It’s fair to say that we are coffee fanatics here at Planet Marbella.
A combination of early mornings, tight deadlines and being ordered to stay away from any other mood altering substances means that the humble bean is one of the few kicks that we are allowed. On some mornings the need for caffeine can be so great that we’ve been known to chop out two lines of instant and snort them.
To celebrate the first International Coffee Day, we’ve picked out a few of our favourite places to get our coffee fix. Let us know yours…
A Puerto Banus institution, Sinatra Bar is the perfect place for people watching in the Port. It’s rumoured that if you sit there long enough you’ll probably see yourself go by at some point. Sinatra’s isn’t cheap, but it more than makes up for it for the views of supercars, superyachts and the odd supermodel.
Just opposite the Marbella Club Hotel, D’Maria is one of Planet Marbella’s favourite ventas. As well as doing a killer Menu del Dia, D’Maria is a great place to grab a heart-starting café solo and watch the news and sport on the big screens, as well as check out photos of the owner with various Spanish celebs. I’m normally nursing a coffee on the terrace.
If you fancy a bit of celeb spotting then the terrace at La Sala is a must. If the TOWIE or Life on Marbs crew are around then there is a pretty good chance that you’ll see them here, as well as any passing Premiership footballer. It’s also a good spot for petrolheads, as the poseurs heading into Banus love to gun their engines as they pass by…
Another great spot for people watching is newly opened Kilometre 0. With a healthy range of breakfast options and superb juices, the outside tables are perfect to see most of San Pedro enjoying their stroll from the new Boulevard down to the Paseo Maritimo and back again. Plus you’ll be sorely tempted by the menu.
With a name like Cappuccino, we had to include this upmarket café. Situated on Marbella’s Paseo Maritimo in the luxurious grounds of the landmark Grand Melia Don Pepe Hotel, Cappuccino is a great spot to chill out and watch the sunset over the Mediterranean, while the live DJ plays a few cool tunes. And when the Global Gift Gala crew rolls into town, you may well spot Eva Longoria and her entourage enjoying a con leche…