The biggest island of the Balearics, Mallorca, has dreamy island vibes, but also feels like a city buzzing with life all year round.
This month we caught up with Ana Lui who shares how she loves to take a short journey into to Palma to indulge in the bakeries, restaurants and shops, then enjoys the drive back to the countryside surrounded by sheep, olive trees and the beautiful mountains. This really is the best of both worlds!
We give you a rundown of some of her favourite eateries to explore while you're there…
This one is like a fine dining, food art experience but for breakfast! We are so pleased to find this gem. As one of Ana’s top recommendations for specialty coffee and vegan brunches, you’ll find the menu is bursting with choices. Think Kombucha’s, cold pressed juices, vegan egg’s, artisanal bakery and homemade pastries. Even the granola bowls will ‘wow’ you with the fruit artfully displayed and seasoned with coconut flakes, cocoa nibs and edible flowers!
Many of the dishes have gluten-free options and Mama Carmen are pioneers in low sugar pastries so anyone can enjoy whilst taking a little care of your health.
Carrer de Rossinol 3a, Bajos
07013, Palma de Mallorca
T: +34 971 058 601
If you love eating perfectly grilled fish prepared with simplicity and garnished with a squeeze of lemon, then head to
Ca’s Patro March. Overlooking the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean, the setting is unbeatable right on the waterfront. You can get here by boat and step straight off, or drive down a winding road to enjoy seafood caught on the day and fine wines.
This rustic seasonal restaurant has a relaxed vibe with driftwood fencing surrounding a deck where you sit on the edge of the cove, overlooking crystal clear waters. There is no need to get dressed up, everyone comes here for the excellent fresh fish and if that isn’t your favourite meal of choice, they also include meat and vegetable dishes. We recommend to book ahead to avoid disappointment. It is definitely worth a visit even for the views.
CA’S PATRO MARCH
Cala, 16. Deià
T: +34 971 639 137
Let yourself go and let yourself be surprised. This is the appropriate mood to visit Ca Na Toneta, where one ever knows what they'll eat. Ca Na Toneta looks like a traditional family home from the outside on the main street of Caimari, but as you step through to a cosy dining room and further terrace space, you’ll receive a very warm welcome from the restaurants two owners, sisters Maria and Teresa Solivellas. They always put the best of Mallorca on the table, with a balanced ecological menu, and with much of the produce home grown, the food here is bursting with flavour.
The Mediterranean menu unfolds in six instalments: two starters (liquid and solid), a salted coca, a fish dish, another meat and dessert. Here you will experience some of the most genuine and interesting dishes you’ll eat in Mallorca.
CA NA TONETA
07314 Caimari, Mallorca
Telephone: +34 971 515 226
A rare find with a farm to table menu, on the beach. If you’re
looking for an afternoon in a laid back beachside location, Patiki Beach is the perfect place to be. Spend the day on the deck, take a swim, venture into the kitchen to see your food being prepared and finally watch the sun set out to sea, providing the most incredible pink show on the mountains.
With fresh local produce, Patiki Beach celebrates the colourful,
and prides on the favours of the raw ingredients consciously sourced on the island. With the menu changing daily as it rolls with the seasons, you’ll never get bored of the plates and atmosphere here.
2 Cami Del Far,
Ph: +34 971 6345 58