Morning caffeine in Spanish hotels

Apr 3rd, 2009, 06:35 PM
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I find the cafe solo is not quite as thick nor as small as what some consider "espresso". I can drink SO much more cafe solo it is delicious.(But then again I drink cafe cubano )
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Apr 3rd, 2009, 06:42 PM
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I'm glad I can go for days without my morning shot of caffeine. My wife on the other hand...
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Apr 7th, 2009, 07:12 PM
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I now have almost TOO much information about coffee in Spain! Anyway, thank you for all your responses, and I am certainly reassured that we will not suffer. I will try to sample all these choices, and If I come away with any strong opinions or thoughts, I'll post them on our return.

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Apr 7th, 2009, 07:54 PM
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Just keep in mind that you don't always find a "café" or coffee shop next door, more often it will be a "bar" where you can get your coffee - which has nothing to do with the N. American/ N. European bar as a night club

The bars usually open quite early, as also many people pour down a coffee on their way to work at their local bar. If you are a morning person, you could visit the market hall in the early hours (usually open around 8am) for coffee and sampling of some local foods.

If you are travelling by car, you will find that most (usually budget) motel chains at the outskirts of town often have 24hr free coffee in the lobby and a (more frugal) breakfast for very little (around €4-6) money.
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Apr 7th, 2009, 10:50 PM
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Good observation, cowboy, as no need to keep walking searching for that coffee shop when anywhere that says "bar" as well as "cafetería" will do.

Now many pastry shops have an espresso machine, too, with a few stools.
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Apr 8th, 2009, 10:24 AM
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I don't know about other places in Spain, but in Madrid, not only are there Starbucks all around, but also a local chain called Cafe y Te (there are many of them) that has very good coffee (and cappucino) and actually quite acceptable food.
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