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  • Writer's pictureTini Ismail

When there is a will, there is a way...

Some of us are blessed with a good nose to find coffee.

So it was the second day of WOMEX (The World Music Expo). As usual I was always kinda early and decided to explore the area near INFECAR where this conference was held. Decided to catch up with my Swedish amigas who were also attending the event at the nearest shopping mall, Centro Comercial La Ballena. I was glad that there is a Carrefour in the building so I did little grocery shopping.

As we explored up and down and around the building, we were glad to have found Granier. YEAH!! FIKA at last! Located at the terrace this outdoor cafe serves cheap but good coffee with mouth-watering pastry and sandwiches. It was quite challenging to order as the staff don't speak English and my crash-course basic Spanish were all over the place. So there were lots of hand waving and swaying as if I was dancing to get my order right.

Wind through my hair and my hair in my eyes

Despite of the flying napkins, broken communication and rather slow service, the latte was good and the foam was made to perfection. Salmon sandwich was delicious. Portion was not too much, not too little. Lagom. Surprisingly cheap.

Granier pans Artesans started as a next-door trusted neighbourhood bakery. Its first shop opened in 1988 after which business bloomed and it became an established brand in 2010 in the Spanish town of Vilanova i La Geltru by Granier’s founder Juan Pedro Conde. In 2016, this French-concept cafe opened its 300th store and up to date there are over 350 bakeries across Spain, with an international presence in cities such as London, Miami, Lisbon and Rome.

Panadería Granier

Centro Comercial La Ballena

CC La Ballena, Carr. Del Nte., 112, 35013 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

+34 828 90 76 98

Opening hours

Mondays - Sundays 7.00am - 9.00pm

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