Croissant Show

Address: Plaça Constitucio, 2, Mercat Vell, Ibiza Town, Ibiza, 07800, Spain
Telephone: 971 317 665

- Budget

3.9

Quaint all-hours café that is a rite of passage for Ibiza holidaymakers and locals alike.

If any restaurant is like its owner, it’s Croissant Show, whose colourful owner Andres is one of Ibiza’s true characters, with his Salvador Dali-esque twisty moustache, hard-to-understand French accent (despite living in Ibiza and speaking English for more than 40 years) and quirky yet charming mannerisms. I make a habit of popping in at least once a week for a good spot of people watching; early mornings are my favourite.

Food and drink
4.3
90%
Service
4
90%
Food and drink
4.3
90%
Value for money
4.1
90%
Ambience
4.6
90%
Location
4.5
90%

Food and drink

Typically French patisserie style cakes and pastries, plus sandwiches, snacks and general café style fare.

Recommended dishes

For breakfast I love the chocolate filled croissants, for lunch the quiche con puerros (leek flavoured quiche) and for dinner, the chicken salad. For dessert (or a mid-afternoon sugar hit), the raspberry tart is melt-in-your-mouth amazing. But there’s so much on offer, I could eat here every day for a week and never get bored.

Ambience

It’s bustling at all hours, with post-clubbing catastrophes mixing with the early risers and business types using the WiFi around 7am, followed by a steady stream of travellers and tourists as the days and nights go on. The name says it all really, because the people who come here really do make “the show” go on.

Service

The service can be a little slow in summer, but relax and just remember you’re in Ibiza. Good things come to those who wait. But if you’re hungry I suggest simply walking inside and placing your order at the counter. After five years of eating breakfast here, I’ve come to secretly think they prefer that.

Location

Right opposite the fresh fruit market in the old square at the foot of Dalt Vila’s drawbridge, it’s central and makes for great people watching at all hours of the day and night.

Price advice

It’s not the cheapest coffee in town, but the view and atmosphere is worth the 1.80 euros for a café con leche. Croissants start at 1.50 euros, sweet cakes around 4.50 and plated meals from around the 9-euro mark.

Branches

There’s a second Croissant Show in Santa Eulalia, a sit-down restaurant in Cala Llonga and you’ll also find that owner Andres caters to many of the big hotels and smaller restaurants too.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Mature travellers
  • Singles
  • Great views / scenery
  • People watching

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