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I always find it difficult in a new city to find good restaurants and cafes. Before you know it, you end up in a tourist trap. But it all turned out perfectly in Seville! I found good coffee, drank excellent cocktails, and ate delicious food. So quickly check out my tips for restaurants and bars in Seville.

Coffee in Seville

Let’s start with a cup of coffee. I actually swore off coffee in Spain. I don’t know what they do with it, but it’s not drinkable. But since Seville is such a large modern city, I take my chances anyway. And I’m happy I did because Virgin Coffee, in particular, is excellent.

Un Gato and Bicicleta

A cat on a bicycle. That’s the name of this Seville coffee shop. Un Gato en Bicicleta has a bit of Berlin vibes with the art on the wall and bookshop. It is a nice quiet place to start your day. The coffee is okay, not as good as Jester or Virgin, but so much better than the Spanish coffee you get almost everywhere.

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Virgin Coffee

There is a tiny coffee shop on the square behind the Metropol Parasol. You can only have coffee to go. At Virgin Coffee, I drink my first delicious coffee in Seville, with oat milk from Oatly and a choice of different coffee beans. This is THE best coffee shop in Seville if you ask me.

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Panther Organic Coffee

The Panther coffee chain is known for its panteritas. They are mini croissants with filling or topping. Five for € 3. Have a good cup of coffee with it, or try a delicious smoothie.

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Panther Coffee Sevilla

Snacks in Seville

A quick snack, a sandwich on the go, or just a cool ice cream. You can pick up something tasty on just about every street corner in Seville. Here are three quick snack tips.

The Nata Santa Cruz

Want something sweet? You can buy the Pastel de Nata from Lisbon, even in Seville. Pastel de Nata is a delicious puff pastry with a soft filling. Why not take a box of six pieces with you right away? They are tasty!

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De Nata Seville


No time for an extensive lunch because you want to do so many other things in Seville? I understand, me neither. Opposite the cathedral is Jechura: a bar where you can quickly buy a Spanish ham sandwich. I was so hungry I forgot to take a picture for you. Sorry!

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Amorino is a good ice cream parlor. It is a chain shop you will find in several places in Spain and other countries. They make tasty and pretty ice creams. You choose your flavors, and the employees create your ice cream to look like a beautiful flower. If you want, you can get a macaron on top – I would.

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Amorino ice cream Seville

Tip! There is a lot to do in Seville. Start the anticipation with this article with fantastic sights in Seville.

Breakfast and brunch in Seville

Spaniards themselves are not fond of extensive breakfasts. They often have breakfast with a cup of coffee with a croissant or toast with olive oil, tomato, cheese, or cold cuts. But because that is not enough, they eat a second breakfast around half past ten. Often that’s another coffee with a sandwich. Or sometimes even a beer. Breakfast is certainly not the most important meal of the day. But if it is for you, try La Mala or Jester. Two excellent breakfast restaurants in Seville.

La Mala Brunch Rivero

La Mala is a colorful café with healthy breakfast, brunch, and lunch options. Think of bagels, smoothies, bowls, and so on. It’s a bit tucked away in a back street, but many people, especially tourists, know where to find it.

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Jester is a hip cafe that attracts many tourists for coffee and Instagram-worthy breakfasts. Just order inside and then try to conquer a table outside. Beautifully made plates come from the small kitchen. You have to be patient during peak hours.

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Have lunch and dinner in Seville

You have lunch in Spain between two and half past four, and dinner starts at nine o’clock at the earliest. Lunch is the most important meal for the Spaniards. So take your time in Seville. These are the best restaurants in Seville.

El Traga

Ooh, this is a good choice for dinner! El Traga is a semi-posh restaurant serving Andalusian dishes with a modern twist. I say semi-posh because it looked imposing upon entering, but luckily the atmosphere turned out to be friendly and informal. Without exceptions, everything was tasty, but it was not easy to order another drink during dinner – that’s my experience in general in Andalusia, by the way. El Traga is no exception.

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La Azotea Vinos & Tapas

Strangely enough, the few outside tables of La Azotea are often quiet, even though the restaurant is on the busy restaurant street Mateos Gago. Or maybe it was a coincidence. Anyway, the food is delicious. It is a tapas bar with not-so-standard tapas. If they have it: try the cold almond soup, a local specialty and really, really good.

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El Pasaje

The El Pasaje restaurant in Seville has several buildings around the same spot. It’s a modern tapas bar with good, fast service despite being very busy. The menu is very extensive, and there are unique dishes on it. It is attractively decorated inside, but you can also sit outside if the weather permits. The street has a lovely atmosphere.

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Culinary tours in Seville

Also a good idea: join a culinary tour in Seville. Explore different tapas bars with a guide, or cook your own paella. With GetYourGuide and WithLocals you have several options.

Drinks in Seville

Toast with a fruity sangria, an ice-cold beer, or a fragrant cocktail. It’s all possible in Seville. There are so many bars and outdoor cafes. These are some of my favorite bars in Seville.

El Pintón

El Pintón is a friendly, modern establishment with a few cozy seats outdoors. The bar and restaurant is tucked away on a street corner, just far enough to escape the extreme crowds. I absolutely love the decor. They have a good cocktail list but with a hefty price tag. But hey, it’s vacation, right? I also go here a few times for a glass of wine, and strangely enough, I pay € 3.50 for a white wine one time and € 5.20 the next time for the same wine. I have not tried the food, but you can also eat tapas.

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La Jaula de Papel

I discovered this lovely restaurant just a little too late. While strolling through Seville, I end up at the Plaza de San Andres. A pleasant square full of cafes but without the hustle and bustle of the center. I order an excellent wine at La Jaula and discover it is also a well-regarded restaurant. So I guess I have to go back one more time to try the food. But for sure it’s a nice place to have a drink.

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Bar Catedral

Bar Catedral is always busy and fun. It is located on the busy bar street in Seville, towards the cathedral, so it is great people-watching here. I stick to a drink, but you can also eat tapas. What I saw on the table of the people next to me was straightforward tapas: shrimps in garlic, fried squid rings, and so on.

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Las Teresas

This is one of those tapas bars that are quintessentially Spanish to me. Hams on the ceiling and trash can under your table. It is probably a very touristy bar, but I don’t care because I’m having a good time. Las Teresas is located on a small, narrow street in the old town, and you can enjoy delicious bellota hams and wine. What else do you need?!

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Las Teresas Seville

Chaman Cocktail bar

In need of a good cocktail in Seville? Then go to Chaman Cocktail bar. The bartenders know how to shake, stir and muddle! The cocktail list is very extensive, and the service is incredibly attentive. For sure, the pisco sour is approved. And most cocktails don’t even cost a tenner.

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Muelle New York

Muelle New York is a laid-back bar on the Guadalquivir River. It is self-service, which is fine, but they could come and clean the tables more often. The range of drinks is limited, but you can get an Aperol Spritz or Mojito, for example. In the evenings it is popular among young people. During the day, it is a nice place to catch your breath and enjoy the sun.

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Muelle New York terrace Seville

More Spain inspiration?

  • Accommodation. All-time favorites: Booking.com and Campspace. Rather stay in a hostel? Try HostelWorld.
  • Activities. You book the best tours and activities with GetYourGuide and Viator. Another good option is WithLocals. And Freetour.com and GuruWalk both offer ‘free’ walking tours, while Baja Bikes has bike tours.
  • Attractions and museums. Get a 5% discount at Tiqets on museums and attractions with the discount code: KIMOPREIS22
  • Boat. You can catch a boat to Mallorca from Barcelona, for example. Book your ticket at Balearia. You can also get to the other Balearic Islands with Balearia. Compare ferry prices at Direct Ferries.
  • Bus and train. Travel to Spain with NS International or Flixbus. Other useful companies are Busbud, 12go, and Omio, also for buses and trains within Spain.
  • Car rental. My go-to car rental companies are EasyTerra and Sunny Cars as they have all-inclusive / worry-free offers. Want to compare more prices? Check out Discover Cars.
  • Flights. Have a look at Transavia and Vueling, but do compare prices! Definitely check out Momondo, Skyscanner, and Kiwi.
  • Money. Your debit and credit cards may not get accepted everywhere. You could opt for a Revolut card as an additional card when you travel. 
  • Package deals. Rather go on a catered trip? From The Netherlands, there is plenty of choice. ANWB vakanties, Tui, Shoestring or Sawadee, of rather D-reizen, Sunweb, Corendon or Vakantie Discounter?
  • SIM card. Beware of unexpectedly high calling and internet costs. Buy a local SIM card when you arrive, or arrange one online via Airalo.
  • Travel gear. Buy your gear at Bever or Decathlon, or simply at Bol.com.
  • Travel guides. Let’s get you ready for your trip! Order a travel guide to browse through. For example, at Bol.com or Amazon.
  • Yoga retreat. Or why not treat yourself to a yoga retreat in Spain!

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