This restaurant is located in a charming pedestrian street in the old part of the city. The interior has an agreeably nautical theme. They serve excellent meat from the Asturian mountains and seafood direct from the Cudillero fishing port. Specialities include scrambled eggs with spinach and lobster, seafood salad, fresh hake and various home-made gateaux. There's a good wine list and an elegant bar and the bill normally works out as good value for money.
This is one of the busiest cafes in the city throughout the day. They serve a wide range of coffee, milk shakes and teas along with sweet or savory snacks. Stop in at any time of day and there's something tempting on offer. At midday it's tapas and vermouth. It has been carefully decorated and the atmosphere is very pleasant, with solid stone walls, warm wood panels and daring paintings. You can have a coffee and a snack for 230 ptas.
This restaurant is located in one of the prettiest and quietest parts of the El Fontán district - El Arco de los Zapateros. It specializes in producing hearty meat stews for its regular customers and has an extensive menu of traditional dishes as well, such as cachopo de merluza (hake with cheese in breadcrumbs). The interior has been refurbished in a functional style. It's a comfortable place with professional service and reasonable prices.
This traditional confectioner's has been on the go for over 50 years selling its high-quality range of traditional goodies. Specialities include sugared nuts, princesitas, carbayones (typical Oviedo almond cakes), bartolos (deep-fried pastry filled with custard) and savoury pastries. They also have a large variety of gateaux and delicious chocolates. Gateaux start at 2500 ptas. They have a little tea room with a big reputation for satisfying the sweet tooth.
This ice cream parlour opened way back in 1878 and has managed to maintain its excellent reputation for quality ever since. It's located in a pedestrian area in the old part of town and offers customers a wide range of choice, including the innovative and original house flavours. They also sell other kinds of sweet goodies, but the speciality is definitely hand-made turron (Spanish nougat). There are long queues outside the door for it at Christmas time and it sells for about 1700 ptas a bar.