A great cafe on Plaza Constitution in Malaga

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September, 2022

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La Canasta

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Whilst staying in Malaga on a room only package, we visited various nearby cafes for breakfast. We always avoided La Canasta, as we assumed its central location on Plaza Constitution meant it would be expensive.

However on our penultimate day, we found several of our regular places not open at 8.30am, and decided to give it a try. There were around half a dozen tables outside, a few down a side street, but there also looked to be inside seating upstairs. However, the time of day, meant we found a seat outside. We had to order inside at the counter with the food then being brought out. The number on our receipt was shouted out in Spanish, so a top tip, is to spend the waiting time working out the number in Spanish. We had a coffee each and shared a jamon and queso bocadillo with seeded bread, which was really tasty. As well as savouries, there was also a good range of cakes etc. The total bill at €5.40 was no more expensive than other places.

On our final day, knowing it opened at 8am, we returned. This time it was too early for the bocadillo, which appeared to be baked on the premises, so opted for what came out on the receipt as Campero baby p – which was a white flat breadcake with ham and salad in it. Although it was slightly more expensive at €3.10, the total bill was still only €6.20, and we wished we’d found it earlier in our trip.

Helen Jackson

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