We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Stephan and Tracey's 'Cafe Fresco' - a 'little gem' of a place.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Fresco

Cafe Fresco
Calle Los Perros 16 | La Carihuela, 29620 Torremolinos, Spain
0034952372569
Improve this listing
Ranked #12 of 416 Restaurants in Torremolinos
Price range: $3 - $13
Cuisines: Ice Cream, Bar, Café, Sandwiches
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: A new Mediterranean experience has arrived in La Carihuela, Cafe Fresco has an open kitchen for all to see the sandwich creations we have on offer made on 'real' freshly baked bread! We have an extensive array of specialty coffees, iced coffees & slushes, ice cream sundaes, salads, oven-baked jacket potatoes, and the Crepes Suzettes are a memory in the making! The terraces have beautiful views over Playa de la Carihuela, and all our menu is available for takeaway to the beach.
Swansea
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Stephan and Tracey's 'Cafe Fresco' - a 'little gem' of a place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

As a party of 6 adults staying in Carihuela, in early December 2012, Stephan and Tracey's place came highly recommended as an excellent 'watering hole.' It certainly lived up to it's reputation as so many patrons writing reviews on here have confirmed. Our party all agreed, it was a 'little gem of a cafe.' Stephan and Tracey make time and a real effort to get to know their customers. They've only been there for 11 months, but it's evident, particularly when 'locals' regularly visit, that it's a popular place to drop into, for very reasonably priced coffee, drinks and freshly made food. When we return to Carihuela we will most certainly pay yet more visits to Cafe Fresco.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

155 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    120
    17
    14
    4
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hungarian first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A delight in the sun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012 via mobile

Was pulled in by coffee n baileys at 1.80 Euro, front the start you get a biscuit too which is always a nice touch. We heard people talk about the food, so decided to try some the following day. And wow its all fresh, reasonable, great service, the couple run it, take time to talk to you, it was also popular with the locals which is always a great sign.

So, next time you are passing pop in for a snack, a drink, you will be made to feel welcome.

Next time I visit the costa del sol, I will definitely be returning here. Thank you Tracey and Stefan.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
West Country
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Very Friendly Couple”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Yes this is a cafe, however, a very good cafe although we were only in Torremolinos for 3 days we found it there on our second day and returned on our third day. The measures of the drinks are very, very, good. Stephan and Tracey have only been there since January of this year. The food is excellent, very nicely presented making it simply the best, all the same the food and drinks are very reasonably priced. They found out we were there for my wife`s birthday which was the day before we went there, they then surprised us with a special drink each presented on a plate just like that. We will certainly go there on our next visit to Torremolinos good luck and Merry Christmas to you both we wish you all the best for the future. It`s a cafe, however, an excellent cafe with very good food and drinks the Sangria is ecellent. We visited 30 Nov & 1 Dec 2012

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Cafe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

I have visited Cafe Fresco on many occasions. The place is very spacious and clean. You can sit outside and look over to the sea. Stephan and Tracey who own the cafe are always welcoming and keen to help. The menu is varied including daily specials. The sandwiches are excellent and great value for money. There is a great choice of different types of bread and a good selection of cakes. Excellent choice of wines to accompany your lunch! Welll worth a visit!! 10 out of 10!! A cafe from home in the sun!!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Leeds U.K.
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Great for Snacks, Sandwiches and Cakes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Stephan and Tracey do that little bit extra that really matters.
Whether a serviette under the tea pot, carrier bag for your sandwiches for the airport or beach or a blanket on a cold day, these two put the needs of the customer first.
Open daily 8am to 6pm.
I am promised the wonderful cakes are calorie free, but dont care.
All the food is excellent, reasonably priced and presented by people who obviously love what they do.
Certainly worth a visit if in the area.

Visited October 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Cafe Fresco also viewed

Torremolinos, Costa del Sol
Torremolinos, Costa del Sol
 
Torremolinos, Costa del Sol
Torremolinos, Costa del Sol
 

Been to Cafe Fresco? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Cafe Fresco, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.