photo credit: Eva Timoner
With its marble-top bar, no-fuss food, and chatty local crowd, Bar Imperi is what Spaniards call a café de toda la vida (basically, an everyday cafe). Open since the 1940s, it’s still one of Ciutadella’s go-to spots for breakfast, where Menorcans mingle with a few curious visitors at sunny terrace tables on a corner of the old town’s Plaça des Born. Start the day with some deliciously uncomplicated llonguets, which are small bread rolls stuffed with typical Menorcan ingredients, like tangy Mahón cheese, homemade tortilla, or sobrasada with honey. This is also a great place to pick up sandwiches to go for the beach or a hike, or to relax with a cold beer later in the day.