While having a great time exploring the beautiful Valencia, at some point you will feel like having a bite. But what are the best lunch spots? Once Upon a Bike listed their favourites for you! Whether you are in the mood for a tasty hamburger, small sandwich or delightful pastry, find your perfect spot here!
Lunch in Spain
When you’re out for a lunch in Valencia, there are a few things to keep in mind. Spaniards eat their dinner very late, namely between 21.00 and 00.00! The lunch is therefore very important for the Spaniards, in fact it’s the main meal. The time to lunch is set between 13.00 and 16.00, so you have all the time to enjoy your foodbreak! A typical Spanish lunch has several courses. The first course is something light like a salad or soup. The second course is a meat or fish dish (or a typical Paella). The dessert is some fresh fruit or a delightful pastry. But of course you also have places where you can eat a sandwich and/or tapas. Are you hungry already? Find your spot below!
Saona is a restaurant that is located in one of the most beautiful squares of Valencia, la Plaza de la Virgen. It’s located in the heart of Valencia and has an incredible view on the Basilica de la Virgen, the Cathedral and the square. Its cuisine is homemade and is made with top quality ingredients that will make you enjoy in a pleasant and relaxed environment. They have a great midday menu for only €9,90 euros. The menu consists of entrants like soup and salads, a main dish like hamburgers and sandwiches and a dessert such as cakes, brownies or yoghurt. The quality of the food is very good and their terrace is incredible! Definitely worth to visit.
Saona has more locations in Valencia. For more information you can check their website.
Plaza de la Virgen 8
Gran Via del Marqués del Túria 46
Avinguda de les Corts Valencianes 26
Monday to Friday: 8.00-2.00
Saturday and Sunday: 9.00-3.00
Daydreaming, watching the rain fall and enjoying the quiet streets of Australia.. That kind of relaxed atmosphere can be found in the Federal café. The place breaths a laid-back Australian vibe and has a clean, industrial interior. Drink a coffee with fresh, pure milk and have a delicious oreo cheesecake, some eggs or a tasty sandwich. For about €8,00 you already have a nice lunch! From Monday to Saturday the place is opened till at least twelve at night, so you can eat what & whenever you want.
Try the homemade fries with parmesan cheese and truffle oil, this meal is definitely our favourite! Only fries looks like it’s not enough for a lunch, but you probably won’t even finish it!
Calle Embajador Vich 15
Monday to Thursday: 9.00 – 24.00
Friday and Saturday: 9.00 – 1.00
Sunday: 9.00 – 17.30
La Petit Brioche
This is one of those places you can recommend everyone. La Petite Brioche is a small and cosy bakery located on Calle Sorní 28. The vintage interior and the smell of croissant and fresh bread, makes La Petite Brioche the perfect place to enjoy any time of day. It is ideal for breakfast, lunch and a snack in the most chic district of Valencia. From delicious cakes and pastries to quiches and salads!
La Petit Brioche currently opened a new lunch spot in Poppyns! A stylish store where you can find fashion, technology, decoration and books. The conscious, refreshing place opened in November 2017, it was an initiative of the couple Elena & David. From now on you can have a drink or bite at this magical location! The perfect opportunity if you want to try some place new.
Carrer de Sorní 28
Monday to Friday: 8.00-21.00
Saturday and Sunday: 9.00-14.00 and 17.00-21.00
Very close to the Plaza del Ayuntamiento of Valencia you can find Nuezcafé, a recently opened cafeteria where you can have breakfast, lunch, brunch and eat cakes. Nuezcafé has an industrial style full of careful details where mostly young customers come, who like fashionable places in Valencia. What is recommended is their afternoon menu. Casual, but varied and with quality are words to describe Nuezcafé. This menu consists out of salads, creams, quiches, wraps, hamburgers and sandwiches. Also their brunch served every weekend and in holidays we have to mention!
Carrer del Convent de Sant Fransesc 6
Monday to Friday: 7.30-20.30
Saturday: 8.30-14.00 and 17.00-20.30
It already has five locations in Spain and two of them are in Valencia: one in the Mercado de Colón and the other opened not long ago, very close to Plaza de la Virgen. Both locations share the taste of a mix between vintage and rustic decoration and the smell of fresh coffee. The coffee is accompanied with a great variety of pastries and breakfasts, lunches and brunches. Its specialty is the famous Café Bany (hot coffee with caramel aroma and cream on top) and frappé. If you want something more fresh, you can also drink a cocktail!
Carrer de Martínez Ferrando 2-6
Monday to Thursday: 7.30-21.00
Friday and Saturday: 7.30-23.00
Do you want to try some delicious, authenthic Valencian Paella? Once Upon a Bike also made an overview of their favourite Paella restaurants. Check them out here!