Today in our series of frequently visited places, we introduce to you: Blackbird Café. This artisan bakery-cafe was one of our first loves (not to confuse with doves) in Valencia. In fact, we’ve been here so many times that we became friends with the owners. If you’re looking for an awesome brunch spot and great specialty coffee, you’re gonna want to stick around.
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n artisan bakery-cafe with specialty coffees. Sounds good? Good, stay seated.
May discovered Blackbird Café in 2018 when she just moved in with me, she told me all about it, so I obviously had to find out for myself. May went back almost every single day and I often joined her. It was a great discovery as we hadn’t found any cafes with great coffee, sandwiches, and pastries yet.

A homey feeling 
When you go to Blackbird Café, you’re welcomed with open arms and a very friendly “hola”.  That makes a great first impression, right?
You then order at the counter, pay, and take a seat on one of their vintage chairs while you’re waiting for your order to be served.
There’s a big window inside so you can get a glimpse of what’s happening in the kitchen – this, and being surrounded by a couple of plants, gives you a homey feeling.
If, on the contrary, you like a bit of fresh air, you can soak up some sun on their terrace. 

Different kinds of people come here, but most of them are expats, tourists, or digital nomads. Yes, this place is incredibly popular, which doesn’t surprise me one bit(e) ;-) 

Some refreshing iced lattes with oat milk.


What’s on the menu?
There are so many delicious things on Blackbird’s menu and the great thing is that there are more than enough healthy options – which isn’t always easy to find in Valencia. 
They have sandwiches, cakes, pastries, and toasts. The coffee is great too, let’s call it special (pun totally intended). They offer different kinds of plant-based milk besides regular milk.
You definitely have to try one of their fresh juices as well and if you just want a takeaway coffee or pastry, that’s possible too. 

Our favorites
Okay, I won’t keep you waiting any longer, time to share our favorites with you!

The avocado bacon sandwich is honestly my top favorite and one of the reasons is that they use pesto mayonnaise. I mean, pesto mayonnaise, need I say more?
May and I were truly addicted to it (we’re okay now). Besides that holy sandwich, we love the avocado toast, carrot cake, chocolate chip cookie, cheesecake, banana bread, ginger carrot juice, iced latte and of course: the good old café con leche (coffee with milk).
The people from Blackbird Café love trying out new things, though, so they don’t always have the same pastries and cakes – another excuse to just pay a visit and find out for yourself. I mean… cake and pastry research is important, you know.

Avocado toast & avocado-bacon sandwich, both with fried egg.
Obviously delicious (can you tell we love avocado?)

Free advice

  • Keep in mind that it’s usually very busy during Spanish mealtimes, in any case: you should just give it a shot. 
  • Are you with a group? You can either sit at their big table inside or ask them if they can put some tables together on the terrace. 
  • They’re very dog friendly so don’t hesitate to take your dog with you. There are some water bowls for our little furry friends too. 
  • Don’t worry if you don’t speak Spanish (yet), the staff speaks English as well. 
  • If you need to work on your laptop, you can ask for the Wifi password. However, you should know that you’re only allowed to work at specific times of the day. 

Location & opening hours
Address:
Carrer de la Reina Na Maria 7
Click here to view the opening hours.

Contact details
Instagram:
@blackbirdvlc
Facebook:
Blackbird Café 

As I was typing this blog post, I came up with a new, teeny tiny lyric: “Blackbird singing in the bread of night…” I’m sure you were waiting for this moment to arrive.
It’s definitely okay if you’re cringing now. 

Un abrazo,

Stephanie

Posted 
Apr 1, 2022
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