As a Palma local of many years, the Palma International Boat Show is always a highlight on my calendar, marking the start of the Summer on the Island and a great opportunity for networking in a stunning location. With the show just around the corner, I compiled a list of some local places to refresh during the show. From stylish coffee shops to more traditional Vermuterias, Palma has so much to offer in terms of food and drink. These spots are only a short walk from Moll Vell, where the Palma Superyacht Village is again located this year. Discover the list below.
Café La Lonja
A firm favourite amongst locals, Yachties and tourists alike. Affectionately referred to by locals as ‘Orange Umbrellas’, Café La Lonja is a no-thrills bar and eatery set in a charming square, located directly across from Moll Vell and STP Shipyard. Serving small plates of tapas, snacks and Bocadillas, this is a perfect spot if you’re looking for a quick bite in-between appointments during the boat show.
Mistral Coffee House
With two locations in Palma, Mistral is incredibly popular for those who are serious about their speciality coffees. The most recently opened location in Plaça de Weyler is the most pleasant to enjoy a coffee in the sunshine on the outdoor terrace. They also do delicious food (possibly the best Avocado on toast in the city). A short walk from Moll Vell, Mistral is well worth a visit to get your caffeine fix during PIBS.
If you’re seeking authentic tapas in a buzzy and stylish setting, La Rosa should be on your list of places to eat during the show. Expect all of the classic tapas dishes, a mix of cold and warm plates and a great selection of Vermouth and Wines. Located in Carrer de la Rosa, right by Mistral, La Rosa is an ideal spot to entertain and dine with clients, just make sure to book ahead as it can be hard to secure a table towards the weekend.
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Vermutería San Jaime
Another excellent spot in Palma for tapas, Vermutería San Jaime is located on Passeig Mallorca, a short stroll through the old town from the boat show. This quirky and stylish eatery is popular with locals and those in the know. A full and dynamic menu of tapas and great selection of Vermouth and Wine can be found here, the sweet options are also particularly delicious so don’t skip dessert! It is highly recommended to book ahead as the tables are often booked up.
If a quick coffee close to the action is what you’re after, look no further than Elefante in Santa Catalina. This laid-back cafe is located directly opposite the bustling Santa Catalina market, and serves breakfast and brunch as well as offering a selection of takeout wraps and sandwiches.
A much-loved local establishment offering simple and delicious breakfast dishes as well as a full lunch menu that hits the spot every time. A particular standout are the Eggs Benedict and the Bagels. El Perrito has two locations on the same street, so if you can’t squeeze into one, check the other one down the road. The ultimate spot for people watching!
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