Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Always time for coffee and a butter roll

One of my favourite things about visiting Llodio (or anywhere in the Basque Country for that reason!) is the butter rolls. I'm not sure if it's because it's something I only do when I'm there or because it's impossible to buy butter rolls in any other region in Spain - but I love them!

There is a café in Llodio called Quintana (just outside the centre, across the river and next to the train station for anybody planning a visit) that does the best butter rolls ever. They also do wonderful vanilla slices too, but that's something I choose when there are no butter rolls!

Coffee and a butter roll
From the outside the café really doesn't look special at all. But inside it's super retro - the orange decoration, the floor tiles, the tables and chairs, just everything about it.

Interior of Quintana Café
I'm not sure if it's deliberately decorated in this style or if it's just never been re-decorated since the 70's - but I think it's fab!

So no visit to this region would be complete for me without a delicious cup of coffee and a butter roll (it's probably a good thing that I don't go too often!!).

Hasta pronto!


  1. Those butter rolls sure do look nice, that would definitely be one to visit if I were ever in Spain.

  2. That place seems pretty cool! That butter roll looks huge!

  3. ooo that place looks fantastic!