Zume juice bar, cocktail bar and teashop – Valencia

 

Carrer Valencians, 4
Barrio del Carmen
Valencia

 

Whilst you wont find any big green juices, supplements of spirulina, wheatgrass, barley grass or chlorella or any sorts of vegetable juices (other than carrot), Zume seems to be the closest I’ve found in Valencia that might be described as a juice bar.

 

It has over 35 juices combinations ranging from a standard combos, through to smoothies and exotic mixes.

 

Standards include orange and lemon; orange and pineapple; orange and strawberry; orange, lemon and pineapple; orange, strawberry, pear and peach etc. Everything seems to use a base of orange juice – but you’re in orange country so that’s probably no great surprise. And although I generally avoid orange juice due to its acidity, the juice is at least fresh.

 

Smoothies (batidos) all contain milk although soya milk is available but they have some good combos such as coconut, banana, pineapple, milk; orange, strawberry, pineapple, apple, banana, melon and milk; melon, apple, strawberry and milk; mango, strawberry and milk etc.

 

Standard juices and batidos cost between €3.50 and €4.50 depending on size and ingredients and are all available with the addition of booze if the fancy takes you to wake up wearing someone else’s clothes and with a worrying amount of confetti stuck to your face. Booze additions cost €2 and you can choose between rum, tequila, vodka, whisky etc. But why ruin a good juice?

 

Exotic juices are also orange juice based and cost between €3 and €5, again depending on size and ingredients. Examples are ginger, carrot, orange and lemon (I had this one – tasty but very orangey). Or there is a passion fruit and orange; acerola and orange, papaya, pineapple, mango and pineapple etc.

 

You can also make up your own blends using any one of a number of fruits with a base of orange juice, milk, water or soya milk. Soya milk costs an additional €0/50.

 

You can add a guarana energy shot for €1.

 

They also have a wide range of sweet or savoury crepes.

 

More importantly they have loads of teas from green, rooibos, red tea, black tea, white tea, fruits of the forest, cannabis and lemon and my favorite – Ginseng vital. Which is delicious.

 

Tea is served in proper oolong pots and cookies come complimentary.

 

At the back there is a low seating area with cushions and free wi-fi too.

 

The staff are ultra-friendly.

 

Great spot to drink juice, tea and/or surf the ‘ternet.

 

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