Estepona, a charming town on the Costa del Sol, is known for its beautiful beaches, flower pots and its ephemeral slide. But did you know that it is also an excellent place to enjoy a delicious brunch? In this article, we present the best places in Estepona to enjoy an unforgettable brunch.

What is the brunch?

Brunch is a combination of the English words “breakfast” and “lunch”. This is a meal usually served on weekends or holidays, and combines elements of both breakfast and lunch.

It is usually a later meal than the traditional breakfast, where you can find a variety of dishes ranging from typical breakfast options such as eggs, pancakes and yogurt, to more substantial dishes such as meats, salads and sandwiches.

In addition, brunch often includes drinks such as coffee, tea, fruit juices and sometimes even cocktails (special mention to the bloody mary). It is a popular choice for those who want to enjoy a more relaxed and hearty mid-morning meal without having to worry about the traditional breakfast or lunch schedule.

What is the origin of brunch? From Buckingham to New York (and Estepona).

The origin of brunch is somewhat diffuse and cannot be attributed to a single person or specific place. However, the concept of combining breakfast and lunch is believed to have emerged in the 19th century in England. During this era, upper-class Britons began to enjoy a “late lunch” on Sundays after attending morning church services. This meal usually included a wide variety of dishes that combined elements of breakfast and lunch.

As this custom spread, brunch became popular in other countries, such as the United States, where it became a tradition, especially in New York City. Over the years, brunch has evolved and adapted to different cultures and culinary preferences, becoming a popular choice in many parts of the world.

Here we present our top 10 places in Estepona where to have a good brunch.

10. El Toque

If you feel like eating on a terrace, El Toque is what you are looking for. It is in front of the Iglesia del Carmen. They have all kinds of different tapas: mini hamburgers, gyozas, tuna tartar… They often change the menu and add new proposals, often with an Asian touch that is not bad at all. Attention: if you are told that a dish is spicy, it is really spicy.


9. Tolone

A classic of Estepona. You can sit inside or on the terrace. The menu is very extensive and the drinks menu is hard to beat: teas, coffees, juices, smoothies, drinks… You name it. Also, the homemade pies and waffles are not bad at all.


8. La Bulla Gastrobar

Another option on the seafront. You will find vegan and vegetarian options. The dishes are not particularly large, but if you are someone who likes to try a little bit of everything, La Bulla is a fantastic choice. If it gets late, take the opportunity to watch the sunset 🙂


7. Palm Beach Estepona

Quality and price do not always go hand in hand, but at Palm Beach the relationship between the two is just right: quality and plentiful food, good service and reasonable prices. If you also combine it with good views and its proximity to the sea, you have the perfect combo.


6. De la Mar

If you are looking for something different, we recommend the restaurant “De la Mar”. Everything is perfect here. The seafood and fresh fish dishes are delicious, especially the tuna tartar and rice with lobster. In addition, the selection of wines and cocktails perfectly complements the food. And yes, although it is a restaurant where you can eat and dine very well, you can also have brunch. You won’t regret it.


5. Wild Café & Restaurant

Located near the Kempinski Hotel, Wild Café is a place where everything is different. The dishes are plentiful, the presentations are very well cared for and the atmosphere is very pleasant. Undoubtedly, a real discovery. Ideal for a very healthy brunch that you can accompany with delicious natural juices.


4. Plan B Café

Plan B Estepona is a charming café that offers a fantastic brunch. The quality of the food and the cozy atmosphere of the place are two of its main strengths. There are several brunch options, both sweet and savory. In addition, the friendly and professional attention of the staff, who strive to provide a memorable dining experience, stands out.


3. La Casa del Rey

This elegant café-restaurant, located in an old manor house, is the perfect place to enjoy a sophisticated brunch in Estepona. La Casa del Rey offers a wide selection of dishes, from eggs Benedict to fresh salads and delicious desserts. In addition, its quiet terrace is ideal for relaxing and enjoying the good weather.


2. Churrería Parrado

If you are looking for a more traditional brunch, you can’t miss Churrería Parrado. With its delicious freshly made churros, accompanied by a cup of hot chocolate, this place is perfect to enjoy a late breakfast in a cozy and familiar atmosphere.


1. Cafetería Marisquería La Gamba Dorada

Located in the heart of Estepona, La Gamba Dorada is an ideal place to enjoy a brunch overlooking the sea. With a wide variety of options, from toast with tomato and Serrano ham to scrambled eggs with shrimp, this establishment is perfect for those looking for an authentic Andalusian dining experience.

Plan B, Brunch en Estepona

As you can see Estepona is a city with a great gastronomic offer, and its brunch options are no exception. From traditional coffee shops to elegant restaurants, there is something for everyone in this charming seaside town. Don’t hesitate to visit these places the next time you are in Estepona and enjoy a delicious brunch in an unforgettable environment.