Tenerife’s 10 best “barraquitos”, the most popular coffee in the Canary Islands

The Canarian coffee called barraquito is the delicious and traditional coffee of the Canary Islands.

If you a coffee lover enjoying your time on the Canary Islands you have definitely heard of a “barraquito”, a highly popular coffee on all the islands even though it actually originated in the capital of Tenerife, Santa Cruz. Naturally, you can try it almost everywhere and choose the your favorite one. However, we would like to offer you a selection of the best places where you can enjoy this delicious Canarian coffee, prepared with condensed milk, liqueur, coffee, milk, cinnamon and lemon.

El Mirador Cafe, Los Realejos

If you are in the north of Tenerife, you can’t miss the El Mirador cafe. This is one of the most popular places on the island to try the Canarian “barraquito”, while enjoying fantastic views of the ocean.

The Monastery Tavern, La Montañeta

This is an ideal place to enjoy a Canarian barraquito while admiring the breathtaking views of the island. Likewise, its rustic atmosphere and its different spaces give it a different feel, highlighting the garden area where you can stroll around after having a drink on one of its terraces or in one of its dining rooms.


Makika & Co, La Laguna

Accompanying a stroll around La Laguna with a bar and a sweet in one of its cafés is an excellent plan. A place highly recommended by locals is Makika & Co, known for its delicious brunches and breakfasts, as well as for the cosy atmosphere created in an interior Canarian courtyard.

Palmelita Cafe, La Laguna

Another place in La Laguna that offers delicious sweets and drinks is Café Palmelita. In our list of the best bars in Tenerife we could not miss this place, perfect to stop for breakfast or a snack.

Barraquito at Al Mar Cafe, El Poris

In this café in Porís de Abona they prepare a wonderful barraquito, with all its ingredients and, in addition, they have a terrace just a few metres from the sea which makes this traditional coffee of the Islands taste even better.

Tenerife's 10 best "barraquitos", the most popular coffee in the Canary Islands

Tip Top Cafe, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Located in Calle Castillo, in the heart of the capital of Tenerife, we find this café which, according to customer reviews, has a “complete and delicious barroquito”, and it doesn’t lack a single ingredient, they even add cream to give it a special touch.

Ébano Cafe, Puerto de La Cruz

Ébano Café stands out for its delicious cakes, which can be accompanied by one of the best “barraquitos” in Tenerife. This café also has a terrace, very well located in a pleasant area of Puerto de la Cruz, right next to the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Peña de Francia and a few metres from the beach of San Telmo.

Les Isles Creperie, La Laguna

The city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna has a wide range of cafés and restaurants, among which this creperie stands out both for its fantastic crepes and for the variety of coffees they prepare, from the traditional “barraquito de las Islas” to their famous “Café Les Îles”.

San Pedro Mirador Restaurant, Los Realejos

This place is known for its spectacular views of the sea, its elaborate dishes and its brunch. Whether you choose to eat there or to stop for a drink, we recommend you try its snacks, while you enjoy the marvellous view of the north of the island that can be seen from this viewpoint.

Habatonka Sweet Factory, La Orotava

With its pretty decoration, its interior patio in the Canarian style and its delicious breakfasts, this café in La Orotava charms everyone who passes by. This picturesque place has an exquisite bar that you can enjoy with some of its original sweets.

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