This blog post was originally posted on November 17th, 2015 and was updated on August 29th, 2017
If there is one thing that will turn a grey afternoon into a happy occasion, it is a delicious pastry shop!
We simply can’t resist the pull of flaky pastry dough, chocolate and cream filling and maybe a nice cup of café con leche to wash it down. But finding the best pastries can be a bit trickier if you don’t know the city, so read on for a list of the best pastry shops in Malaga.
You might have seen this little stand in the Plaza de la Constitución, however there are several other locations for La Canasta chain of pastry shops in Malaga. We love to stop into La Canasta for their cakes and pastries. It is always packed for afternoon snack or a late morning breakfast treat.
While you can get little sandwiches, we don’t know why you’d pass up the opportunity to enjoy one of the chocolate napolitanas or the tortas locas (a special pastry from Malaga made with oversized cookies, pastry cream and then covered in a sweet sugary glaze. Some of the yummiest pastries in Malaga, to be sure.
Address: Avenida de la Aurora, 61 also at the corner of Calle Hilera and Calle Armengual de la Mota, and in the Plaza de la Constitución
As you stroll down the gorgeous Paseo de Reding, with its trees reaching from either side of the sidewalk, creating stretch of green canopy, you can’t help but feel that Malaga is the most amazing city. You’re just steps from the beach, but it feels like you’re enveloped in an urban forest.
The only thing to make it better? One of the most delicious pastries in Malaga! You might miss Confiteria Aparcio at first glance, as it’s a traditional hole in the wall shop with only a narrow space for you to stand and choose your pastry. We recommend you try the chocolate croissants!
Address: Paseo de Reding, 16
On the corner, just opposite the Mercado de Atarazanas, you will find the café and pastry shop called Pathelín. We think this is one of the best pastry shops in Malaga for an afternoon snack. The terrace is quite large and you will always find friends catching up, or families having something sweet around 6pm.
We recommend trying both the salty and sweet snacks. They’ve got a ham and cheese sandwich with cheese melted ON TOP as well, but if you’re in for the sweet, try a chocolate covered elephant ear.
Address: Calle Atarazanas (next to the Market) or Avenida Carlos Haya, 1
This family run store, La Mallorquina, is somewhat of an institution in Malaga and is a great place to get your holiday sweets like pestiños and polvorones as well as delicious bread or pastries. We also like to go to the shop next door to pick up some traditional foods from Malaga like wine or charcuterie.
Address: Calle Sagasta, 1
We’ve often spoken of Julia Bakery on the blog as one of our favorite pastry and coffee shops. This one has more of an American feel specializing in cupcakes, scones and cakes, but we think it’s a great choice if you are looking for pastries in Malaga. We couldn’t write a list of the best pastry shops in Malaga without it!
Address: Calle Carreteria, 44
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