Toma Café have made coffee into an art form – they roast their own from places such as Colombia, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Honduras; each one has a character of its own. I was so inspired when I was last there, I bought a bag of beans, described as having notes of jasmine and white peach – I’m sipping some now, and it’s spectacular!
As well as fab coffees including cold brew, afogatto (expresso on ice cream) and the option of plant-based or fresh milks, they also have a great variety of fine teas, soft drinks, wine and local craft beers. The short but perfectly formed food menu features sandwiches on excellent bread (including sourdough and home-baked gluten-free), salad bowls for every taste, and charcuterie and cheese boards. There is also a lot of breakfast-y things, but be warned; the kitchen closes at 16:00. After that you can still have a piece of one of their delicious looking home-baked cakes.
This café is very popular with people who come here to work on their laptops, which make for quite a quiet atmosphere that personally I enjoy as a change for the usually very noisy Spanish cafe scene. I love the pared-down decoration; I’d describe it as utilitarian with pops of colour. What’s more, it is right by my beloved Plaza de Olavide (check my article!), so if you want to sit in the sun, have your order to go!