Imagine you’re doing a hike when, all of a sudden, in the middle of nowhere, you see a sign:
Tartes, Quiches, Zumo, Cafe
I don’t know about you but I would be ecstatic. I would feel so lucky. I am in nature, surrounded by a magnificent landscape, breathing clean air, and on top of that I get to eat homemade cakes and freshly squeezed orange juice. I guess Lena was right; Heaven is a place on earth.
I didn’t really discover it by chance; a friend of mine told me about it. We immediately decided to hike there. The day we picked was was cold and drizzly but that didn’t stop us. Nothing can stop me from trying something new or delicious. Not even snow.
I love to hike, but if you don’t, Ines’s cakes are an excellent incentive to put on your hiking boots. Last week was my third time at Son Mico. For my boys, it was their second time, and for my husband, his first. It’s a nice, easy walk, even for young children (though maybe not when it’s too hot.) Son Mico is located one hour’s walk from Deia, or one hour and twenty minutes if you come from Soller.
Ines and Isabelle, the sisters who run the cafe and own the house (if I remember correctly it belonged to their grandparents) are friendly and refined. Isabelle’s knowledge of art and Ines’s understanding of food are impressive.
We tried four of the five cakes Ines made made that day. They were all divine, but the boys and Z thought that the lemon meringue pie and chocolate pear pie were especially good. (I agree, but I also LOVED the flourless chocolate cake and orange pie). And, for dessert, we had the quiche. (We had no intention to get it, but, as we were about to start our hike back to Deia, we passed by the kitchen window and the buttery aroma of a quiche that had just come out of the oven made us turn around. It was as fluffy and flaky and tasty as we thought it would be.)
If you visit Son Mico on a sunny day, you should sit at one of the tables or benches outside on the terrace, where you can gaze at the stunning view of Soller, nestled in the Serra Tramuntana mountains, and the Mediterranean Sea. On a cold day, it’s warm and lovely inside by the walk-in fireplace. Make sure you try as many cakes as you can, or come with a friend or two so you can try them all.
And before you leave, take another minute to soak in the pastoral view, and don’t forget to thank the universe for your good fortune. And also me, for telling you about this hidden gem.