Bread is very essential in the Basque culture and that’s why bakeries offer various types of bread. Locals usually prefer baguettes that are offered in 10 different types even in the smallest bakery.

Coffee and a toast

Many bakeries are set up as cafeterias, offering both coffee and freshly made pastries or toast to accompany it. It is quite common for locals to visit such places when looking for a breakfast. Look out for “breakfast menus” that include juice, tea or coffee as well as toast or pastry . It is a great opportunity grab a newspaper, available in any coffee shop, and catch up on news while having breakfast. It is also a great chance to make small talk with one of the Spaniards who decided to have their breakfast in the bakery.