I enjoyed two traditional breakfasts while I was in Spain.
Churros y Chocolate
I went out early one Sunday morning in Jumilla and stumbled on a busy churreria (“doughnut shop”) on Calle Levante, across from the market.
Churros are a weekend treat in Spain. Tostadas are for every day. They are usually a sliced and toasted baguette, served with a generous drizzle of olive oil and a dash of salt.
There are variations on the topping though. In Andalucia, the tostadas are often served with fresh tomato sauce. And this is similar to what I was served at Bar Pinotxo in La Boqueria Market, Barcelona.
Gourmand Breaks: My thanks to Yvonne Davenport-Raby of Gourmand Breaks for suggesting that I visit Bar Pinotxo. Gourmand Breaks is a Spanish travel agency specializing in food, wine and cultural tours. I visited several spots that they include on their tours (including a very high-class chocolate store – Cacao Sampaka). None of these places are easy to find on your own, so a tour can save you considerable time and trouble.