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All Recipes, Main Dishes / March 24, 2023

A Typical Breakfast In Spain | Traditional Spanish Breakfast Recipe

This Traditional Spanish Breakfast Recipe is possibly the best way to start your day. It´s filled with honest & clean flavors, it´s super healthy for you and it´s all done within minutes.

Traditional Spanish Breakfast Recipe
You will find this exact breakfast served all over Spanish coffee shops, tapas bars and hotels throughout the country. It´s fast, easy on the stomach and promises to give you the energy to tackle on the day in front of you.

Traditional Spanish Breakfast Recipe
To make this recipe I freshly squeezed the orange juice. Just like they do in Spain. Of course you can skip this step and use the store-bought stuff. But by freshly squeezing it, is what gives this breakfast that lift of goodness.

Traditional Spanish Breakfast Recipe

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: I used a baguette for the toast. You can use other types of bread. Just make sure it´s a firm bread. That way once you add the tomato mixture it does not get soggy.

Traditional Spanish Breakfast Recipe

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Traditional Spanish Breakfast Recipe
5 from 4 votes

Traditional Spanish Breakfast Recipe

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 545 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 1/4 cup Spanish ground coffee 20 grams
  • 1 cup low fat milk 240 ml
  • 4 large oranges
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 30 ml
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 baguette
  • pinch sea salt
  • fresh parsley


  1. Make the coffee as you would normally (I used a manual espresso maker)

  2. Add the milk into a sauce pan and heat with a medium heat

  3. Cut the oranges in half and juice the oranges (I used a manual juicer)

  4. Cut the baguette into 5 inch (12 cm) pieces and then in half lengthwise, add to the toaster and lightly toast

  5. Finely grate the tomatoes into a bowl, add in 1 tbsp (15 ml) extra virgin olive oil and season with sea salt, mix together

  6. Once the slices of baguette are toasted, rub them all over with a clove of garlic, then top off with the grated tomato and drizzle them with extra virgin olive oil

  7. Once the coffee is done transfer into coffee mugs, top off with the hot milk, serve at once, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Traditional Spanish Breakfast Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 545 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 442mg19%
Potassium 1375mg39%
Carbohydrates 87g29%
Fiber 12g50%
Sugar 48g53%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 2596IU52%
Vitamin C 222mg269%
Calcium 383mg38%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Amanda Miller

    Pan con tomate was my absolute favorite meal or snack when I was in Spain! Sometimes it came with my vino order, especially in Madrid. I add a bit of sherry vinegar to mine! Its so dreamy and yummy 🤤!

    29 . Jul . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      30 . Jul . 2023
  2. Kathie

    5 stars
    I made baguettes and have been enjoying this breakfast a lot! Today I squeezed my own orange juice. 😁

    11 . May . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      That sounds amazing! much love 🙂

      12 . May . 2023
  3. Peter Fox

    5 stars
    Hi Albert – excellent recipe. I came across this breakfast in Catalunya but didn’t realise it was so popular across Spain. What would I ask for? Pan tostado con ajo y tomate is a bit longwinded – what would a local order in say Andalucia?

    30 . Mar . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Una tostada con tomate y aceite 🙂 Much love!

      31 . Mar . 2023
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  5. Tony

    5 stars
    I just love your Spanish breakfast whenever I am in your beautiful country. Can’t wait to make it myself.

    26 . Mar . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love!

      28 . Mar . 2023
  6. Carmen Judith

    Frequently eat this type of breakfast but prefer my coffee black and strong with some sugar. As for the sandwich I use what in PR we call pan de agua, butter the bread after toasting, add tomatoes slices, top with chopped parsley or even cilantro. Yummm no cle it was typical Spanish breakfast

    24 . Mar . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great! Much love 🙂

      25 . Mar . 2023
  7. Lois Stevens

    5 stars
    This is one of my favorite foods from my Spanish travels. The Spanish tomatoes, toast, olive oil are to-die-for. I think maybe at peak of our tomato season might come closest to replication of the flavors of Spain but certainly not quite the same. So simple yet really such an incredible taste treat!

    24 . Mar . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Thanks for the comment Lois! Much love 🙂

      25 . Mar . 2023
  8. Ramya

    Cant wait to make this soon for me can i use almond milk i never had traditional spanish breakfast before perfect for my after office snacks love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    24 . Mar . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      25 . Mar . 2023

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