Café del Mar

Coordinates: 38°58′50″N 1°17′46″E / 38.98056°N 1.29611°E / 38.98056; 1.29611
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Café del Mar
Company typeBar
Number of locations
9 (3 in Spain, 6 international)[1][2]

Café del Mar (Spanish: [kaˈfe ðel ˈmaɾ], Catalan: [kəˈfe ðəl ˈma]; "Sea Café") is a bar located in Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza, established in 1980.[3] In 1999, it founded the record label Café del Mar Music, known for its series of chillout CDs.[4]


Interior of Café del Mar

The Café del Mar was founded on 20 June 1980. The look of the Café del Mar was designed by architect Lluis Güell. He was in charge of the design, decoration and architecture.[citation needed]

DJ José Padilla who became famous for his sunset sets that began in 1991 at Café del Mar died on 22 October 2020 of colonic cancer.[5] He created the first six volumes of Café del Mar compilation albums between 1994 and 1999.[6]

Today, Café del Mar is a bar brand that includes a bar in Ibiza and eight bars elsewhere in the world, including Malta[7][8] and Cartagena de Indias.[9]

Café del Mar Music[edit]

Café del Mar Music releases Balearic ambient, easy listening music. The collections of the music played at the café were first sold on cassette at the end of the 1980s.[citation needed] Starting circa 1994, Café del Mar compilation CDs have been released by various labels. In 1999, the owner of the café founded the Café del Mar Music label.[10] As of April 2017, a total of 22 volumes of the main compilation series have been published.[11]

Café Del Mar hosted the DJs Phil Mison, Jim Breese, and Chris Coco who recorded a few songs as 3 Balearos in 2012,[12][13] including the single "Summer breezin'".


Café del Mar compilations contain music by Pat Metheny, A. R. Rahman, Moby, Jean Michel Jarre, Chicane, Underworld, Rhian Sheehan, Afterlife - Steve Miller, Gary B., Luminous, Linda Di Franco, Triangle Sun and Thomas Newman.


Groups gathered to witness a sunset at Café del Mar, August 2003

Other labels[edit]

Café del Mar Music releases[edit]

  • Aria, (1999) produced by Paul Schwartz, (originally released in 1997 by Astor Place)
  • Aria 2 - New Horizons, (1999) produced by Paul Schwartz
  • Café Del Mar - Chillhouse Mix 5, (2007)

Radio and livestreaming[edit]

Café del Mar began live streaming via their YouTube channel[14] on 28 September 2020.[15] The live stream is titled "Café del Mar Ibiza Live Chillout Radio & Webcam 24/7" and streams purely chillout music without any vocal activity from a DJ. Common artists featured include Everything but the Girl, Groove Armada, Afterlife, Nightmares on Wax, Cathy Battistessa and Sade.


  1. ^ "Venues". Cafe del Mar. Retrieved 8 June 2023.
  2. ^ "Locations". CDM Australasia. Retrieved 8 June 2023.
  3. ^ "Café del Mar, Ibiza - Info, DJ listings and tickets".
  4. ^ "Cafe del Mar - Home". 31 August 2007. Retrieved 7 September 2010.
  5. ^ "José Padilla embodied the original spirit of Ibiza". Mixmag. Retrieved 4 November 2020.
  6. ^ Hunter-Tilney, Ludovic (23 October 2020). "José Padilla, DJ and music producer, 1955-2020". Financial Times.
  7. ^ Café del Mar Brand -
  8. ^ Café del Mar Global -
  9. ^ "Atardeceres | Café del Mar Cartagena | Colombia". CafédelMarCartagena.
  10. ^ "Café del Mar - Compilations". Archived from the original on 5 August 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  11. ^ "Cafe del Mar - the Home of Chill".
  12. ^ "3 Balearos - Summer Breezin' Album Reviews, Songs & More | AllMusic". AllMusic.
  13. ^ "3 Balearos".
  14. ^ "Café del Mar (Official) - YouTube". Retrieved 4 November 2020.
  15. ^ "Café del Mar Ibiza Live Chillout Radio & Webcam 24/7 - YouTube". Retrieved 4 November 2020.

External links[edit]

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