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“Great food, drinks and atmosphere”
Review of Calle de Bruselas

Calle de Bruselas
Ranked #564 of 2,047 Restaurants in Malaga
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Neighborhood: Centro
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182 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Great food, drinks and atmosphere”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

We found the Cafe Calle de Bruselas when looking for somewhere for breakfast. We liked the fixed price menu options – I'm reluctant to go into a cafe, sit down and order when I don't know what it's going to cost.

The staff are hard-working and friendly. This cafe represents honest, unpretentious, traditional value – no trendy graphic designs or branding here – just great service and value. We liked it a lot and felt very much at home here.

The breakfasts were ideal – the freshly-squeezed orange juice is the nicest we sampled and the traditional bread with tomatoes and olive oil was just as it should be. With coffee and table service, the price of €3.20 seemed a bargain. We reckoned that Bruselas' pricing is a little cheaper than cafes around the Picasso museum and the cathedral.

Plaza de Merced is a great square with lots of activity to watch and enjoy. We weren't around later in the day to try the tapas, but at €1.80 per plate (€2 after 9 pm), it would have been worth trying.

Worth seeking out and highly recommended.

  • Visited August 2012
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2 Thank Flyingred
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Weird, wonderful, wacky and great”
Reviewed February 15, 2012

Since we first discovered it, this has been one of our favourite bars in Malaga. It's in la Plaza de la Merced. Since the overhaul of the Plaza itself it now has a greater outside space. They do food of the tapas variety, but most go just for a drink and to watch the world go by, or meet up with friends. The inside of the bar is quirky and the decorations change with the times. We were there once for the Hallowe'en festivities and they really went to town. Service is wonderfully efficient and friendly. It's the kind of place where everyone knows everyone but it's not like an English 'local' where they'll turn their heads and look at you as if you don't belong! It's all-encompassing, has a great gay following, but it's not a 'gay bar'. It's a place to hang out and you know you'll 'belong'. Prices are very reasonable, the staff terrific and entertaining and this is definitely worth a visit.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank StevePete9332
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Friendly, filling”
Reviewed August 29, 2009

Great spot for an afternoon lunch, and hang out. Had huge tapas, and equally huge jamon salad, both delicious, reasonably priced, friendly staff, happy to let me type away on my laptop for a couple of hours. A good spot for a coffee, bite, drink, and to catch up on email.

Thank wanderingwho
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