En La Cafetería

Well, we’ve made it to number seven! That must mean we’ve been going for over a month. How is your Spanish? Are you starting to recognise words?

This week is all about ordering in a café. One of my favourite things to do. Plus, in my opinion, one of the most important things… (haha)

Last Week Practice

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Shall we have a quick refresh from last Tuesday? Can you remember how to say the days of the week? What about the months of the year? How might you say “I work on Wednesdays?” Can you remember how to introduce your son? Feel free to nip back and practice. Learning takes time!


In Spain, a ‘normal’ coffee is very small and very black. If you want it made any other way you will need to specify this!

To find out about the different coffees I’ve tried, you can read my blog post here: Ordering a Coffee in Spain


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El café
el kah-FAY

El cortado
el kor-TAH-doh
Espresso with a shot of milk

El café con leche
el kah-FAY kon LEH-chay
Coffee with milk

El té con limón
el tay kon lee-MON
Tea with lemon

La tostada con tomate
lah tos-TA-dah con to-MAH-tay
Toast with tomato

El azúcar
el a-THOO-kah

El cafe descafeinado
el kah-FAY des-kah-fay-NAH-doh
Decaffeinated coffee

¿Algo más?
Anything else?

¿Cuánto es?
KWAN-toh ess?
How much is it?

Typical Conversation

Buenos días, me pone un café con leche.
BWE-noss DEE-yas. may POH-nay oon kah-FAY kon LEH-chay

Good day. I’ll have a coffee with milk, please.

¿Quiere azúcar moreno, azúcar normal o sacarina?
KEE-air-eh a-THOO-kah moH-REH-no,  a-THOO-kah nor-MAL o sah-CAH-ree-nah

Would you like brown sugar, white sugar or sweetener?

Un azúcar normal, por favor.
oon a-THOO-kah nor-MAL por fah-BOR

One white sugar, please.

¿Algo más?

Anything more?

¿Tiene churros?
TYE-nay CHOO-ross

Do you have churros?



Gracias, ¿Cuánto es?
GRAH-thyass, KWAN-toh ess?

Thanks, how much?

Cinco euros, por favor
THIN-coh eh-OOH-ross, por fah-BOR

Five euros, please

¡Aqui tiene!
ah-KEE TYE-nay

Here you are!

Why not try practising with a friend? One person can be the waiter and the other can be the person ordering then you could switch it around?

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Hasta luego,


This guide is a free blog series. This information has been picked up by practising speaking with locals in the Comunidad Valenciana area. Any resemblance to any book, guide or learning Spanish resources, is purely coincidental. This guide is not intended as a substitute for other resources or teaching. This guide does not guarantee fluency in Spanish.


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Hola! I'm Lauren ("Loh - run") — A twenty-something, engaged, English girl living on the Costa Blanca, obsessed with travel, love and elephants.


  1. I took Spanish for four years in high school. I can’t speak worth a darn, but I can read and understand it fairly well. It’s awesome that you’re offering these lessons.

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