1944 and all that

Mar 30, 2012 No Comments by

You may or may not know that I’m a definate Marbella person. I don’t like to travel past Calahonda without my passport and shut my eyes in fear when approaching Gibraltar – as do most people, but that’s another story. Due to recent series of events, however, I found myseld in Fuengirola, a town that sends a shiver down my spine and has earned its mention in history as being the first place that I was thrown out of a club by the bouncers. (1986 in case you were wondering. And it wasn’t the last time that this was to happen, I assure you)

I parked the car, sprinted along the Paseo Maritimo, avoided the tourist hell fish and chip shops and headed to teh newly pedestrianised parts of ‘Fuengi’. In a moment of reverse culture shock, I found myself in a Spanish enclave, with well dressed families enjoying lunch in a series of modern and inviting restaurants, and not a Man U Tshirt in sight.

But it was the Cafeteria Costa del Sol that I grabbed a coffee and a cake in. Outside the tables were full of pensioners in their Sunday best, sitting under the wonderful wrought iron awning. Inside traditionally dressed waiters in black and white glided professionally around the traditional bar, and there was a huge assortment of sandwiches and cakes to choose from. “The cafeteria was established in 1944” our waiter told us “and it’s amost like a shrine to the Fuengirola of lost times…”

Excellent service and great coffee. I had to agree with him

Cafeteria Costa del Sol

Calle Marbella 3
ES-29640 Fuengirola , Malaga

0034 952 47 17 09 |

About the reviewer, Giles Brown

Based in Marbella since the mid 80s, Giles has been involved in all forms of the media for over 20 years, and as a magazine editor for national business and lifestyle publications his work has appeared in The Times, Daily Mail, Sunday Times Travel Magazine and City Player Magazine. With an unrivalled reputation as a professional lunch guest, Giles is an inevitable fixture on Marbella's social scene...
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