Granada City - The Teterias (Tea Rooms)

Calderería Nueva is a street full of shops and tea rooms. © Sophie Carefull
Calderería Nueva is a street full of shops and tea rooms.

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There are several teterías at the lower end of Albaicín, easily accessible by foot, crossing the main Granada Street, Gran Via de Colon, away from the area of the Cathedral and in the direction of the old Albaicín quarter and the Alhambra.

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Farola - Traditional Moorish Tea Room Decor.

Unlike the typical English tea room patron, who is likely to be quietly reserved and conservatively dressed, in a tetería you can expect to see many young people, both native Spanish and foreign. The informal, relaxed atmosphere attracts people from all walks of life, including many students. Granada is an important University City and during term time almost 25% of the population is represented by students.

The historic quarter of El Albaicín in Granada is home to many teterías, so as well as soaking up the atmosphere of centuries past in the Alhambra and other monuments of worldwide historic importance, you can also stop off for refreshments in one of these delightful establishments.

The majority of tea-rooms in Granada can be found on Calle Calderería Nueva, this street is known as La Calle de las Teterias the street is literally lined with tea-rooms but here are some of the most famous ones.

Alfagüera

Founded in 1987. They have a selection of international teas and fruit juices, cakes, crepes, Middle Eastern rugs, wall-hangings, and music. They as have Egyptian tea and variety of shakes and water pipes or hookahs.
Calle Nueva, 7. Granada
Tel: +34 958 223 656


Al Sirat

They have more than 80 varieties of tea, including Arab teas, oriental teas, and aphrodisiacs. They also do smoothies and juices, Moorish pastries, pancakes, cakes, wine and Andalusian liquor. They specialise in Arab cuisine, vegetarian cuisine, Indian and middle eastern cuisine.Traditional Arabic-inspired decoration.
Calle Calderería Nueva, 5. Granada


Kasbah

Here you will find a selection of herbal infusions with a great traditional feeling atmosphere created by candle-light and incense. Calle Calderería Nueva, 4. Granada
Tel: +34 958 227 936


Dar Ziryab

They have a wide variety of teas, and live traditional Arabic music. They have more than 20 years of experience and serve a variety of crepes milkshakes and smoothies. They also serve a selection of traditional Andalusian pastries and desserts.
Calle Calderería Nueva,11 bajo. Granada
Tel: +34 655 446 775


Oriental

Neatly decorated, minimal yet exotic. There are two floors with a large Arabic dining room. They have a variety of exotic teas, and some classic. They also serve natural juices and smoothies, sweet and savory crepes, and Moroccan food.
Calle Calderería Nueva,on the corner with Cuesta Marañas. Granada


Nazari

This tea-room has a selection of international teas including moroccan, saharavis, Libyan, Turkish, Russian, Egyptian, Iraqi, and Persasi. The are open 14:00 until 24:00.
Calle Calderería Nueva, 14. Granada
Tel: +34 608 070 381


Hammam

This tea-room serves a variety of teas from around the world, ranging from delicate to very strong teas all come served in elegant and beautiful teapots.
Calle Calle Santa Ana, 16. Granada


Albayzin Abaco Té

This tea-room is found in the lower part of the Albaicin in a 2-storey house with the terrace overlooking the Alhambra. Their specialitites are crepes, salads, cakes and sweets. They serve a wide variety of teas, coffees, chocolates, herbal teas, juices, iced drinks, milk shakes and yogurts. All come served in a tranquil atmosphere with a lovely view. It also has free WiFi.
Calle Alamo del Marqués 5, Granada
Tel: +34 958 221 935

Take some tea home with you, Granada has a great selection of fruity infusions. © Sophie Carefull
Take some tea home with you, Granada has a great selection of fruity infusions.