Although open all day, as the name suggests this little restaurant on the edge of Malaga’s historic centre specialises in breakfast, brunch, and early lunches. It’s the love child of two young entrepeneurs, local Lydia Nieto and her Italian partner Roberto, and both the place and the cuisine have something of an Italian feel. The bar is small and minimalist, featuring exposed brick walls and real wood furnishings. It’s also “geek friendly” with good free WIFI and lots of outlets along the walls and benches for keeping your devices charged up.
Food is locally sourced and organic, and features toasts, muesli, yoghurt and fresh juices, but also bacon, eggs and tomatoes for those looking for something more substantial. Along with the brunch menu (served daily from 9.30 – 15.30) there is also a good burger menu, though they’d do better to opt for a soft burger bun – the dense and chewy organic buns they use are not conducive to hand-held eating.
For me their star product is pizza (in this case the organic crust works very well) which you can order in two sizes, or choose a slice or two from the ever-changing varieties offered at the front counter. Orders must be placed and paid for at the bar, but food and drink are brought to your table. Not much of a wine list – just one red and one white (Italian) by the glass. A nice touch is the large glass urn which dispenses (free) herb and lemon water. Staff are very friendly and, if you have kids, you can sit at the bar in front of the kitchen window and keep them entertained watching the pizza chef tossing dough and making endless pizzas and focaccia.
Tel 951 338 497
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Food 8 | Wine 7 | Service 7 | Ambiance 8
herb & lemon water
pizza by the slice (eat in or take-away)
foccacia & pizza
pizza with extra parmesan and chili olive oil
mango, avocado & chicken salad
bacon & cheddar beef burger
lots of plugs!