Lunch on the run in Palma

The Spanish stomach runs on a slightly different schedule to ours. Whilst we hear the rumble about 12.30pm, the Spanish still push on for another hour or so. From a quick sandwich on the run, traditional tapas in a bodega, a stand up market lunch or fine dining, Mallorca has it all.

But sometimes when I am in Palma, I just don´t have a minute to sit. I hope that this won’t be your problem and you will be able to linger but, if it is, here are a few ideas for lunch on the run in Palma.


Situated at the Cathedral end of Passeig del Born, the service at Ombu is efficient and friendly and the food is delicious. Very popular locally offering an Asian fusion tapas menu, do not leave without trying the tomato crystal bread and the seabass ceviche.


Think `Cafe Rouge´ style fare with slick service, if a little on the expensive side. They offer a wide selection of tasty salads and sandwiches and the service is swift and friendly. Their most central location of several in Palma is on Passeig del Born where you can sit outside year round and watch the world go by.



Carrer dels Set Cantons 4, Plaza Cort, Palma. Five different delicious bagels made on the premises. Also offering yummy coffee and a wide selection of vegan cakes and pastries. Run by Andrew (UK) and Stephan (South African) the place is a haven of calm. The service is snappy and always with a smile.

My favourite bagel is the cheese and fresh tomatoes, toasted and dripping in local virgin olive oil. Delicious!

Born 8
After a Cathedral visit or some retail threapy, you might find yourself in Passeig del Born. If so, head for Number 8. It is actually a cafe/restaurant .  Take aways can be ordered at the counter but, if you have time sit, there is ample seating inside and outside on the pedestrianised Born. Enjoy a bocadillo ( sandwich ) or one of their mouthwatering cakes.



These are my favourites for lunch on the run in Palma but, wherever you find yourself, the food will never disappoint!

¡Buen provecho!






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