil, and is all roasted on site. If you’re a person that loves having your own fresh coffee beans at home, a range of coffee is also available for purchase. The coffee is served in takeaway cups, but we like to do it in true Sevillano style and relax at one of the few tables out the front in the sun.
Address: Calle Regina, 1
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La Cacharrería de Sevilla
La Cacharrería is, hands down, one of the best places for breakfast in Seville. They make their own cakes and offer lots of different brunch options. If you’re tired of the same toast and churros, La Cacharrería has some different things on the menu including fruit salad, granola, and yogurt. Aside from breakfast, it’s also one of the best cafés in Sevilla for an afternoon snack or an evening drink. The homemade cakes are worth trying, as are the mojitos, and at 2.50 euros, who could blame you!
The only drawback is the size of this café – to say it’s rather small is an understatement. As it’s well-loved among locals and visitors alike, there is often a queue out the food for a table, especially on weekends!
Address: Calle Regina, 14
Snack Bar at The Trinity
Located on the ground floor of the Hotel Inglaterra in Plaza Nueva, the Snack Bar at The Trinity was also awarded the title of Best Cocktail Bar in Spain in 2011 by Harrods magazine. Cocktails aside, what we really love about this place is the decoration. It makes us feel ever so sophisticated as we have a cup of tea and enjoy one of the artisan pastries! If you are around the very center of Seville sightseeing, this is the perfect place to come for an afternoon snack or evening drink.
Address: Plaza Nueva, 7
Naima Café Jazz
Naima Café Jazz is a welcoming space that instantly makes you feel at home and is one of the best cafés in Seville to listen to jazz or just relax. You can come in the afternoon and enjoy one of the delicious desserts along with your coffee, or later on in the evening, it becomes busy with locals who are there to enjoy a drink and the live jazz. If you need somewhere to have a chat after a night at the movies, it happens to be located right next to one Seville’s movie theaters, Cervantes. We love movies, coffee, sweets, and jazz, so for us, Naima Café Jazz is very near perfection!
Address: Calle Trajano, 47
This little café has mouth watering homemade sweet treats waiting for you. With careful decoration and clean lines, Presente Perfecto is a great place to have breakfast, lunch or afternoon snack. We love it because it is a local business! Bea and Rocio started this unique café as a way to share a little corner of their kitchen. Another great reason to go? They have informal English classes, so whether you are a student or a teacher, this is a delicious way to learn, and also a great place to practice ordering your coffee Sevillano style.
Address: Calle Espinosa y Cárcel, 16
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Since 2005, Cyra has lived in the UK, Portugal and Spain working as a professional tour guide. But it was Seville’s charm that captured her heart, and she hasn’t looked back since moving to her favorite city for food, wine and quality of life.