Hostal Cuba Breakfast – available 9h-12h everyday
Hostal Cuba, the cornerstone of Santa Catalina, at the bottom of Sant Magi and Avenida Argentina has decided to change up the breakfast available downstairs in the restaurant and surrounding terrace.
As the longstanding home of breakfast meeting for businesses and clubs, as well as locals, expats and tourists, Hostal Cuba has been experimenting recently with a more varied breakfast offering, and now they have gone one step further.
The menu now available is essentially four-sided, comprising of more international style plates, local dishes, ones for those that prefer something sweet finishing with traditional toasts & sandwiches. There is now literally something for everyone.
The international plates, described as specials for the more capricious amongst us include pancakes with maple syrup, bananas and crème fraiche plus a choice of sauces from red fruit, chocolate, dulce de leche and caramel. For a healthier option there is Greek yoghurt with seasonal fruit, muesli and honey. If you have a larger appetite, then the aptly named Big Ben could be the one for you. It’s English with a twist, with two fried eggs, crispy bacon and rocket salad, accompanied by toast and homemade marmalade. Also available are eggs benedict and French toast.
On the local menu are the llonguets, a Mallorcan bread roll. There are a variety of toppings to choose from including melted Mahones cheese, cheese and york ham, Iberico ham, sobrasada with parmesan and honey. And for the fish lovers, take your pick from tuna, anchovies and calamari. Not to be outdone you can never go far wrong with the typically Spanish tortilla.
For the sweeter toothed amongst you there is the cake of the day, clay oven baked croissants, the Mallorcan speciality Ensaimada, plus cookies and muffins. All washed down with one of the many teas and coffees on offer, or perhaps a refreshing glass of freshly squeezed orange juice.
If you are lucky and not on a carb free diet, then the extensive menu of toasts could be right up your street. Starting with the classic of Mallorcan bread with tomato, you can then choose from smoked salmon, through to fresh ricotta, to goats cheese or even peanut butter. If a sandwich is more your style then choose from either the Club, Bikini or chicken.
Hostal Cuba is an excellent place to start the day. The staff are wonderful, the inside is perfectly airconditioned to combat the summer heat and the terrace outside is just the spot for relaxing and watching the world go by. If you have to have the most important meal of the day somewhere, you may as well make it exceptional and have it at Hostal Cuba.
Hostal Cuba – Carrer Sant Magi, 1, Palma, 07013
T – +34 971 45 22 37
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By Victoria Pearce
Photos Credit: Anouska Foss